New Facebook Privacy TweaksWednesday, August 31, 2011
Facebook has finally rolled out its new privacy center, which offers some long-awaited features (preapproved photo tags!) and reintroduces some older, lesser-known security options.
Some of the most important facebook privacy center features which you should know are summarized below.
1. Approve tags before they're published.
To Configure Tagging Privacy:
Go to Account -> Privacy Settings and you'll see an option "How tags work". Hit "Edit Settings" next to it and you'll be prompted to edit your Tagging Settings. Now, every time someone tags you in a status, photo, or place, the post will appear in the Pending approval section on your profile.
2. Decide who gets to see your posts.
To change the visibility after you've posted, head back to the post on your wall, hover over it, and click the drop-down menu in the upper-right to change the visibility.
3. Change privacy for any profile item.
Go to your profile and select Edit profile at the upper-right corner of the page. Then head to one of the categories (on the left) and change the privacy of its elements using the drop-down menu next to each field.
4. Select the default privacy setting for posts.
Tip: If you frequently post content you'd rather keep private from a certain group of people, create a list of all those people and exclude them by default using the Custom option in this privacy setting.
5. Preview your public profile.
Go to your profile and select "View profile as..." in the upper-right corner. Enter a friends name or select the public link in the instructions above the field to see what it looks like to everyone.