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Owners of Android smartphones will be able to have a bit more privacy when using the mobile version of the social network.

Facebook support Tor from some time, but until now this was true only for the web site of the social networking.

Things change because Android users can now benefit from the ability to encrypt their activity in the application.

To use this feature, you must download a proxy application Orbot and activate the relevant option in the software on Facebook.

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If you still don’t see this option in your profile, in all likelihood it will appear in the coming days because is being gradually activated for different users.

China and Iran have a combined population of 1.4 billion people, potential Facebook users that are otherwise off-limits. Facebook doesn’t say it updated the app specifically to reach people in China and Iran.

But the new feature attempts to to bypass censorship on cell phone networks — and that’s really only useful to people living under internet restrictions.

“Facebook is mostly doing this to extend its reach, which of course is how it makes more money in the long run,” said Richard Windsor, an analyst at Edison Investment Research.

From Facebook are also open to feedback on how the integration works.

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