Facebook has become an integral part of everyone’s lives due to the phenomenon called social networking. One can argue that the biggest thing to happen to social media and social networking is Facebook, and they would be right. Whats more is that the company has cemented its feet into the social scene further after the recent acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, making it also one of the most rounded out platforms on the internet and a content creator’s paradise.
Facebook was created to give people a platform to express their thoughts, views and ideas to a wider audience. However, thanks to greed and sheer unethical behaviour of some organisations, the social media platform has now become a hub of identity theft and even breach of privacy. While this does raise a huge question mark on the usability of Facebook in general, there are those who really cannot thrive without using the platform.
Instagram allows you to keep your profile completely private, but Facebook still doesn’t have a dedicated ‘private’ mode. However, we have found a way to make your account as private as possible.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to make your account private on Facebook.
Step 1. Open the web browser on your PC/Laptop.
Step 2. In the URL bar, type in www.facebook.com.
Step 3. Sign in to your Facebook account.
Step 4. Tap on the little triangle icon on the top right hand side of the Facebook Home page.
Step 5. From the drop down menu, click on the ‘Settings‘ button.
Step 6. In the left pane, click on the ‘Privacy‘ tab.
Step 7. In the right hand side window, click on the ‘Edit‘ button next to the ‘Your Activity‘ option.
Step 8. Now, make sure you set all the settings to the ‘Only Me‘ option.
Step 9. Your final settings should look something like the image below.
Your privacy settings will be updated in real time and now, most of your data on Facebook will be accessible only to you. Third party users or agencies will not be able to access your Facebook details as easily as before.