In recent times, Europe has taken very energetic steps to protect the privacy of its citizens on the Internet, especially in applications that operate outside our continent.
We knew that sooner or later this would affect the operation of some applications and services in Spain and today was the day. Some users have seen how texts have appeared on Instagram and Messenger indicating that «some functions are not available«.
Instagram and Facebook Messenger cut features
Apparently, the new European regulations have made some of the functions of these two applications not available on our continent. In fact, Facebook threatened a few months ago to leave Europe, something that obviously did not happen.
Specifically, in Instagram we will lose the functions of polls and stickers and Facebook Messenger what we will no longer have are the personalized responsesSome augmented reality effects on Instagram will also be lost and file sending on Messenger could be impaired.
The reason, although Facebook has not confirmed it, would be that these functions would send information directly to the company’s US servers.
These functions will return in the future
The intention of Facebook, as reported by The Verge, is that the removed features can be used later, we assume that when the necessary changes are made in the applications and servers as to comply with the new regulations.
So if you miss any of the features, it will only be for a few weeks, hopefully not many, before an update brings them back on.
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