Meta will allow users in the European Union to untether their Instagram and Messenger accounts from Facebook before the Digital Markets Act (DMA) comes into effect in March. This was stated in the company, writes The Verge.

The changes will be applied in the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland, and users will receive the relevant notifications in the coming weeks.

This means that European Meta users will now be able to use Facebook Messenger as a separate service without a Facebook account. And if they have previously linked their Facebook and Instagram accounts, they will be able to separate them.

Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Gaming users will also be able to use these services without using information from their main Facebook accounts. Although in both cases, Meta claims that this will lead to a reduction in functionality.

Google has also recently announced a number of changes to some of its services in the European Union. The company takes such measures to comply with local laws.