My friends list has people from work and my real friends. By default, I want my status updates to be visible only to my friends. And sometimes I want may want my updates to be visible to everyone. What are my options in setting something like this up?
Three easy steps:
- Create two lists (Account > Edit Friends > Create a List): Real Friends and Co-workers; sort FB friends accordingly
- Account > Privacy Settings > Customize Settings > Posts By Me > Customize > Under "Make this visible to" on the line labeled "These people:" select "Specific People..." and type the names of the lists or individuals
- When posting status, click on the padlock icon to change visibility from the default you set above
N.B.: Lists are not the same as Groups. Lists are private and under your control - nobody knows which of your lists they belong to nor can they remove themselves from your lists.