The users of Facebook social media do save lots of personal information into their Facebook profiles. This includes the date of birth, job profile along family relationship profiles. But what is the security of all the information which you unload into your social media account? This information may be snooped or illegally used by some unknown person. Thus this information needs to be secured. But how to make your Facebook profile private and secure all your personal information?
In this article, we will discuss securing your personal information and the procedure to make your Facebook profile private. Facebook sometimes updates its interface a bit, thus it becomes difficult to find out the option, from where the privacy setting can be changed in order to make your Facebook account secure. We will show you the latest procedure to deal with it and secure your account information.
How to make Facebook profile private and more secure?
Making your Facebook profile private means limiting the viewability of your account information. If you don’t want your personal and private information to be shown in public then your can limit its viewability only by your Facebook friends only or by self only. Or if you don’t want the search engine to index your profile, then you can do so and no one will find your Facebook profile searching your name on the Search engine. In order to do so, please follow the steps mentioned below.
- To change your Facebook profile private, you first need to login to your Facebook account.
- Then click on the down arrow menu on the top-right corner of the interface.
- Then choose “Settings & privacy” and under it select “Privacy checkup” option.
- In the Privacy checkup page you will find few tiles regarding your privacy setting of your account. Tap the tile one by one and you will be able to view your current settings or may modify those settings as per your requirement.
Now let’s discuss individual tabs and their requirements.
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“Who can see what you share”- Most important block to make your Facebook account private.
This tab is the most crucial tab in terms of making your account private. This tab deals with the Profile information, Posts and stories, and Blocking.
Under the profile information section, you can change the viewability settings. It’s up to you which info you want to make public or just for your Facebook friends or only for yourself.
On the profile information page, you will find your phone number, email id, date of birth, job profile, city, address, education, and so on. You can change each of its viewability options. Once you are done click next.
You will then move on to the Posts and stories page, where you can again modify the viewability option of your future posts, stories and limit the past post option. On clicking the next button again, you will be able to view your blocked list, and if you want to block someone else you do have the “Add to blocked list” option. Also if you select the “See your blocked list” option, you will get the option to unblock your Facebook friend whom you have already thrown to your blocked list.
If you are all done, you can now move on to review another topic.
“How people can find you on Facebook”- Another important block in terms of privacy.
Under this block, you will find the pending friend request profiles and you can set who can send you the friend request option. Next, you can set who can find your look you up by your contact number and your email id. And the last option is the most vital one. If you don’t want search engines outside Facebook to link to your profile, then you can turn it off from here.
Others blocks are not so much important in terms of privacy setting is concerned. From the “How to keep your account secure” block you can change your Facebook profile password, turn on 2FA, and login alerts settings.
And in the “Your data settings on Facebook” block you can remove the permission of the apps and websites linked with your Facebook account.
You will get the same option when you browse the option from Settings & privacy>Settings>Privacy.
How to make Facebook account private from Facebook app
You can modify or view the sharing options from your Facebook app too. From the app click on the three-line or hamburger menu on the top-right side of the interface. Then click Settings>Settings & Privacy. Under the “Audience and visibility” heading you will get all the options as mentioned above. Check one by one and modify as per your requirement.
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When privacy is concerned it is better to make your Facebook account private and secure. Because you never know how is snooping on your private account information. Thus to be on the safer side, it’s better to secure your information from the outer world. You can modify your account setting in such a manner that none other than your friend whom you know, would be able to view your private information. Even if you think some information is too sensitive, then you can change the viewability setting for yourself only.
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