How to Adjust Privacy Settings on Facebook (Part 2)
This post is a continuation from Part 1 on How to Adjust Privacy Settings on Facebook. Lately, we have gone through the following:
– Step 1: Quickly adjust Facebook’s privacy settings
– Step 2: Access Facebook’s full privacy settings
This new post will now cover:
– Step 3: Choose the default privacy settings for your publications
– Step 4: Choose or change the privacy level for a specific post
– Step 5: Decide who can write in your journal and what happens when you are identified in a publication
And, the last parts will be covered in part 3:
– Step 6: Set up application privacy
– Step 7: Configure ad privacy settings
3. Choose the default privacy settings for your publications
The default privacy setting is the one that will be applied to all your future publications unless you change it manually, as explained in the next step.
To access the default privacy settings, click on the arrow drop-down menu at the toolbar’s far-right at the top of the screen, then click on Settings and then Privacy in the side menu (left).
The setting for status or photo publications, without any particular intervention on your part, is displayed in the section Who can see my content / Who can see your future publications? By default, in principle, your friends can see your publications.
If you wish, you can make all your publications public by default, thanks to the Public option. This is an interesting option if you want all your publications to be visible to the greatest number of people. On the other hand, you can customize the setting or even restrict all access to only one person: yourself, by choosing the option Me. Of course, the game is not about locking everything, because if only you can see your posts and photos, Facebook loses all interest.
In any case, keep in mind that you can customize the level of Privacy for each post, as explained in the next step.
Reminder: Friends that you have placed in the Restricted list only see your public posts.
4. Choose or change the privacy level for a specific post
The publication of a new status follows the default privacy rules defined by you in the privacy settings.
However, you can choose a different privacy level for each update at the time of publishing: click the button to the left of the Publish button and select another option.
You can also edit the privacy level of status after it is published:
Display the publication and then click on the button that appears when you click on the arrow in the frame’s upper right corner.
– Click Edit Publication and choose a new option.
Note, however, that if you restrict a status’s visibility after it has been published, some people may have already seen it.
5. Decide who can write in your journal and what happens when you are identified in a publication
Who can write in your journal?
By default, your friends can publish in your Diary: a few words, and even a picture or a link. You can forbid it:
– Go to the Settings menu, then click on Diary and login to the side menu.
– Click Edit next to Who can publish in your Diary?
– Choose the option Me Only to prevent others from posting in your journal.
What happens when you are logged in?
To review your Diary’s appearance each time a friend identifies you in one of their posts, make sure the option Review posts your friends identify you in before they appear in your Diary? is set to Yes. If not, click Edit and select Enabled from the options menu. Any posts that mention you will need your approval before they appear in your Diary.
By default, when someone identifies you in a post, it is automatically made visible to your friends. To prevent this from happening, click Edit next to a post option; who should have access to this information if they don’t already? Choose the “Me Only” option. You will then be the only person who sees these posts and can then decide to share them with your friends if you wish.
The rest of the vital information on how to adjust privacy settings on Facebook will continue in the last part (3) of this publication. Stay posted, and don’t forget to comment and share!