Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Who Can See What? Facebook makes some significant (and overdue) changes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Facebook has just announced MAJOR changes to how you control what people see:

Today we’re announcing a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. You have told us that “who can see this?” could be clearer across Facebook, so we have made changes to make this more visual and straightforward. 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 (or your friends’) in any context. Here’s what’s coming up, organized around two areas: what shows up on your profile, and what happens when you share something new.

via Facebook Blog.


Granular Facebook Privacy Settings – FINALLY!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Anyone who’s chatted with me about Facebook in the last several months or so knows that my biggest pet peeve about the social network is that you’ve only been able put your friends into one of two buckets of profile privacy settings – “Limited Profile” or, well, not limited profile.

Nick O’Neill ( and Justin Smith ( are reporting today that Facebook is FINALLY rolling out customizable profile privacy settings.

I had assumed that when this feature appeared, that it would be tied to the “Friend List” feature rolled out a few months ago. Apparently, though, you will be able to set specific privacy settings for each friend and will be prompted to do so during the friend confirmation process. I guess that means I have to all of my existing friends one-by-one and make sure the privacy settings appropriate. Sigh.

Go read Nick and Justin’s reports for all the details.