Enjoying Facebook Graph Search? Better Review Your Facebook Privacy Settings Again

The problem with Facebook was it was really tough to find something within its massive content. But thanks to Facebook for launching Facebook Graph Search, a tool that allows users to search their friends’ photos and likes with ease. However, after the update of last Monday, Facebook Graph Search has become more powerful than earlier. So you better review your privacy settings again.

Facebook Graph Search

According to Facebook, the average user can encounter around 1,500 “stories” each day along with a lot of likes, status updates, and other mundanities to sift through. But within such vast content it’s even quiet impossible to find a particular. So to make the finding process easy, Facebook launched Facebook Graph Search.

Facebook Graph Search algorithm finds information from within a user’s network of friends. Therefore, users could easily search their friends’ photos and likes only. But they were not able to find any friend’s status updates or comments. So last Monday, Facebook updated its Facebook Graph Search. From now on besides easily searching friends’ photos and likes, users can now search even status updates and comments with ease. For example: if you write in the search box “Posts by my friends from last month,” you will find the specific information.

Facebook has said, “Now you will be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you.”

But as Facebook widens its scope of searchable information, questions about privacy continue to rise. So, Facebook users should check their privacy settings if they want to limit the people who can search every post or status update they have ever made. However, here are some ways to protect your privacy on Facebook:

  1. Review photos you have shared or are tagged in.
  2. Check your Activity Log.
  3. Remove tags from photos and posts you’re tagged with that you don’t want to be searchable.
  4. If you don’t want to adjust settings for old posts individually, just Limit old posts.
  5. If you want to keep strangers out of your conversations and unaware of your activity, then don’t use hashtags.
  6. Graph Search also indexes all of your comments, whether you’ve made them on your own profile or a friend’s profile. To review your comments, navigate to your Activity Log and sort it by Comments, found on the left-side navigation.

The most important thing you can do is to check your privacy settings often, especially after new features are released.

Courtesy: The Hacker News

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