Secure Your Facebook Page - Privacy Check-up

~ Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:40 AM ~

I will be sharing some personal tips and tutorials on how I secure my personal Facebook page - as and when I came across any settings to edit I will share it here for your reference and hope you will be able to apply it to your profile as well.

How do I define a profile on FB as secure? When you view a profile, you can only see the least possible info, status updates on timeline and pictures shared on your profile. 

For example, if you view my personal FB profile you can only see my current profile picture and current cover photo, that too I put the same pictures as what I put on my FB fan page. Also, you won't be able to see any status updates postings on my timeline except my life events that I chose to share in public such as the time when my fan page reached 100K followers, or when I was born. That's all an outsider who is not in my FB friend list can view if they are able to search up my profile or clicked into my profile when I commented or liked a posting on FB.

Now back to securing YOUR FB profile, in this post, we will go over the 'Privacy Check-up'. To do this, go to your profile and look on top bar for this icon that looks like a cute little padlock. It's all the way to the right near a drop-down arrow. Click on it.

You will then see a drop-down list of settings you can choose to edit further. Click on the 1st one in the list.

You will then see the following - a quick check on 3 things : Your Posts, Your Apps and Your Profile.

The following is my personal setting. I choose 'Custom' and selected 'Friends' only. I also removed the check on the option for 'Anyone tagged can also see this post'. If this option remains unchecked, when you post something and tagged your friends, their friends will also be able to see what you post. Save your changes once you have put in your settings.

Next is Your Apps. I put 'Only Me' as the setting for the apps I allowed on my personal FB page. I try not to grant access to many 3rd party apps in my personal page as I'm worried with what these apps can do with my personal info. I currently have 3 apps on my page.

Once you have saved your apps privacy settings, you will then be prompted for the last item - Your Profile settings. The following is my personal settings. I choose 'Friends' for most items and 'Only Me' for info such as my birth year and my interests.

Once you have saved your profile privacy settings, you will see the following message. You can continue to further enhance your privacy settings or click on Finish to complete your settings for now.

If you want to check how your Facebook profile looks like in public, do the following steps as shown in my blog post here.

I hope I covered enough info for the quick Privacy Check-up settings for now. Let me know if I missed anything!

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