Facebook's New Privacy Settings

Facebook announced a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. The main change is moving most of your controls from a settings page to being inline, right next to the posts, photos and tags they affect. Plus there are several other updates here that will make it easier to understand who can see your stuff in any context.

 

Facebook's New Privacy Settings

Here's what's coming up, organized around two areas: what shows up on your profile, and what happens when you share something new.

  • On Your Profile - Your profile should feel like your home on the web - you should never feel like stuff appears there that you don't want, and you should never wonder who sees what's there. The profile is getting some new tools that give you clearer, more consistent controls over how photos and posts get added to it, and who can see everything that lives there.

  • When You Share - In addition to the profile changes, it will now be more visually straightforward to understand and control who can see your posts at the time you share them. Facebook also broadening the functionality of the sharing tool: now if you want to make your posts more expressive, they've made it simple to add location and tag the people you're with.

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