Given the entry into force of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the EU, Meta recently announced that users on the Old Continent will be able to disconnect their Instagram and Facebook accounts, as well as those of other services offered by the company. like Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Gaming.
In practice, users in the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland will be able to use many of Meta's services in the coming weeks without their data being exchanged between them.
Meta will allow EU users to unlink information between its services
For example, users can use Facebook Messenger as a standalone service without a Facebook account or separate their Facebook and Instagram accounts. However, the company warns that using its services independently will provide limited experience.
For example, if you use Marketplace without Facebook information, you must communicate with buyers and sellers via email instead of Messenger, and Facebook gaming users are limited to single-player games if they separate their Facebook information.
Meta's announcement is similar to that of Google recently, as on March 6th the DMA will come into force, which aims to regulate the activities of tech giants like AppleGoogle and Half because they are considered to have supremacy in the digital markets.
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