Currently, users are able to add information about their political and religious beliefs, as well as their sexual orientation in their “about” tab on Facebook, but the social network is bringing that to an end.
Facebook said the change is so the platform becomes easier to navigate and use.
As part of our efforts to make Facebook easier to navigate and use, we’re removing a handful of profile fields: Interested In, Religious Views, Political Views, and Address,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re sending notifications to people who have these fields filled out, letting them know these fields will be removed. This change doesn’t affect anyone’s ability to share this information about themselves elsewhere on Facebook.
While Facebook, one of the first dominant social networks, allowed users to display a wide array of information on their page, newer social networks have opted for a more minimalist approach, with short bios for users. TechCrunch noted that Facebook’s comparatively expansive profiles are a “somewhat outdated” feature.