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 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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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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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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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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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 prevent an app in Facebook to post on behalf of me?

So, according to FB's faq, I can remove an app by going to Settings->Apps and clicking the cross. The thing is, when I go to Activity Log, under all apps, I still see the app I previously removed. The ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...