How to Change the Privacy of Future Facebook Posts (2018)

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Last updated: May 30, 2018 at 22:43 pm

 

This post is part of a series I’m writing on how to reduce your social media footprint.  Click here to read about how to limit the privacy of your past Facebook posts.  Then check out more posts in the series by clicking here.  

As I mentioned yesterday, keeping your Facebook profile locked down and your statuses private is a good idea for multiple reasons.  And I talked yesterday, too, about how to limit the privacy of your past Facebook statuses to friends only.

Today, I’m posting about how to change the privacy of your Facebook posts going forward.

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How to Limit the Privacy of Past Facebook Posts (2018)

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Last updated: May 29, 2018 at 20:28 pm

 

This post is one in a series I’m writing on how to reduce your social media footprint.  Check out more posts in the series by clicking here.  

I’m sure we’ve all looked at the Facebook page of a stranger–or maybe someone we actually know but just don’t like–at some point.  Some people–an increasing number, actually–have incredibly locked-down profiles.  Others make everything on their profiles public.  And let’s face it:  The latter profiles can be pretty fun to stalk.  I’m not afraid to admit it.  I’m a music lover, and I’ve been known in the past to visit the profiles of the children of various music legends.  (That practice stopped abruptly after I accidentally sent a friend request to the daughter of a music legend who died in a plane crash.  Oops!)

At any rate, even if you’re not famous and don’t know anyone who is, having a public profile could come back to haunt you.  You never know when someone you know will be–God forbid–accused of a crime or the at-fault party in an accident that kills a child or elderly person or beloved community member.  Or you may have a day when your better judgment fails and you do something that goes viral.  Neither of these scenarios is good, but if something similar were to happen, you want your profile to be private.  You definitely don’t want Heavy.com scouring your profile for information and lifting photos, do you?

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How to Unlike Individual Facebook Pages (2018)

Last updated: May 26, 2018 at 23:22 pm

 

This is another post in a new series about reducing your social media footprint.  Check out previous posts about turning off facial recognition on Facebook and  managing Facebook groups.  

I’m sure you know how to unlike a Facebook page, right?  It’s pretty simple.  If you don’t know how to unlike a Facebook page, though, here’s a quick and easy tutorial.

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How to Manage Facebook Groups (2018)

Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 23:36 pm

 

This is the second post in a series about reducing your social media footprint.  Last week’s post was about turning off facial recognition on Facebook.  Today, we’re talking about Facebook Groups.  

One of the most annoying things about Facebook is your friends’ ability to add you to groups without your permission.  (I’d like to see this capability go away when the GDPR becomes enforceable in May.)  Obviously if you have friends adding you to neo-Nazi groups or something else offensive, you should unfriend and block them.  But if you have a friend who constantly adds you to relatively harmless groups for Lula Roe or other MLM’s (I have more than one!  How about you? Let’s all have a show of hands.), what do you do?

Well, you reclaim your Facebook feed and leave all the groups–or at least the ones you’re not interested in being a member of.

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How to Turn Off Facebook Facial Recognition (2018)

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Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 3:01 am

 

This is the first post in a series of posts designed to help you manage your social media footprint.  

Facebook makes it sound as though facial recognition is great, doesn’t it?  Check out their description of this feature.  According to Facebook, facial recognition notifies you when someone uploads a photo of you, helps protect you from strangers using your image as their profile picture, and even helps visually impaired persons by telling them who is in an image.  It’s totally awesome, right?!

But are the benefits of facial recognition worth the risk that someone can take a picture of you in public and identify you?  That’s a question you have to answer for yourself.  For folks who want to protect their privacy, facial recognition is downright creepy.  Maybe even Orwellian.

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