Questions tagged [facebook-privacy]

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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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How can I bulk remove all Facebook friends?

I'm tired of Facebook and the only reason I'm keeping it is that I use the login in quite a few places. I also have some facebook business pages that I manage that I need access to. I have already set ...
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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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Can Facebook's Custom privacy setting ever include the public?

On Facebook, I occasionally see certain friends with their privacy settings set to Custom. When I comment on their posts, I don't want my comments to show up publicly, but I can't know whether they ...
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Recover Facebook account, without access to email and

We have the following scenario: Alice is authenticated on Facebook on her phone. She forgot the password of her Facebook account Can't access the email associated with the Facebook account and does ...
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ID Verification for under age

I was mistakenly minimized my age, after that Facebook where asking me t verify my ID i also given a verification back to them was my passport really i am 26 year old, it date i dint receive any ...
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Is it supposed to be possible to share hidden pictures of another user?

I was browsing pictures of a friend on Facebook. This friend has their privacy settings configured so that you have to be a friend to view them. I'm not able to share them, and even if I open a pic, ...
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How to delete old Facebook chats from both end?

I know Facebook doesn't allow users to delete chats from both side after 10 minutes. But is there any way or workaround to delete or vanish my sent messages from my friends' side?
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How does Facebook know I am the same person/computer trying to make separate accounts using different browsers?

Question: The essential question here is how does Facebook know I am the same unit that is trying to create a new account, even after I have deleted all cookies/history/cache from my browser, and even ...
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I'm very much still ALIVE and well.but Facebook memorialize profile

I'm very much still ALIVE and well don't know how Facebook can memorialize an account without proof of death.its been quite upsetting!
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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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Facebook join date is hidden from timeline but still visible to public

I have already hidden the "Facebook join date" from my timeline (by hovering over it, selecting edit or remove (the pencil) and then Hide it from timeline). Right now, I cannot see this date if I go ...
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How to share nested Facebook public posts?

On Facebook, I'm trying to share a friend's public post of a public post. I want to post my friend's post text and the post they posted. In both the app and the desktop site, when I go to share my ...
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Friend request that now shows “cancel”

If I sent a friend request to someone and now in that box it says cancel, does that mean that person cancelled my request?
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Is facebook in violation of CCPA if they don't delete all messenger messages when you delete your account?

It seems like Facebook won't delete your messages from the recipient's inbox when you delete your account. People send a lot of personal information in messages including their address, phone number, ...
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people may know doesn't show up and sync contacts doesn't work on Facebook. what should I do?

please help I need this to add my business connections. people may know doesn't show up. when I try to sync contacts it just shows up 'no contacts to display' if I signed in with any account it ...
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Can Facebook group admins see the location of people who contact them to join their group?

I messaged a group admin requesting to join their private group and the admin was able to see my location (albeit it wasn't my actual location because I was using company server). I was using my ...
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How long does it take for Facebook to verify a new account?

I made a Facebook account for mom on April 24th and on the same day it got disabled. I used the same name, surname and birthday that is in her ID. The next day (25th of April) I saw that they were ...
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Why can only mutual friends see my posts to a friend's Wall?

I'm trying to share photos to a friend's timeline and/or wall. This person wants me to post and is not intentionally hiding the posts. After posting, the post title is: MY_NAME added a new photo to ...
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Why don't the Facebook relationship notification appear in my time line

I have set my relationship status to "in a relationship" and it appears in my about or public information however even though it is set as public the relationship icon or notification doesn't show in ...
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Facebook: if you change your name in your profile, can people still search and find you based on your old name?

If I changed my name in Facebook, say from John Doe to John Bow, would I still show if people searched for John Doe?
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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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Can my Facebook friends see if I'm tagging myself in my old photos?

I recently discovered that if I am tagged in a photo of myself, either automatically by Facebook using its machine learning algorithm or by manually tagging myself, it shows up on the more prominent ...
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Do comments on a site I posted on appear on my timeline?

If I post on a group or an individual Facebook page and they comment, does that then appear on my timeline?
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How to hide my profile and activities in Facebook from a user who has already hid his profile and activities from me?

A user has done something to his/her profile so that I am not able to find him/her on Facebook. On the other hand, he/she is able to see my activities. For example, he/she posted a message on ...
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Why is Facebook recommending my friend to my other friends despite having nothing in common and having my list hidden

I'm using Facebook only as a means of easy contact (mainly messenger). I have my privacy settings set as low as it was possible, with everything visible only to me. Basically everything that could be ...
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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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Someone registered me on Facebook and I am spammed with friends requests

I have no Facebook account. Without ever going on their site, I received an email similar to the following: You have almost completed the registration process. Confirm your account. You might ...
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Facebook won't allow me to have my real name on my account

When I first opened my Facebook account I wasn't really sure if I would like being a Facebook user so I opened my account with my maiden name which was Carol Baker, not thinking I would still be on 3 ...
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Someone claimed my facebook page

I have created a facebook page couple years ago, it was my personal page. But suddenly someone claimed my page and I couldn't assign people with their roles. Apparently, this guy has been claiming ...
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How can I download my own video I uploaded to Facebook to my hard drive?

I have the link of the video in my storyteller. But whenever site I paste the link I'm getting error say "the video might be private and not public". But I never set it to private. Any way to ...
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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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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 can I see my Restricted friends list on Facebook?

Each time I post, it comes up with "friends except restricted". I have no "restricted" list on the left hand side of the screen where lists appear. I did have a restricted list ages ago but now I ...
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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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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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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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Untag myself from a Facebook comment

Some friend (or sometimes a spam application) has tagged me (and possibly others) within a comment on a random post on another friend's timeline. Problem: It is annoying to be associated with that ...
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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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“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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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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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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Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?

On Facebook, it's possible by default for someone's friends to tag him in a photo without his permission. Is there any way for a user to stop his friends from doing that, or to at least require his ...
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Why can't my friend see a photo on my timeline that is supposed to viewable by friends of anyone tagged?

I was recently tagged in a photo. The person that took it is not my friend (a mutual friend of ours, who also appears in the photo, tagged me). I approved it to appear on my timeline. If I look at ...
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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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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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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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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 ...