Since the events of Cambridge Analytics more and more Americans are deleting the Facebook application from the mobile.
The US research firm Pew conducted a survey of 4,500 Americans between May 29 and June 11, 2018. The survey comes after Facebook’s recent events that primarily concern user privacy and Facebook’s security towards user information.
According to the survey, 26 percent of users deleted the mobile application in the past year, a fact that will be very interesting to see next year. Many users surf Facebook through the app on their mobile device and not necessarily from their personal computers, so deleting the mobile application indicates the desire to have less time on Facebook more significantly.
Additional data from the survey:
54% changed the security and privacy settings
42% took a break of several weeks to several months
Only 9% downloaded their information to the computer
Among young users who are greater, and according to the survey it seems that young people are deleting the app more and taking more time off Facebook than older users.
To understand what’s going on with Facebook, it’s interesting to see the same survey next year to make a comparison.