Facebook has introduced a new Privacy Basics to make it easier for people to find tools for controlling their information on Facebook.
Privacy Basics features improved functionality and top topics based on your most frequently asked questions about privacy and security. Built using your feedback, everything is organized so that information about protecting your privacy is easy to find. Privacy Basics puts you in the driver’s seat with 32 interactive guides available in 44 languages.
Privacy Basics gives you tips for things like securing your account, understanding who can see posts and knowing what your profile looks like to others. This is part of Facebook’s overall effort to make sure you have all the information you need to share what you want with only the people you want to see it.
It is making these improvements as part of Data Privacy Day, held each year on January 28. It is joining state attorneys general and other policymakers who are sharing their own privacy information on Facebook, along with organizations around the world like National Cyber Security Alliance, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology, who are working to raise awareness of how to take charge of your information online. In addition to visiting Privacy Basics, we encourage you to take the time to:
- Take the Privacy Checkup. You’ll walk through a few quick steps to make sure only the people you want to see your stuff can see it. You can review who you’re posting to, which apps you’re using, and the privacy of key pieces of information on your profile.
- Choose who sees what you post. On Facebook, you can use the audience selector to choose who will see each of your posts — just your friends, everyone, or specific people you select.
- Increase your account security by turning on login approvals. You’ll get a unique security code each time you access your Facebook account from a new device.
- Manage your ad preferences: Want to know why you’re seeing a particular ad, or see more that are relevant to your preferences? Ad preferences lets you control the ads you see so they are more useful to you. You can also hide a particular ad.
- Check yourself: Ever wondered what your Facebook profile looks like to other people? You can use View As to preview what the public or a specific person, like a friend or a coworker, would see if they visited your profile.