Facebook Privacy: How Badly Do You Want People To Find You?

May 21, 2008

Facebook makes it easy for people to find and contact you. Now, the question is, do you want them to find you? Fortunately, there’s a Facebook page where you can make changes to whether non-friends can find and contact you.

If you go to the Facebook Search Privacy page, you’ll see a range of settings. You can set who can find you via the search box on Facebook (everyone, your networks, friends of friends, friends, and/or custom). You can turn off the “public search listing” that shows up in Google (!!) — I forgot about that one myself. And you can turn on or off several settings for how people can view or contact you; whether they can see your picture, send you a message, add you as a friend, and/or view your friend list. (I didn’t realize my “view your friend list” was still checked! I’m gonna uncheck it right now.)

See screenshot below.

Facebook Search Privacy

Now, go forth and make yourself invisible to non-friends if you want!

This is part of an on-going series of posts on Facebook privacy.  See related posts on photo albums, profile page, and search options.

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2 Responses to “Facebook Privacy: How Badly Do You Want People To Find You?”

  1. Deaf258 Says:

    Thanks for posting info like this! ;) I know several people would benefit with your knowledge!

  2. spouzhmai Says:

    i want to know the track to find peoples who hide them selves in facebook


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