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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...