Facebook has rolled out a wave of privacy changes. It is acclaimed as one of the great privacy change in Facebook’s history. The changes are many at a time which includes changes in status update, profiles, tags and location. Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated about the privacy changes in his presentation this Tuesday. Moreover he made a statement that Facebook will make sure that all the users go through the details of the updated version of the privacy settings. The users are given the opportunity to make their own choice with each status update.
The main features in the privacy change are given below:-
Privacy in the Profile:-
While editing the profile, Profile visibility controls appears now next to content. From the Profile editing page itself you change the settings now. There is a button to click for users to come out from the entire Facebook Platform. This gives the users an upper hand in not dealing with application requests and spam. But surely the developers will be unhappy.
This new privacy change gives users large amount of control. The main control is that the friend’s list is now made private. So that the third party is not able to find who your friends are! If someone by chance from Google finds your Facebook Profile, now they cannot find your friends! Isn’t it amazing??
Moreover the interests in Facebook is shifted to a new system named Connections. The previous interests which were made public can now be made private.
Changes in Facebook Tags:-
In the tags also there are major changes in the privacy settings. According to the preference of the user the tag profile can now be changed. The “Everyone” option has been renamed “Public” to implicate clarity. The Lock Icon is also changed. Depending upon whether the update is public or friend or custom, the lock icon appears as globe or friend or gear icon. With the help of the status update, which appears in the publisher box, now it is easy to find out who is being tagged. More over there is a great untagging feature. This helps the user to untag him from a particular photo, after requesting the photo’s uploader to delete it. There is no GPS restriction also. This feature helps the user to tag any location.
Since all the privacy changes are added at the Profile page level itself the users are now easily accessible to the Privacy Overhaul.