Questions tagged [facebook-privacy]

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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 of subscribing to a Facebook page's events (without liking the page)

I would like to be notified about the new events created by a Facebook page: But I don't want anyone to know I have ever seen this page, so in particular I cannot "like" it. Is it possible? I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to prevent people from finding me by name search on Facebook?

I don't want my profile to appear in search results for user profiles. Is it possible to configure my account to be unsearchable?
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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 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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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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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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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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Facebook ticker and privacy related specifically to groups?

Does the ticker show a message to my friends when I join a specific closed group? What about the same for the people who follow me? If someone is a member of the same closed group, but not a friend of ...
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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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Some of my friends can't see my friends publications (restricted list?)

I remember that at some point I added a few friends to a "restricted list". Things seem to have changed now and I cannot seem to find a way to edit these settings. Whenever I post something, next to ...
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Limiting Exposure on Facebook

I want to know if there is any way to modify my Facebook profile so that no other user can click on my photos tab and see other photos. Within the condition I'm outlining however, I could still see ...
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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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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 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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How to improve privacy from non-friends on Facebook?

I thought I was able to turn of the ability for non-friends to search me but apparently not. I'd prefer that only friends can view my profile (and if I wanted new ones I would add them). This doesn't ...
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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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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 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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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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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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“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 do I hide my activities from my friend's news feed?

Assume I liked or wrote a comment on a post of Enrique's page. All my friends are able to see all posts which I liked or commented on News Feed. How do I hide my activities from my friend's news ...
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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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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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Public profile information

How do I stop Facebook naming my mother as a Parent in the "Born" section of my timeline that is viewable to the public? I don't think I made this information public and I have even updated my ...
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Find out what data Facebook stores about non-users and non-members

Where can I see the data Facebook knows/has about me, a person who has not registered for the service? I've never signed up for Facebook. I tried back in 2006, but was denied, and never finished the ...
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What is really displayed on Facebook's timeline – and how to preview it?

When I preview my timeline as someone else in my privacy settings, I cannot see f.e. the articles that I currently liked or the comments I wrote. However, when reviewing my timeline, they all appear ...
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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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I want to hide myself from a particular friend's friends

I guess this is a special case but I want to hide my profile, especially DP (Profile Picture) and timeline, from a particular friend's friends. I know we can hide ourselves from friends of friends. ...
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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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Seeing non-friends status updates

If a friend has their status update privacy set to 'Friends of Friends', does that mean that everyone on my friends list sees all their status updates, regardless of whether I 'like' or comment on the ...
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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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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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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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Setting to turn off viewing of Facebook photos from those tagged as “Public”?

Currently, to someone that views my timeline as Public, they are able to see all my photos. I've been looking at my Account and Privacy settings, but no where is there a change that allows me to turn ...
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Can my location be found from a Facebook picture?

This old ABC News clip dramatically announces a "new and freightening threat [...] unknown to many Internet crime experts", which exposes a child's location via pictures posted to Twitter, Facebook, ...
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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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Removing past location history from Facebook

I've recently discovered that when I send a message on my phone it will send my location along with it, I have disabled that on my mobile phone, but the previous messages still contain my location (...
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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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Will my friends see my comments on some business' wall?

If I don't want my friends to see my comments on some business/company Facebook page, what I do to make sure they won't? Same thing about Facebook Groups. Finally, I think lately some Facebook ...