Whether you’re worried about privacy or security these five Facebook settings should be used by everyone who uses the popular social media site. I’ll tell you the five most important settings that most users on Facebook overlook and how you can use them to better protect your privacy and security.
Who can See My Stuff?
If you don’t mind all your posts being blasted over the Internet with anyone being able to look at it then you don’t need to worry about this. However, if you want to stop anyone from viewing your post and only allow friends to see your updates the make sure you set this to Friends only in the settings dropdown.
We all have that one user who always wants to start trouble. One way to get rid of someone who harasses you or you simply don’t want them to know you’re even on Facebook is to block them. You’ll find this under settings, more settings, and then clicking on the blocking manager. From there, just add there name and you’re set.
Review Your Tags before Posting
Getting tagged by someone can make you feel special. However, it’s best to first see what you’re being tagged in before it’s plastered all over your timeline so others can see. You can review tags before they are posting by setting the Timeline and Tagging section. This feature is disabled by default so you just need to enable it.
Check Your Facebook URL
If your profile is not see to private then users can see your page by using this url. It’s under the account settings page. You can locate the url in the username section. It’s best to copy this url and log out of Facebook to view what the url offers when people visit it. If you see something that you don’t think should be in public view then you can make changes.
Who Do You Want to Be Your Friend?
You can set the privacy of your page to only let friends of friends contact you. The default setting is to let everyone contact you however most of us have mutual friends with almost everyone on our friends list. This setting can help eliminate some of those friend requests that are only done for spam accounts.
I hope these tips give you a better idea about how to make your Facebook more private and secure without giving up any of the features that make it so great.