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.

You can change your audience in two places.

The First Method

When you log into Facebook and type in the “What’s on your mind?” box, click on the privacy setting (mine here is Public).

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Click on FRIENDS.

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That’s it!

The Second Method

While logged into Facebook, visit this address:  https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=privacy

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The top line says, “Who can see your future posts?”  If it doesn’t say Friends, click on EDIT.

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Click on your current privacy setting (mine here is Public).  Set it to FRIENDS.

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Click CLOSE.

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And you’re done.

An important note:  Remember to check your settings each time you post an update on Facebook, especially if you change it.  As an example, the father of a friend of mine went missing, and I changed my privacy setting to public to post fliers and invitations to the search party.  But then I inadvertently continued posting public posts for a day or two afterwards!

Blessings,
Bridget | Ordered and Organized

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