How to make all your social media posts truly private
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained
Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the biggest social networks.
Whenever you post something on Facebook—whether on the web or in a mobile app—there’s an audience selector drop-down menu nearby (usually just set to “Friends”). This actually gives you very precise control over who can see your next update, photo or check-in.
Tap or click the drop-down to see more options. You can make your posts public (so anyone can see them), restrict their visibility to certain friends, or even post updates that only you can see. You can also create your own lists of friends: Go to Facebook on a web browser, click the Friend Lists (on the left of the News Feed), and then select Create List.
If you’re prepared to put in the time to create your own custom lists—and many of us aren’t—you can create all sorts of combinations. You might want some updates to be seen just by people at work, or just by your sports club, or by everyone in your friends list except your ex (with whom you’re still connected for whatever reason).
You might be justified in complaining about some of Facebook’s data collection policies, but there’s no doubt the site actually does a very comprehensive job when it comes to letting you choose who can see your posts. It’s just a question of taking the time to set up the friends lists you need and applying them. You should note that once you’ve made a choice (like “work friends”), that setting then stays in place for all your future posts until you change it again.
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