By doing that, Meta is probably trying to respond to revolving privacy regulations around the world, as well as the feedback they got from users and privacy experts.
That will make it easier for them to take action if they choose to.
“Our goal with this update is to be more clear about our data practices; one way we’ve done this is through additional details and examples throughout. At Meta, we’ve always set out to build personalized experiences that provide value without compromising your privacy. So, it’s on us to have strong protections for the data we use and be transparent about how we use it.” – Meta explained.
Also, Meta’s rolling out new post-level default settings, which should increase your control over your content on Facebook.
Until now, your default audience for posts was based on the audience you chose most recently. Now, if someone selects a default audience, that audience selection will apply to new Facebook posts they share to their timeline unless they select a different audience for that post. Therefore, if you had just made your post a public one, all your subsequent posts would be public too.
By using this new setting, you can be sure you’re sharing your posts with the right people.
— Ranjit (@geekyranjit) May 26, 2022