Questions tagged [facebook-privacy]

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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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How can I stop friends from posting my location on Facebook?

This Lifehacker post seems to be out of date. How can I stop friends from posting my location when they tag me and a location in their status?
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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 set the privacy for a single pic/photo in Facebook?

I want to restrict viewing of one of my single uploaded pic on Facebook. How do I do that?
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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 can I know if one of my friends on Facebook is blocking me?

As a parent with a minor child who has a Facebook account, I'd like to know if there is any way, short of having her show me her privacy settings, that I can detect if my child (friend on Facebook) is ...
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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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Can a restricted friend see a picture that a mutual friend likes?

I have restricted some friends on Facebook from seeing a picture I posted on my timeline. If a mutual friend liked the picture, can the restricted friends see this on their timeline?
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How to make my Facebook profile picture private for non-friends?

I've set my profile picture only available for Friends. However it's still visible for the public. Non-authenticated users can see the profile thumbnail and authenticated (non-friends) can still ...
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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 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 does Facebook show last login of some friends and doesn't show that in others?

When I am using Facebook on my PC, on the chat bar I see last online time for some of my friends. But I don't see last seen for some of them. Why does this happen? Is it because the person has turned ...
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Is complete control over tagging me on Facebook possible?

Facebook allows me to approve all photos where I am tagged to appear on my timeline. However, Facebook states: Note: This only controls what's allowed on your timeline. Posts you're tagged in still ...
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Are some profiles on Facebook un-blockable?

Facebook habitually recommends some names totally out of the blue as "You may know". My stock response is to view that profile, and if it sets my spidey sense tingling - block. Recently I moved to ...
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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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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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Facebook privacy settings

Months ago I customized my privacy settings so that some of my Facebook friends wouldn't be able to see my future posts. Yet, one friend I specifically put under "don't share this with" category liked ...
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How can you check profiles you have visited, photos you have seen etc in your Facebook account?

I know a certain person has access to my Facebook account. What now came to my knowledge is that this person can somehow know even the profiles I have visited, and the photos I have looked at, and ...
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How to change the privacy of all posts in Facebook?

I've been a user of Facebook since 2006 and I need change the privacy setting of all my posts to "only me" so no one can see them. Is this possible? How can I achieve this?
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Facebook friends list, including disabled accounts, shows one less than friends count!

For a while now, Facebook has been showing deactivated accounts in one's friends list, which is nice. However, the total number of friends in my list, including disabled accounts, is one less than the ...
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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 ...
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Who sees my comments on my friend's posts?

A friend of mine posts updates on his timeline and sets their privacy to be only shared with his friends. I am on his friends list, so I can see his posts. But, if I were to comment on his posts, who ...
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Privacy Restrictions on Facebook

If I post a status on Facebook, but restrict a specific someone from seeing it - Will they still be able to see it if a mutual friend comments on it or likes it ? (No one is tagged, just a status ...
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Making all Facebook posts visible to only me

Is there any way to make all Facebook posts visible to only me (without having to manually change the visibility of each post one by one)?
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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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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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Does deleting posts and comments on Facebook, delete all copies from Facebook servers?

I'm deleting some older posts from Facebook. These are made up of my original posts, my comments and, depending, might have; likes, other people's comments, images and shares. When this material is ...
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What will happen if I change the privacy of a photo from “Friends” to “Public”?

I uploaded a picture to my timeline and set the privacy to "Friends". My friends received notifications. But now I have changed the privacy of the image to public. Will my friends get new ...
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How secure is Facebook's custom search?

If I share a photo album on Facebook with "custom audience" then will their mutual friends will be able to see those photos? I want to upload family albums and I want only selected people to see. ...
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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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Figuring out who is the real owner of Facebook Page [duplicate]

Is there any way for anyone at Facebook to determine, who is the real owner of Facebook Page? I want the create a webpage, where I want to post some true facts about my previous employer, to prevent ...
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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 do I set up Facebook “ask for…” privacy setting?

When I look at a friend's About page on Facebook, under "email" I almost always see a link that says "Ask for 's email". Likewise for a lot of other fields on that page. How do I set it up so that it ...
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Can I prepare a Facebook profile completely off-public?

I want to prepare my new Facebook profile completely off-public, and publish it once it will be ready (in my opinion). Is it possible? I've read this answer and assuming, that my new profile (account)...
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Can people on Facebook see photos in albums hidden from them on my mutual friend's timeline?

I have three questions: If I post something on my timeline that I specifically hide from person X, but in that post I have tagged persons Y and Z, both of whom are friends of mine AND friends of X, ...
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Sharing Video on Facebook

If I post a video to my profile on Facebook and make it only visible to a custom list, can those members then re-post the video and share it with whoever they wish?
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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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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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If I share something on Facebook with my close friends list, can they share it to others?

If I share something on Facebook with my close friends list, can they share it to others? I'd like to share family photos with only my close friends, but I'm wondering -- can they in turn repost or ...
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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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Does everything disappear when I block someone on Facebook and Messenger?

If I block someone on Facebook and also block him on Messenger, does everything on Messenger disappear or still is shown as active from the person that blocked him ?
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How to hide the new friendship with a user from few of my friends on Facebook

I want to make a friendship with some person, but I don't want to let some of my friends know that me and that person have become friends. How can I achieve this? What privacy settings changes do I ...
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In Facebook, how to restrict my own posts in a group only visible to the group members?

In Facebook, how can I restrict my own posts in a group to only be visible to the group members? In other words, I don't like the posts that are only relevant to the members of that group being ...
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How to increase privacy on Facebook from non-friends?

I happened to see my Facebook account from a profile who isn't my friend. Basically everything is public. I thought I had fixed this with the settings. My issues are: I don't want strangers to see ...
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Allow Public Likes But Not Comments?

I've create an account on Facebook which is going to be used primarily for marketing a non-profit that I work with. The account is basically a character I'll be playing. (Two accounts, actually, ...
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Facebook Group with a Restricted Friend

On Facebook, I've got my boss as a "Restricted Friend" so he isn't seeing my posts unless I make them public. Now, he's joined a Group that I manage. Will he be able to see posts I make to the group's ...
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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 ...