In the information age, using Facebook can become a cause of concern for many people. Privacy is probably one of the most important aspects of Internet life today, as well.
Getting control of your privacy on your Facebook account doesn’t have to be impossible or complicated.
The Three Main Areas of Facebook Privacy Settings
There are three main areas that Facebook uses to control the privacy settings within the platform. All of the posts that you submit online, the apps that connect to Facebook, and your personal profile is all central to the privacy issues that you will find on Facebook. We’ll review these in our guide to Facebook privacy settings.
Here is a review of these below:
If you are using apps that are connected to your Facebook profile you may want to go to settings > apps and adjust who you want to be able to see your information when using the apps.
Information gathered through apps is under hot debate right now. Sometimes, third parties sell your information while they gather it through Facebook
You can control this by limiting who can view your information through the app, or in some cases, you may want to setup apps separately from Facebook to avoid the information issue.
You may want to limit or delete some of your personal information from your profile. Users can only view your profile if they are your friends if your privacy settings are set on friends only.
Advanced Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know
There are several Facebook privacy settings that you should be aware of that can help you choose who you want to be able to see your information. In some cases, you can block certain individuals from either viewing your profile entirely or restrict their access to your information or posts.
In the interest of privacy, you should also prepare to monitor your logins and passcode for unwanted malicious entry.
Few Simple Steps to Prevent Facebook Hacking
It is quite common for hackers to get into the Facebook account and wreak havoc. You can prevent it by doing these few simple steps.
In the privacy settings there is a section about users that allows you to block individuals from viewing your profile or account entirely, and directly above it, there is a section that allows you to restrict the information that you post.
You can choose to either have the public be able to view that information in only some posts, and only friends are able to see it in others. You can also block invites, apps, and app invites.
In some situations, others may try to access your Facebook account without your permission, illegally. Facebook allows you to set your login controls to notify you by email whenever your Facebook is logged in by an unknown browser.
In order to prevent people from getting into your Facebook account it is essential to have a good passcode, and furthermore to change it regularly, preferably every day if possible.
Learning how to create passcodes that are pretty much ironclad does not have to be that difficult; there are plenty of articles available online that teach you how to create complex, strong passcodes that you can remember easily.
What Daily Maintenance Steps You Need to Take
When you’re done adjusting your privacy settings to where you want them as far as posts, information your apps share with others, and your general profile, you will want to take daily action to prevent hackers or anyone else from accessing your information or gaining access to your Facebook account.