Facebook Privacy Settings – December 2012 Major Changes Update

Facebook, the most popular social network nowadays, has announced in the latest press release – “Better Controls for Managing Your Content” – that a new set of regulations and privacy settings will be implemented, in order to increase the security of its ever growing user database. Facebook privacy settings have always been a challenge even for the regular subscribers. Therefore, taking a peek at the Facebook Privacy Settings will help you a lot when managing the content you choose to share with your friends and not only.

After launching the new bunch of privacy settings in 2012, Facebook considered that “Who can see my stuff?” “Who can contact me?” and “How do I stop someone from bothering me?” will improve the website navigation, since until now, updating any of the above options meant leaving the profile page and opening a new window. Also, the new settings privacy shortcuts menu will be displayed with a small lock icon added right to the upper right hand corner of every Facebook page.


Another major privacy setting difference is the new untag tool, where you can easily remove yourself from the photos you maybe dislike or simply do not want to be posted on your timeline. Facebook also helps you filter photos after various criteria – for instance, the predefined message “It makes me sad,” – notifies a photo owner that you wish to be untagged / removed from that picture.

Facebook settings are still undergoing major updates, to improve the users’ privacy, which is the main focus for Nicky Jackson Colaco, Facebook manager of privacy & safety.

If you are an intensive publisher, the updated Activity Log setting will help you manage better all the photos, links, music and other information you share with your friends. You can quickly see public photos you’re tagged in or pictures you have hidden from your timeline, but which are still displayed on other Facebook pages. Whether these 2012 updates are of great help or not, this shall remain to be debated from now on.

Photos of You Setting Facebook - Source redmondpie.com

Photos of You Setting Facebook – Source redmondpie.com


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