Questions tagged [facebook-privacy]

For questions regarding the privacy of personal information on Facebook.

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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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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 hide from the public "comments and likes from friends" underneath my Facebook cover photo

My Facebook friends list is set to "friends only" so the public cannot see this. They can, however, see who SOME of my friends are by viewing the comments and likes from friends underneath my cover ...
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Automatically not allow tag for certain friend

I have an overzealous friend on Facebook who always takes random pictures and tags me in them. Is there an automatic way to prevent having him tag me? If I am actually in a picture, is there a way ...
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How to block certain people from seeing events I created

In Facebook, is there a way to: Block certain friends from seeing an event I created? Block certain non-friends from seeing the event I created?
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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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Facebook Ads Manager - disabled

I've set up a new / blank Facebook account so that I can get to grips with the Ads Manager. I am soon to start using the ads manager at my job and thought I'd try and practice a bit first (I'd rather ...
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Is it possible not to show to public your real name on Facebook?

I have to sign up with my real first, last names but do I have to show them to public on Facebook? Is there way to not let people see your real identity, may be separate public page or something? And ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Hide friending activity from Timeline by default

Whenever I get a new friend on Facebook, a new entry appears in Activity Log with a pencil icon. Clicking this pencil icon reveals that it is "Allowed on Timeline". I would like to make it "Hidden ...
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How do I allow getting Facebook event invitations from the general public?

I don't see anything in the privacy settings that would prevent people from inviting me to events. Some people say they cannot invite me to events as my name is not populating, even though we are part ...
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How to stop strangers sending me event invites in Facebook?

I relocated and some requests are too country-specific. I am looking for a way to block all requests to other countries. I can only block events from my friends but not from non-friends, strangers and ...
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"Photos of Jonathan" missing while 'viewing as public'

When I look at my Facebook photos via "View as Public" I notice I don't have the Photos of Jonathan tab. I only have the Jonathan's Photos and the Albums tab. I browsed some profiles and noticed some ...
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How can you remove a Facebook “Community” Page?

A while back, my friend put my name as the name of the university he attended on Facebook as a joke. Facebook automatically created a community page for the 'university' but he doesn't see a delete ...
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How to make Facebook likes private?

I know there's a way to hide what I like from my newsfeed and hide my activity log, but to illustrate my question... Say I am friends with Joe and Nancy but they're not mutual friends. If I like Joe’...
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Why does Facebook obligates video in Facebook rooms?

No video conference software I ever learnt about obligates video, so what is the "rationale" to obligate Facebook Rooms users to use video? For example, someone wants to use only audio, why ...
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Facebook problem post

I posted a Facebook post as a new workplace post but it doesn't appear on my profile and no one can like or comment on the post. what's the problem
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Hidden admin on my Facebook Page that I can't delete

So a guy tried to buy me a page that is under my father's name. I gave him full control but he said he couldn't pay now, so I deleted him from admin (yet he seem to have claimed ownership of the page) ...
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Facebook: Getting tagged in a friends post

I've posted on someone's wall for their birthday, and I'm in a couple of the photos I posted. I tagged myself but it doesn't show up in my timeline or my "photos of me". I can't control the ...
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Question about the search button in the right corner of a Facebook profile

In the right corner of a Facebook profile, there is the search button (pic attached) , unable to find posts only on that individual profile. If I use that button could the person who owns that profile ...
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Why do I see "1" invite under members section in a Facebook group but there is no Facebook profile at the same time? Why that "1"?

As administrator of a secret Facebook group, it seems pretty strange to see that there is 1 invite but no related Facebook profile. How and where could I see who this mysterious person is? If members ...
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Notification of when on Facebook

I have noticed that Facebook posts how long ago someone was on Facebook, and if they are currently on Facebook. Is there a way to disable that feature?
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Why can't I see some mutual Facebook friend in their mutual friends section?

So me and A is friend on facebook while me and B is Not friend on facebook, When I clicked into B profile I dont see A as his mutual friend but I see my other friends are in mutual friend. But when ...
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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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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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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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Last Active on Facebook without any mobile session

It's been a long since I removed all my Facebook App for Android. However I still can see "last seen" timestamp. How? I have two FB accounts, A and B. A -> chat turned off, no app sessions in Secury ...
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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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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 ...