Facebook Privacy Settings are changing again! Yup, everyone’s favorite the biggest social network is at it again… adding some privacy features and taking some away (and there’s nothing you can do about it).
Facebook Privacy Settings Changes
Facebook’s blog post just announced enhanced Facebook Privacy Settings. Many will in fact be useful. Instead of the settings being all over the place they will all exist in a single location called Privacy Shortcuts. This section will allow people to quickly change who can see their Facebook content and who can contact them through the Web site. The shortcut will also feature a link to block someone on Facebook with just one click.
Additional changes to Facebook Privacy Settings include a higher level of control on the site’s Activity Log, a feature that allows people to hide or remove things that appear on their Facebook timeline. Users will now be able to quickly view and control comments, photos and posts that have been tagged by others. They’ll even be able request someone take down a photo that they’re tagged in.
The kicker of course becomes the Facebook Privacy Setting that they are taking away… the ability to hide yourself from search. The company said that too few people use it so they’re discarding that particular Facebook privacy setting. uring the TechCrunch Disrupt conference earlier this year Mark Zuckerberg said “Search is interesting. We do on the order of 1 billion queries a day and we’re basically not even trying,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “Today with search the vast majority of it is people trying to find people.” So… it’s not entirely because it’s not heavily used. 😉
The changes will be rolling out to everyone by years-end.