SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has agreed to settle a class action challenging the way it scans URLs included in users’ private messages.

Under the proposed deal, outlined in court papers filed Wednesday evening, class members would receive no cash payout, but the company has agreed to make additional disclosures about how it scans links shared in messages sent privately between Facebook users. The settlement is subject to approval from U.S. District Chief Judge Phyllis Hamilton.

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