Along with making privacy settings easier to find, Facebook also pledged to investigate apps, and give developers less access.
The company has faced a global outcry after a whistleblower said that data from millions of users was improperly harvested by consultancy Cambridge Analytica to target United States and British voters in close-run elections.
Facebook's battered shares, which have dropped 17% in the past week and a half amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal, have gotten off to a strong start this morning after the company announced changes to its privacy settings.
The new menu will also enable users to manage the information Facebook accesses to show users adverts.
"We believe this step, winding down over the next six months, will help improve people's privacy on Facebook", the company said in a statement.
We were pretty excited about reports of a Facebook smart speaker back in February, but it seems the company has shelved plans amid the storm about use of the social network's data. Most of these updates have been in the works for some time, but the events of the past several days underscore their importance.
They explained: "We're introducing Access Your Information - a secure way for people to access and manage their information, such as posts, reactions, comments, and things you've searched for".
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About 25 million people interacted with Playboy's Facebook pages. Facebook also will clarify what types of apps people are now using and what permissions those apps have to gather their information.
The company has redesigned its entire settings menu for mobile platform. However, that comes with the trade-off of having your data and information passed along to marketers and businesses to target you for ads.
"These updates are about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data".
Facebook has been working on the changes in preparation for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which were approved two years ago and take effect May 25.
Facebook is also letting user find, download and delete any of their Facebook data.
Finally, expect some changes to Facebook's terms of service and data policy in the near future.