Find out if you’re you smarter than your default settings
After you tinker with your privacy settings, the question remains whether you’ve selected the right permissions for the strongest protection.
Below are 10 great tips to immediately sort out any potential Facebook privacy issues. And if you’re looking for a little extra help from an app, try this tool that scans your account. It singles out dodgy settings that could be putting your identity in jeopardy.
Quick note: Profile pics will always remain public. If you want to make one private, your only choice is to delete it.
Maybe you’re still deciding whether you should go to Aunt Agnes’ for a Sunday roast, and you don’t want her to know you’ve seen the messaged invite.
Apps and extensions have been created to remove the telltale ‘Seen’ from your chats. Here are a few tools you can use to protect your privacy (and your weekends):
Unseen: Check your messages in stealth mode with this Facebook app.
Facebook ChatTM Privacy: An extension with great reviews, it disables both ‘Seen’ and ‘is typing’ messages.
Strict Filtering places any message sent by someone other than a friend in the Other folder (located to the right of your Inbox in Messages).
In General Account Settings, the Privacy, Timeline and Tagging, and Blocking buttons connect you with. Here’s a quick overview of what you can manage through these
Timeline and Tagging
This cool feature adds an extra level of oversight to when you’re revamping your Facebook privacy settings:
On the next page you can see what your timeline looks like to the public or to a friend in your network.
Cutting corners with your online privacy is never a good idea; however, there are two things you can do to save yourself a few clicks and avoid a truckload of Facebook privacy problems:
Check out our full and expanded Facebook Privacy PDF guide.
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