Facebook Offers Pop-Up Cafés to Discuss Privacy

Facebook is offering consumers in the UK the chance to enjoy a free drink and discuss privacy at any one of several pop-up cafés around the country.

Locations include Great Eastern Street, London, and College Street, Edinburgh. The London café, set up at ‘The Attendant’, will encourage users to run privacy checkups and learn more about their digital footprint.

The initiative is similar to a promotion the firm ran in New York last year, when trailers were set up in Manhattan offering hot chocolate and informative brochures.

Steve Hatch, VP of Facebook Northern Europe, said: “It’s normal to worry about who can see the things you share on social media, but not everyone knows what they can do about it. 

“That’s why we have made customising your privacy settings on Facebook quick and easy. 

“At our pop-up cafés you can get help and advice on how to change your privacy settings – and all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.”

Last month, tech tipster Jane Manchun Wong revealed in a Tweet that Facebook Dating had developed new onboarding screens.

Singles are now welcomed by a message assuring them that their search for romance will be discreet. It reads: “Dating is private. We won’t post your Dating activity on Facebook”.

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