New Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook just released an update to its privacy settings. Making it simpler for Facebook users to control the limitation of their privacy. Let’s dive straight in with the Facebook privacy tour if you’ve not recently logged into your Facebook account.

Tagging People in Status Updates for Dummies

new status update

I suppose not everyone realized you can either tag friends or Facebook pages using the @ method or even, by just typing a friend’s name in your list. So Facebook came up with a visual interface to tell you, where to do it.

Control Geo-tagging for Status Updates

geo-tagging

The description confused me a little because it said I could add a specific place too. Does that include a Facebook Page of a restaurant?

Specific Facebook Wall messages for specific people

limited facebook wall

This was maintained from the previous update. But an important note as described is if you wish to hide the previous post from a select group, you can manually change it later – though you’re going to have to look for it, if say it was posted 2 years ago.

New Spiffy Facebook Privacy Landing Page

facebook privacy landing page

I guess to introduce the new Facebook privacy settings, they made a new landing page to remind users of the new status updates privacy settings.

In addition, having 3 large buttons to preset your privacy settings makes it feel setting your privacy is simple. But in all honesty, I’d highly recommend going with the Custom setting and taking the time to set up your privacy.

Moderate Your Tags

control facebook tagging

This was one setting I’m really glad Facebook implemented. The ability to review all tags of you by friends from status updates to photos. Meaning, for the girls, no more “why did you tag me in such an ugly photo?” or for the guys, less “she was just a friend” moments.

But note, you’ll have to enable the moderation because I believe it’s disabled by default. And these settings are inside your Privacy Settings page, under the heading; How tags work.

Kudos to Facebook for this privacy settings revamp. I hope you maintain this interface for a longer period of time. :P

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