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Facebook rolling out privacy checkup for users

Social networking site Facebook has finally announced to expand its “Privacy Checkup” feature to all users. It is asking its over 1.3 billion users to complete a privacy checkup - a short onlin

  • Updated: September 5, 2014 11:23 AM IST
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Social networking site Facebook has finally announced to expand its “Privacy Checkup” feature to all users. Also Read - Top 5 WhatsApp features expected to roll out soon

It is asking its over 1.3 billion users to complete a privacy checkup – a short online exercise where users review who they are sharing with on the platform, media reports said. The Facebook users will see an alert pop up on their news feeds that reminds them to run a quick audit of their privacy settings. The checkup includes a review of who can see your posts (categories like “public”, “friends” or “only me”). Also Read - WhatsApp could soon release Message Reactions, Reaction Notifications features soon

The privacy checkup also let users check what they do with apps that connect with Facebook like Candy Crush Saga, media reports said. “We know you come to Facebook to connect with friends, not with us. But we also know how important it is to be in control of what you share and who you share with,” Paddy Underwood, Facebook product manager, wrote in a blog post. Also Read - Using Instagram to connect with friends? Beware! Your chats may be at risk

Facebook will roll out a mobile version of the privacy checkup soon.

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  • Published Date: September 5, 2014 11:19 AM IST
  • Updated Date: September 5, 2014 11:23 AM IST



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