How to Set Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Posted in the Union City Forum
#1 Jan 27, 2012
On the top right hand corner of your News Feed Page is:
Your name, Home and an arrow.
Click on the arrow and a drop down menu will appear.
Click on Privacy Settings.
The first paragraph is titled, "Control Privacy when you post." Within the paragraph are blue letters which say, "Editing your profile".
Click on the blue letters. A new page will open.
At the top of the page will be your name and "Edit Profile"
To the right of each box will be an arrow. Click on each arrow and select "Friends" At the bottom of the page, click the blue box that says "Save Changes".
This sets Basic Information.
To the left is a column.
Friends and Family
Education and Work
Arts and Entertainment
Activities and Interest
2) Click on "friends and family" in the column.
Friends and Family is very important to set.
a) relationship status (Choose "Friends")
b) family (Choose "Friends")
c) Friends (Choose "friends")
This keeps the pubic from seeing your
d)Subscriptions (Choose "friends")
This keeps the public/strangers from
subscribing to your status updates
without being your friend.
Click on the blue box "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.
2) Select...."Education and Work" from the column.
A new page will appear. Beside each box is an arrow/drop down menu, choose "Friends". Click on the blue box "Save Changes".
3)Philosophy...(same as above)
4)Art and entertainment...(same as above)
5)Continue down the column choosing the remaining 3 categories and following the above instructions to choose "Friends" and click on the blue box "Save Changes".
6) Once you have set the last category and "Save Changes" at the top right of the page is two blue boxes, "View my Profile" and "View as".
Click on "View As". This will show you how your profile appears to the public.
You should only be able to see your profile picture and your name.
Your friend list should not be visible or any other information.
(If something is viewable, at the top right of the page is a box "Back to Edit Profile". Go back and check that each arrow/drop down menu is "Friends".)
If only your profile picture and name is visible, go to the top right of the page.
Click on the arrow. A drop down menu will appear.
Choose "Privacy Settings".
On "Control your Default Privacy" choose FRIENDS.
At the bottom of the page is "Blocked People and Apps" This is where you can block or unblock people.
I know this is a lot of information, but I hope it helps.
#2 Jan 28, 2012
Thank you to whoever posted these instructions. I did not realize my wall and friends were visible to any stranger that typed in my name. This took a a while to do but I feel more safe since all my information is set to private.
#3 Jan 28, 2012
All the above information is available by clicking on the "Help" tab at the bottom of your Facebook page, as well as many other tutorials for tweaking your FB account. Each person will decide for themselves how much info they want made available to strangers, but I'm not sure I see the importance of not allowing others to know who is on your friend list. Be that as it may, the best course of action is to simply exercise discretion about what you post on a public forum. Take time to use good judgment and consider the consequences of the information you put on the internet. That will go a long way in minimizing drama.
#4 Jan 28, 2012
I agree, some dont understand that they are the ones making their info avaliable to whoever..but i agree with making only what you want avaliable to the public, i have had my FB account for a week never had one before either, and i knew how to lock and key what i didnt want out there by the help button, i locked my friends list and most on my wall,and any other info i didnt want out,Its true though you never really know what weirdo is lookin at your FB account, dont put out anything that could be info you wouldnt want others to have...thats the reason they have catergories of friends and then there is the public view, so its really just a common sense thing.
#5 Jan 28, 2012
If you have switched to timeline all of your privacy settings are deleated. I learned that the hard way. Had a stalker exboyfriend start sending friend requests to all my friends and my current boyfriend. That is why I keep my friend list private. My younger sister is also on my friends list. I don't want some cyber-pedophile seeing her on my unlocked friend list and tracking her down.
#6 Jan 28, 2012
I have a Facebook and tried the Help tab it is very confusing and requires many, many, many clicks to many, many, many different areas. The instruction posted above are more understandable and easier to follow. Take your arrogance and know it all attitude back to Perfect Land where you are the dictator.
#7 Jan 29, 2012
Facebook 101 and sarah are the same person, and whoooo are they upset, cause someone on here put up some logic and didnt join the drama like they thought would happen. hahaha Goodbye Solitare!
#8 Jan 29, 2012
Oh and i forgot timeline also is facebook 101 and sarah too, all the same person people! Bye solitare
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