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If you checked that box saying you don’t want to appear in Facebook search results, get ready: soon, that choice is going away. Facebook announced in a blog post Thursday that it's removing the ability to opt out of appearing in search results, both for friends and globally, for those who’ve had it enabled.

Facebook actually removed the search opt-out for everyone who didn’t have it enabled early this year, around the time it introduced Graph Search. Now, ten months later, Facebook is giving the boot to anyone who actually cared enough to opt out, referring to the checkbox as an “old search setting.” Facebook claims that less than one percent of users were taking advantage of the feature.

Facebook to rip search opt-out from under those who were using it


Privacy: Why hello there Facebook, how's things going?
Facebook: Oh alright, though you know, things have gotten complicated lately, I think we're gonna have to break up.
Privacy: But why! And what's with the knife?
Facebook: I've got too many other friends now, it's confusing, so I'm going to let you go.
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