Do you want to stop embarrassing photos from nights out being posted on your Facebook wall? Or perhaps restrict work colleges from seeing aspects of your profile? Don’t worry, Virtuoso have 5 great tips to keep your information private on Facebook.
Embarrassing Photo Protection!
Let’s start off with those embarrassing photos. Now everyone has one friend who just loves to take photos of you at your worst! To make sure these photos don’t get into the wrong hands you need to alter your privacy settings. You need to go to ‘account’ then ‘privacy settings’ and click ‘customise settings’ and then go to ‘photos and videos you’re tagged in’. Once here you can select who you want to be able to see tagged photos and videos, you can even restrict it so only you can see it…..phew!
Keep you contact information safe head to your ‘customised settings’ as shown above and click on ‘contact information’ here you can restrict who can view this information. This should stop any unwanted phone calls etc.
Find Me If You Can!
You can remove yourself from both Facebook and Google searches. To remove yourself from the Facebook search go to your ‘privacy settings’ this time click ‘view settings’ from here you can ‘search for you on Facebook’ and alter your settings to friends only.
To remove yourself from Google searches go to your main privacy page then click on ‘apps and websites’ at the bottom of the page go to ‘public search’ and disable public search.
Friend Privacy Settings
On Facebook you can restrict certain friend’s view of your profile. The best way to do this is to segment your friend list e.g. Work, Family, Friends. You can then apply specific privacy settings to these friend groups, again you do this by going into ‘privacy settings’ and then ‘customise settings’ you the click on the required field and customise.
Finally prevent your Facebook getting hacked by enabling HTTPS. HTTPS makes it a lot harder for hackers to get valuable information making it essential for online security. To enable HTTPS simply go to ‘account settings’ then ‘account security’ and check your ‘secure browsing’ settings.
Most companies before hiring someone will search online to see what other information they can find out about a potential employee. It is therefore vital to make sure your profile is secure and you are not sharing information you don’t want to!How To Guides, Social Media Marketing
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