Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Currently, whenever I like or comment on Facebook, in my friends’ news feed it shows as “Pradeep Simha likes John's photo,” “Pradeep Simha commented on Jay's status” etc. How do I prevent this from happening?

Are there any privacy settings for this actions?

share|improve this question

When you post status there is a select button on the right bottom side which brings up a menu specifying your audience: public, friends, select person/s etc., something like that, I try and limit posts sometimes but I don't know if it works. I once posted a comment that I though was private on an article published on another site, it was very embarrassing.... just as I posted I notice a small checkbox under the comment field saying, share on facebook, and then noticed that I was actually logged into that site with my Facebook ID. I wanted to die. I managed to delete the comment on my wall but it had gone onto the FB newsfeed, publicly! There seems to be no way to delete newsfeed to limit damage in such circumstances, but I think it is possible to select your audience before you make a status update, tho not like and comments. You can only filter your own news feed.

share|improve this answer

just do what i do. create an account with no friends that you use to bash businesses. I too thought it was odd that every post i did showed up on my friends pages. I got ripped off and yelled at a business on FB and to my surprise my friends all could read it. FB probably does this to keep us nice.

share|improve this answer
What is the purpose of opening such FB account? – Simze May 3 '13 at 3:14

protected by Community Sep 8 '13 at 23:14

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.