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Facebook: Making It Easier for Users’ to Find Their Privacy Tools

Moupiya Dutta
Moupiya Dutta
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The global outcry faced by Facebook last week helped them understand the much work still left for them to do “to enforce our policies and help understand how Facebook works.” On Wednesday, Facebook announced, “It’s time to make our privacy tools easier to find,” it is giving its users more control over Facebook privacy settings by making data management easier and redesigning the settings menu. The changes are unlikely to satisfy critics who want major reforms in the way the social media giant handles the data of its more than 2 billion users.

The new changes include:

Tools are easier to find on mobile devices

Facebook has redesigned its entire setting menu on mobile devices so to make things easier to find from a single place. The outdated settings are also “cleaned up” to make it clear “what information can and can’t be shared with apps.”

Privacy shortcuts menu

To make it easier to find information about privacy, security, and ads, the new Privacy Shortcut menu has been formed to control your data with a clearer explanation. Facebook is trying to make it clearer, visual, and easy to find.

You can secure your account from this menu by adding two-factor authentication for protection. By doing this, confirmation will be asked by Facebook to you if anyone tries to log into your account from a device that Facebook doesn’t recognize. It also allows users to control personal information; users can review and delete their posts, friend requests, and posts that are shared and reacted if they want to. Facebook has now made it much easier for users to manage who can see your posts and information provided by you on your profile.

Download and delete Facebook data

Now Facebook allows you to delete information that you’ve shared in the past by introducing ‘Access Your Information. A secure way to manage information, like posts, reactions, and even things that have been searched, anything can be deleted from the timeline and profile. With its new easier Facebook privacy tools, you can even download the data that is shared with Facebook. The data includes photos, contacts, and even your timeline posts. 

Facebook confirms its responsibility regarding the data shared by the users and to come up with more updates “we’ll have more to share…including updates on the measures Mark shared last week.”


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