Facebook makes a perfect vehicle to network with your friends. You can share personal information with people you trust. However, without the necessary Facebook privacy controls, all private data will be accessible. Someone can simply find your Facebook account by Googling your name. Luckily, Facebook privacy controls has introduced settings to give you more control of what information is accessible.
You may think simply solely giving your information out to trusted friends will be enough to in sure that private information is safe. However, this is a mistake. Your Facebook profile is logged in search engines thus making it available to millions. Even your updates are public information. Facebook privacy controls are a grand step in the right direction. This article hope to help you keep your Facebook details private.
Face book allows you complete control over your information on site and access to material that other users have said they want to share. To protect your privacy and set how private your want your profile to be, go to your profile, and click on ‘Privacy’ in the top right of the screen. Here you have different options.
Protect your Album
One of the most sensitive items to share is photos. To protect your photos from public viewing. Follow the instructions below
1. Open your Photo Albums
2. Select the privacy option to control who has access to your photos
Your contact information can be easily found on Facebook as well as search engines. All someone has to do is enter your name in a search engine to find you and your Facebook page. You can stop this by using the public search option.
1. Under Contact Information, select the option for drop down menus to “only me”
2. Go back to Privacy, Click Back to Privacy
3. Click Edit your settings, under Applications and website, un-check pubic search
Yes, it will take some time, especially if you’re connected to a couple hundred friends already. But this step, while not the quickest, is fairly simple. And it will be one of the most useful things you can do on Facebook.
Friend lists, like they sound, are lists for categorizing your friends into various groups. The nice thing about this feature is that once you set these lists up, you won’t have to do it again. We suggest that you put your work colleagues and professional acquaintances into a friend list designated “work,” personal friends you’re not very close with into a list called “Acquaintances,” and people you’re related to into a list called “Family.” Those three main categories will separate out the groups of “friends” who you may want to hide some information from.
To create a friend list, click on “Friends” at the top of the Facebook homepage. In the left-hand column, click “Friends” again under the “Lists” section. Now you’ll see a button at the top that says “Create New List”. Click it. In the pop-up that appears, you can name your list and pick members. If you’ve ever shared an application with your friends, the process of doing this will be very familiar.
When you’ve finished making lists, you’ll be able to use them when selecting who can see what (or who can’t!) when configuring the security settings described below.
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