I recently found that despite my default posting privacy level being "friends" all of my recent posts are "public". Is there some way I can quickly move these posts back to "friends" or otherwise delete them without removing all my posts?

I turned off public subscriptions but I would rather make all the posts friends-only.

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Click on the triangle in the upper right corner of the blue bar at the top of the window, then Settings, then Privacy in the left sidebar, and then Limit Past Posts on the right to expand that section. Then click the Limit Old Posts button to limit your past posts to (at most) your friends.

You can also change the privacy setting on each post individually by clicking on the globe icon next to the public post.

2016 UI update

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    I remember doing this previously when they changed the default privacy level on posts actually, but forgot where it was. Thanks!
    – Ben Brocka
    Nov 28, 2011 at 15:08
  • I don't know if you're still reading this, but the interface seems to have changed since you posted this answer. Do you know what one does now, on the cusp of 2015? Thanks!
    – jdc
    Dec 30, 2014 at 4:54
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    @jdc You can now go to Settings » Privacy » Limit Past Posts
    – mark4o
    Dec 30, 2014 at 19:57
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    This is awesome! I was afraid that it was going to take an entire evening, but it took less than a minute! Sep 8, 2017 at 1:38

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