How To Set Your Facebook Privacy Settings For Graph Search

Peter Roesler, President - Web Marketing Pros

By Peter Roesler

President, Web Marketing Pros

facebook-privacy-settingsAs the new Facebook Graph Search continues its slow rollout to more users, more people are going to have the ability to search more deeply in the content of the social media giant.

What this means to you is that all of those weird photos that are buried in your Facebook Timeline are going to be very easy to search. All they need to do is type ‘photos of [your name].’

However, people should remember that Graph Search is locked into whatever your privacy settings are. If you have photos that are available only to friends or friends of friends, only they will be able to find that photo in the search.

However, some of your photos may not be flagged as only visible to friends. And, photos of you that were taken by friends could be accessible to the broad public. You will want to double check this before Graph Search goes totally live in the near future.

There are several ways you can lock down your privacy in your settings, before Graph Search goes global. Here are a few ways:

There is a good deal of concern about what Facebook Graph Search is going to mean – for both regular Facebook users and businesses that have product lines that Facebook could move into. We will see how the new feature unfolds soon.


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