Take control of the privacy settings in Facebook
Your guide Alex Cox says… “Facebook is great for sharing, but it’s easy to overshare – it’s time to control who sees what”
There’s a good reason Facebook is the most popular social network in the western world. It’s easy to join, easy to connect with your friends, and incredibly convenient – if you want to share something, it’s only a couple of clicks away. But is that really such a good thing? Do you want every one of your friends to see every little thing you post? Should anybody that stumbles on your profile be allowed to poke through your family pictures or find out your personal information? Absolutely not.
Facebook doesn’t exactly hide its privacy features, but it doesn’t push them either. It’s up to you to decide how secure you want your account and posts to be. We’ll walk you through the steps and safeguards; use your own judgement over how much you want to put in place, to ensure the people that matter can still see your posts and profile.
Account protection Use the ‘Security and login’ section to lock your account and so prevent unwanted intrusion. Get unfriendly Unsolicited requests from people you don’t really know can be unsettling – block them in the Privacy section. review your tags See what friends are posting about you by activating ‘tag reviewing’ under the ‘Timeline and tagging’ option. Block and mute Remove every nuisance, from troublesome friends to annoying app requests, in the Blocking section. Backup now Even if you’re not concerned about security, you may want to keep a copy of your account data in case of disaster.