Facebook has temporarily disabled some European messaging and Instagram features
Facebook will notify Messenger and Instagram users in Europe that some features will be temporarily unavailable. This week, a small message was displayed in both Facebook Messenger and Instagram applications for European users, indicating that some features are not available “to respect the new rules of European messaging services.”
Facebook hasn’t pinpointed the missing features, but on its support page, the company says that both Messenger and Instagram surveys aren’t currently available in Europe, lacks Instagram stickers, and lacks Messenger custom responses. Is revealed. Other missing features include Messenger not being able to send certain files, no aliases, and the ability to share AR effects with Instagram DM.
Facebook has temporarily disabled some of these features in order to comply with new rules for data use in European Union countries. This is part of domestic implementation under the 2002 Electronic Privacy and Communications Directive (Electronic Privacy Directive). The directive imposes stricter rules on the use of data by telecommunications services operating in countries that are part of the European Union.
It is unclear when Facebook will return these features to European users, but a spokeswoman told The Verge that most of them will return “immediately”.