Questions tagged [facebook-privacy]

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Deleting Facebook Messenger messages for all users?

I am attempting to regain my privacy by deleting some social media apps. I'm starting with Facebook and Messenger, because those are the ones I use the least, but I see that deactivating or deleting ...
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How to hide my personal facebook account from showing when I post in Story from my Facebook Page?

I have seen that whenever I try to post a story from my facebook page, at the top of the published story, it shows something like this "Story by myfacebookpage posted by mypersonalaccountname" I want ...
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Why is the event location missing from the public view of a Facebook event?

Facebook members have reported they can't view the location of my public event. I can't view it neither in private browsing mode. Please see https://www.facebook.com/events/815082995518176/?...
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Share your Facebook photo album with non-Facebook users

In the 2000s (before 2010) Facebook would allow you to get a direct URL to one's own Facebook album that could be emailed and shared with non-Facebook users. People have asked this question before ...
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Does Facebook account deletion deletes the whole Messenger conversation for both users?

Does deleting a Facebook account permanently delete all conversation history from Messenger from both users, including pictures and any other media?
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How do I lock my Facebook profile?

I have found some Facebook accounts if someone is not my friend, it shows "This profile is locked". I want to do same with my Facebook account. How can I do that? I have seen in other's accounts a ...
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What is the correct privacy setting for a Facebook group if I want it to be searchable but hide the member list?

I want to create a Facebook group for an LGBT employee network at my company. I want it to show up when people search its name. At the same time I want the list of members to be hidden because of the ...
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My Facebook was disabled by mistake, how long does it take to get it back? [closed]

On November 20th I was first told you send a photo of me for security and it was being reviewed. Now on December 24th my account was disabled when I had to wait a whole month to wait so I sent a ...
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Facebook - Approving tagged photos of me long after being tagged

So, I just reviewed my timeline and noticed a bunch of photos of me that I haven't approved being tagged in yet. My question is then, if I click approve now, will that activity end up on all my friend'...
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Can “Watching now” be disabled?

I was watching a snooker game live stream on Facebook and noticed a FB friend being displayed as (also) Watching now: They also mention it in the comments next to the video (which scrolls out of view ...
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How to Discover Facebook Fake Account Info?

Someone created a fake Facebook account using my name and my picture; is there a way to discover the phone number or email that was used to create the fake account? How I can discover who did that, ...
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If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from “Only Me” to “Friends”, will my friends get notified about it?

If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from "Only Me" to "Friends", will my friends get notified about it? What can I do if I don't want them to be notified?
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Why is Facebook telling me “Only add people who you know”?

This is the message I am receiving: Only add people who you know Please only send friend requests to people who you know personally. If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us ...
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Delete all data on Facebook without having an account

From the latest updates to security and data-protection there is now a way to delete all private data a company such as Facebook has collected together with the ability to get the collected data. I ...
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Automated Facebook friend requests

My father has a Facebook account he barely uses, which I can't even find on google or Facebook. He changed his privacy settings a few days ago. Before everyone could send a friend request, now only ...
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When I comment on a post it does not display on my timeline or newsfeed

I have privacy settings set to Only Me (until I figure this out) for 'Who can see my future posts' and 'Who can see posts I'm tagged in', and when I post on an article it does not appear anywhere on ...
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Does turning off facial recognition remove (or prevent the creation of) facial templates

As I understand, facebook's facial recognition creates a facial template for each user based on their photos. Does disabling facial recognition suggestions either delete existing templates or prevent ...
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How do I ensure everything on my Facebook timeline is hidden to strangers?

When a stranger (i.e. person who is not my Facebook friend) opens my personal Facebook URL (i.e. https://www.facebook.com/myusername/), several posts on my timeline are displayed. How can I ensure ...
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Will I get a Facebook Login notifications about a device that has logged into my account a few times?

I've recently turned on the setting to be notified when an unrecognised device logs into my Facebook account. However, I think that someone has used my account on another device BEFORE I turned this ...
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How do the Activity Log » Added Friends » 'Friend activity can show up in' settings work?

In Facebook: Activity Log » More » Friends » Added Friends » 'Friend activity can show up in', I see the following togglable settings: Highlights and Other Stories, Recent Activity, New Friend Reports,...
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Facebook - Photos not showing up on timeline or photos page

So recently I uploaded a couple of landscape photos to my timeline. However, I realized when I set the 'view' as public and as the 'specific friend' feature that the photos do not show up for anyone ...
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Will 'going to' on public event in closed group show in news feed?

I'm in a 'closed group' which has a 'public event'. I want to press 'going' on this event. I don't want it to appear on news feed/timeline (or whatever it's called) of my Facebook friends. Will my ...
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How to block Facebook friends suggestions?

I need to block Facebook friends suggestions. I keep seeing friends suggestions on the main page and on profiles of friends, and I don't want to be shown people I don't know. Any way to block these ...
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Privacy on a Business Page

I am an administrator of a Facebook Business (Organization) page. It is connected to my personal account so I can manage it. I noticed under the About tab that it shares my personal FB page icon. I ...
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FriendA and FriendB are also friends with each other. Can FriendB see if FriendA likes/comments a post meant for FriendA only?

I tried to find existing answer but could not find the exact situation. I would like to know how Facebook will behave in the following case: A, a friend of mine B, a friend of mine C, a friend of A, ...
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How to appear offline on Facebook, to all but one person?

