Last updated on August 12th, 2019 at 04:35 pm
Facebook brings intense happiness- it is an easy and divine way to keep a connection with friends and family, share photographs and videos, the express feeling of sorrow or joy, showcase talent and promote brand or business to the world. In other words, it is a superb medium to reach everyone and show our every new activity to them. It is one of the great sources of information and a place of exciting features and functions, and with over 2 billion users, it is one of the most amazing social networks.
Considering so much engagement of the people of this world onto this social media website comes to a lot of shortcomings in terms of privacy. This is because all kind of people are active on Facebook who is viewing your data, your content in terms of your pictures, videos, your whereabouts, etc., one must always keep in mind that there are certain restrictions that should be maintained while posting personal content and information on Facebook or any of the social media platform for that matter.
One should keep certain factors in mind while using social media sites by considering the kind of audience that we have around us. People can use, share, and even take advantage of our content if we are not cautious enough.
Let us look through some settings options that Facebook provides to us and through which we can manage our Facebook privacy if we want our content to not be shown to a broader audience.
Whether you are using Facebook through the web on desktop or your mobile phone or even from the app, you can edit your profile privacy as and how you want to.
Read on to see how to prevent your Facebook profile from revealing too much:
In your preferred web browser, type “facebook.com” and log in using your email id or phone number and your password.
When you open Facebook, you will see an inverted arrow with some drag down options on the top right of the window, click on it after which you will find the option of “Settings” among the other options. This will be the second last option.
After opening your settings, at the left of your screen, you will find various options to edit your settings on the website. You have to find the option of “Privacy” to proceed further.
Now, your desktop screen will provide different pop-up options of editing privacy on your timeline. We will explain to you how to move through each of these various options that will make your profile more safe and secure.
You can also edit your privacy while using the website or the app from your phone.
If you have the Facebook application installed in your phone, you just have to tap on it open the app. If you are not logged in, log in using the necessary details.
“While using the browser, search for facebook.com, and log in using the necessary details.”
After opening Facebook, you have to tap on the “Hamburger” icon located at the top-right corner of your screen.
There, click on the “Settings & Privacy” option, which will show you a list of options. Scroll down until you see the option of “Settings.”
Moving forward, you have to scroll down to the “Privacy Settings.” This option lets you control what all content and information people can see which is present on your timeline.
Choose among the given options of who can view your future or past posts, or who can see your friend list, your story, your highlights etc., by selecting on each of the option and opening the drag down menu to choose among public, friends and connections i.e. the people connected with you on Messenger, or to friends, or only to certain people, or hiding it from certain people.
This feature of personalizing your profile is essential as there are lots of people on the network, and showing your content to the people you don’t want can be harmful if those people are fraud or fake.
Every individual has its own choice of showing his or content to the people whom he wishes to show and to from whom he wants to hide. However, one must keep in mind about not posting any content which might offend any of the users. Moreover, Facebook gives you the liberty to change privacy settings anytime any moment- you can hide your previous statuses, photos, etc. and choose to change the privacy at the time of posting or change it in the present for the future posts. Facebook, hence gives us the freedom of utilizing all of its options for a better experience.