With all the fuss about the new Facebook Graph Search that’s being rolled out, you may be wondering how this will affect your privacy.
In my last post, I explained how to help your business Facebook Page get found in the new Graph Search. Today I’ll show you how to lock down your personal information so you don’t show up unexpectedly…
Searches like “Restaurants in Widnes liked by my friends” are not my idea of fun, but there is no accounting for taste. People live their lives on Facebook!
All that information – your jobs, relationships, your photos, status updates and likes sit quietly in Facebook’s database ready to be searched.
Scary thought eh?
Before you get thoroughly embarrassed by people resurfacing photos of you at the office party or checking in at the local nightclub the day before you called in sick – take some time to understand your privacy with Facebook Graph Search.
How Privacy Works with Facebook Graph Search
In the video, lovely lady called Julia walks you through how Facebook’s Graph Search can affect your privacy and how to adjust your settings.
How To Update Your Facebook Privacy Settings
To access who can see your updates, click on the padlock at the top right then “see more settings”.
Here you will be able to adjust who can see your updates by default and who can search for you by name or email address. Change the settings to your personal preference.
If you have made changes to your privacy settings, you can choose to apply those changes to older posts by clicking “limit past posts”
Of course, if others have already tagged you in updates and photos they will not be affected. You can remove tags or ask for updates to be removed by clicking on “use activity log” and then posts you are tagged in on the left menu
Yes, that is going to get boring very fast scrolling through those posts and removing tags!
For future tags, you can change your settings to approve tagged updates before they show on your timeline. Go back to the padlock and more settings. This time select Timeline and Tagging from the right side menu.
Switch the review posts friends tag you in setting to ON.
The best privacy protection is not to post anything you don’t want surfacing online, online in the first place…
Over to you…
Are you worried about your privacy with Facebook Graph Search? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the commentsUnderstand Your Privacy With Facebook Graph Search by Jan Kearney