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Messenger

Owned by Facebook, Inc.

  • Proprietary
  • Free
  • Social Media
  • Messaging

Messaging application provided by Facebook, where you can connect with friends, family and businesses on Facebook.

Secure your account (self-configuration)

Security settings

Same as Facebook Via any device
  1. The security settings are set on your Facebook account
  2. See our Facebook-service page

Privacy settings

Same as Facebook Via any device
  1. The security settings are set on your Facebook account
  2. See our Facebook-service page

What they collect [source]

Information in camera viewport

Using the camera in the app, everything is analyzed in order to provide filters, masks and tips for using the camera.

Communications (Content, location data, who and when)

Through posts, photos and messages.

Network and connections

Who you are in contact with, people, pages, groups, hashtags.

Your usage

How you interact with all of their products, engagement, who you share with, duration of interaction.

What others share and say about you

What others say about you, shares with and about you. How people interacts with your profile, and imports from address books.

Debit or credit card number

If you make any purchases using Facebook, these details will be saved and collected for 7 years.

Device information

Via computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected device. Operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names, types and plugins (browsers).

Device operations

Operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, mouse movements.

Identifiers

Device IDs from your devices, ad identifiers from Facebook and other services, family device IDs.

Information from partners (even without an account)

Your interactions with apps, ads using Facebook's Analytics tools. These partners provide information about your activities off Facebook - including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads yu see, and how you use their services, whether or not you have a Facebook account or are logged into Facebook.

Activities from other Facebook products

They connect information about your activities on different Facebook products and devices.

Location information

Current location, where you live, places you liked to visit, businesses and people near you to see what you enjoy and might enjoy.

Last updated: 2021-05-24