Facebook is opening the doors of the ”Facebook Café” in Manchester – a pop up coffee shop opening inside Takk on Tariff Street from 28th to 29th August.
The pop-up café is part of a national series that will be opening across the UK, designed to encourage Brits to run a privacy checkup onFacebook, which takes less time than making a cup of coffee. A selected menu of drinks will be on the house from Facebook for anyone who takes part in the simple checkups, with a choice of cappuccino, americano and mint tea.
The series of Facebook Cafés come as new research reveals that 51% of those from the North West surveyed worry about their social media privacy. A third say they worry about a stranger seeing their posts on social media, which is the same number as those who say they worry about someone they don’t know overhearing their private conversations in real life (35 per cent).
The quick and easy privacy checkup allows people to tailor their Facebook settings, personalising how much information is seen by who, as well as seeing which apps and websites you’ve got connected to Facebook.
Steve Hatch, VP, 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 checkup.
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.