Facebook has recently been working to bring some privacy changes. Not all faceook changes work out as expected as users get annoyed when they dont like that change. For example users still prefer the old facebook chat, the new facebook chat is less buggy but the old chat was more convenient.
Yesterday i saw a ticker in chat bar which showed you activity updates of your friends and now i noticed inline privacy control buttons are added to set privacy on the go. The advanced facebook privacy and security settings are essential to maintain facebook privacy and keep your facebook account safe but the inline privacy control buttons lets you adjust privacy of your timeline instantly.
New Facebook Privacy Profile Controls And Features:
Facebook has made easier for users to manage and control their privacy in a new way. You dont have to navigate to settings page every now and then to tweak your privacy settings.
Control your privacy before and after posting updates:
Facebook has added new inline audience selector which allows you to control visiblity of profile info and also when you update your status or post a photo. Earlier you could only select the visiblity only when posting an status update, but now you can even change it even after you share something using the inline audience selector.
You will notice a privacy control button right next to anything you share, choose who you share with and change it whenever you like, notice that the the label “everyone” has now changed to “Public” to make the settings more understandable.
Review tags before they appear on your profile:
This was a much required feature since it gets annoying sometimes when your friends tag you in an unwanted photo and your notifications get flooded with comments then you would have to manually delete the tag, very inconvenient.
Now facebook has made this simpler, you can optionally enable the tag review feature which allows users to approve or reject tags before its visible on your profile. You can also approve or reject a tag if some other user wants to tag you in a photo or a post and if you want to remove an exisiting tag then you can either choose to remove it or request the owner or tagger to remove the content.
See how your profile appear to your friends:
New button at the top of your profile so you can see how your facebook profile appear to others.
Tag who you are with or What you want to talk about:
Earlier you could only tag a person if you we friends or tag a facebook page if you have liked it, but now you can tag people who are not on your friends list and let them know that they are in one of your photos. If the other non friends tag you dont worry, the new review tags feature will come in handy.
The status update area also shows a button to add friends who are with you when you update your status and check into a location.
Tag Locations in Posts:
Earlier “check in” using places feature was only available on smartphones . Now you can choose to check in and add location to status updates, photos or wall posts from PC.
Let the world know where you have been or where you want to go. The old places feature on smartphones and the related settings will soon disappear.
So these are some useful changes made by facebook which will roll gradually in coming days. It shows that facebook is using its recources to ensure privacy on facebook and make sure the users are safe.
Meanwhile the locations and who are you with feature are already visible on my facebook profile, let us know if you see any of the above features enabled soon. If you have any queries or suggestions on the topic do share with us in the comments section below.