A Facebook Café with free coffee and privacy checks is coming to Manchester


Facebook is opening a pop-up coffee shop inside Takk on Tariff Street.

Members of the Facebook team will be on hand to help you tailor your Facebook settings, personalise how much information is seen by who, as well as seeing which apps and websites you’ve got connected to Facebook.

A cappuccino, americano or mint tea will be on the house courtesy of Facebook for anyone who takes part in the simple check-up, which takes less time than making a cup of coffee.

The pop-up cafés are opening as new research reveals that half of us worry about our social media privacy.

Steve Hatch of Facebook Northern Europe said: “It’s normal to worry about who can see the things you share on social media, but not everyone knows what they can do about it. That’s why we have made customising your privacy settings on Facebook quick and easy.

“At our pop-up cafes you can get help and advice on how to change your privacy settings – and all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.”

Customers who don’t want a free coffee can still be served by their regular barista and opt out of the privacy check-up.

For customers choosing to sit in rather than take-out, there will be private booths, open sharing benches and cosy tables for two mirroring the many choices when it comes to personalising privacy in the real world and online.

Takk, 6 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF, 28th/29th August.

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