Published on 04/11/2016 in Tips & tricks from…
In the past, I was a bit careless with my Facebook profile. But when you read about the things that can happen, it makes you think twice before posting something. For example, photos after you've had a few too many, which anyone can look at. Burglars can also keep track of your movements. So I've collected a few tips to help you increase the privacy of your account.
This is very handy. Once you've organized all your friends into groups, you can share unflattering childhood photos only with your family, for example, or photos of what you got up to at the weekend only with your close friends. OK, so this takes up a lot of time. But believe me, it's worth it.
How do you get started? Follow these steps:
Now the real work begins.
Once you've done all this, it's easy to change the Privacy settings for each list:
Later on, if you want more people to see a message, you can change this setting for that message on the start page:
You can specify who can see the photos in each photo album. This is handy if you don’t want your boss or colleagues poring over photos of you and your mates at the pub. Go to your photos, select "albums" and click the gear icon in the bottom right of the album concerned.
That's another choice you should make. Do you only make it visible to your close friends, or can anyone see it?
Make the necessary changes. I advise you to set both to "only me".
The final check: how do others see my profile?
Normally, you should have everything well protected now. But to make sure, you can always check what your Facebook contacts can actually see of your profile. To do this:
Now click "Display as".
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