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How to Change Facebook Privacy Settings


Facebook and Job Search Privacy Tips Copyright Alison Doyle
If you are a Facebook user and are concerned about employers (or others) seeing the personal information that you have on Facebook, you can change your Facebook privacy settings so only certain people, like your friends, can view your Facebook profile. Here's information on your Facebook privacy options and how to change the settings.

How To Change Facebook Privacy Settings

  • Login
  • Account Pull Down Menu
  • Privacy settings

Users Can Change Settings for:

  • Profile
  • Search
  • News Feed and Mini-Feed
  • Poke, Message, and Friend Request
  • • Friends, Notes, and Facebook Development Platform

To Change Your Profile and Contact Settings

Select the desired tab and use the drop down menus to change who is allowed to see that particular aspect of your profile.

Privacy Options include:

  • All my networks and all of my friends
  • Some of my networks and all of my friends
  • Only my friends

Who Can See Your Profile

In addition, you can limit who can see your profile to certain types of people:

  • Undergrad
  • Grads
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
You'll be able to set who is able to view all your profile information including photos, posts, contact information, online status, groups, wall, and status updates.

You also have the option to select if your profile may be viewed via search engines. In the privacy settings home page, select search. To disable the search engine feature, uncheck the box.

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