Sometimes Facebook is the best or only method of communication between her and a priority contact. So as not to seem rude to her other friends, customers, or whatever while she's busy; how can she ...
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How do you stop your friends from being notified of what you post on others' walls?

With Facebook, if you go to for example a company's page and post something on their wall, or even another friend's page, how do you stop it from notifying all your friends of what you posted? I don'...
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Prevent Instagram from suggesting me to my Facebook friends (accounts not linked)

In my Instagram app I don't log in with Facebook (my accounts are not linked and have never been) but somehow Instagram is showing me contacts from Facebook and presumably showing my contacts my ...
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How can I block all the members of a Facebook group to which I do not belong?

I would like to block the entire member list of a Facebook group, which I do not belong to, all at once. Is that even possible?
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Cannot log in to Facebook Account - No way to contact support

So I can't log in to Facebook and have no way of contacting Facebook support for help - I'm developing a Facebook app using calls to their API for a job/interview test. So, I created the app on my ...
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I think Facebook blacklisted my son

Approximately two months ago, my son's Facebook account was disabled for using a fake name. He made a fake account and was trolling various people/political sites and their comments sections. I was ...
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How do I stop Facebook from suggesting my friends join my closed Facebook groups?

How to make my closed Facebook groups not show in "proposed"? My friend can see closed groups where I am a member.
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Deleting other people's comments on Facebook

On Facebook it appears other people can delete your comments. When can this happen, in the context of writing on someone's timeline (so not including scenarios where a group admin deletes a comment)? ...
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“Unrecognized browser or device” email received from Facebook

Email I received from Facebook said: your account was recently logged into from an unrecognized browser or device. Was this you? May 16, 2017 @ 9:25 p.m. Near Ranchito, Belize IE on Windows. ...
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Hide public posts on Facebook profile

I have certain posts that I want to be public, i.e. visible to everyone who has a link to it, shareable and re-postable, but I still would like to hide the post from the list of posts visible on my ...
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How to update Facebook Profile without announcing it to everyone?

How do I update my profile Basic Info, such as location, education, job, etc. without triggering a notification on Friends' Notification (upper left) or their Wall/Timeline/Recent Friend Activity page....
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Identity theft. Accessing my Facebook page

I experienced identity theft. My credit card was used numerous times. Reported to CC company and police. My Facebook page lists another city than where I live on the weather log. I change it daily. It'...
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Stop specific people (or everyone) from getting notifications when I post a comment on or like a page's post on facebook

Is this possible? If I'm posting a comment reply to someone on a news story, I don't necessarily want it to be going out to my friends; they're not interested in my ramblings or opinions on current ...
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Suspicious behaviour of Facebook account

In the recent days I have noticed suspicious activity in my account probably due to some apps I had added in my account. There were autolikes and automatic follows appearing in my account. So I ...
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Does Facebook notify a user when their picture is removed per privacy-violation request?

I found a few pictures of my kids on Facebook that I would like to file a child privacy take-down request. What happens when Facebook actually removes the pictures... is the picture-poster notified? ...
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Public “in a relationship” Facebook status without news feeding?

I changed my relationship status a few weeks ago from "single" to "in a relationship" (leaving the person-in-question box empty). Today I want this info as-is to be publicly accessible on my profile, ...
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If I like a friend's old post, would my 'Like' appear to our friend's (mutual) news feed?

If I like a friend's really old post (2011 - something he posted to me - it actually appeared to me on my "ON THIS DAY" section) would my 'Like' appear on our mutual friend's news feed? I don't want ...
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How to prevent users from finding you by your email address in Facebook?

I want to have enough closed account in Facebook. I do not want that people knowing my email address can find me. I know the following cases but they do not target the problem, since I have all those ...
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Does Facebook respect your “except” list if those people are in “friends of tagged”?

If I post something on Facebook I can see in the privacy settings, I can make it visible to all of my friends and I can also choose "except" and list any individual people to not be included. I am ...
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Can a friend of a friend see my post?

I did not block the person I do not want to see my post. I want to know if a specific person, who I am NOT friends with,can see my post if a mutual friend likes it or comments on it. I have searched ...
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Will Facebook suggest my Facebook friends to my Facebook acquaintances?

I have set my Facebook friends list to be private, so that, supposedly, only I can see who my Facebook friends are. However, one of my FB friends (let's call him "A") has also set his list to be ...
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Prevent my own message from being received if I report it as spam

I have sent a message to someone that shouldn't have got it. They haven't read it so I reported it as spam and deactivated my account. Will this definitely stop the person from seeing the message? Has ...
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If I like a post that is shared with friends but the original post was public, who can see that I liked the shared post?

If I like a post that is shared by a friend with their friends but the original post was public, who can see that I liked the shared post? In other words, if friend A (let's call her Anna) shares a ...
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How can I be sure who sees what post on Facebook when I'm restricting which lists see what I post?

Say I have several groups/lists of friends on Facebook. Group A is family Group B is co-workers from company B Group C is co-workers from company C Group D is friends from university Group E is a ...
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Is there a way to control whose news feeds my likes, comments, and photos I'm tagged in, appear on?

There are some pages that I really like following, because I feel that they make quality posts, and I want to help them out by liking their posts. However, I do not wish my friends to see that I have ...