Facebook has just announced new privacy measures that will give its users more control on everything related to them, right from pictures in which they are tagged to what others can see on your profile page to who can see posts shared by you. The move, which would be welcomed by users, can be seen as a response to Google+, which is being viewed as the biggest threat Facebook has witnessed so far. Hit the break to check out new privacy features on Facebook. Also Read - Infinix Note 10 vs Realme C20 - Here's Latest Specifications Including Camera, Display, RAM, Processor, OS, Price in India, and Other Features
The first major change would enables users to control who can see what on their profile page. Users will be able to set controls for individual components like updates, albums, etc. with a simple drop-down menu. Earlier, one had to dig into the complicated Settings menu to figure these out. The same drop-down menu (public, friends, custom) is highly inspired by Google+, which offers the same settings. Users will also be able to edit their privacy setting on an update after posting it, just like they can do on Google+. Also Read - Infinix Note 10 vs Realme C21 - Head to Head Comparison of Display, RAM, Processor, Camera Features, Battery Performance, Price in India, and Many Other Specifications
My favorite update, however, would be the ability to approve tagged photographs before they reflect on the user’s profile page. Plus users can choose to approve tags by friends in their photo album before they become visible. This would enable users who are not friends to tag anyone’s photos. While this could be handy, I can foresee a lot of spam. I won’t be surprised if Facebook revokes the latter part soon enough. And finally, users will no longer have to ‘Check In’ from Places and will be able to tag locations to virtually anything.
These are by far the biggest changes Facebook has implemented in one go and demonstrates how big a threat the world’s largest online social network considers Google+ to be. Considering Google+ is still in beta, expect a game of catch-up taking place on both networks. Eventually, it will be the users who will benefit.