You do everything you can to project the right image – you stand right, dress right, say the right things, and simply because you forget to update the settings in your Facebook profile, you ultimately end up having your Facebook profile affecting image.
Happened to you yet?
Take a few moments to read this post and protect your image online, even if you use Facebook to stalk your exes!
Let’s start with your Account Settings in Facebook..
Go to the drop down menu at the top right corner in your Facebook profile – you’ll see “Account Settings” tab. Click on it.
“General” is the first tab you see. Check the settings in this tab. And don’t forget to check out your “Linked Accounts”. Remember, these accounts linked to your Facebook account can not only retrieve your personal information, but these can also post status updates on your behalf. So beware!
Next is “Security”.
Turn ON “Secure Browsing”. This helps protect your information, especially if you’re using a public computer, or a public network.
Take a look at the “Recognized Devices”. And definitely turn ON the “Email Notifications” to get notified if someone else is accessing your account.
“Notifications” and “Apps” are easy to handle. These simply show your activity on Facebook. But don’t forget to enable email notifications.
And now, most importantly, click on the “Facebook Ads” tab and edit the settings for Third-Party Ads and Social Ads. In my experience, it’s always better to choose the “No one” option in both these settings.
Now, let’s move onto the Privacy Settings in Facebook.
Choose your default privacy setting – Public (everyone can see what you’re doing), Friends (only your friends can see your activity) and Custom (you control access completely).
Make sure you click on all the privacy settings and choose the setting of your choice.
Facebook does NOT use your private information without your approval. You have ultimate control – simply use the Account and Privacy settings to control everything there is on Facebook about yourself and protect your image online. You never know who’s looking you up on Facebook!
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