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    Check Your Facebook Privacy Feb 2013

    [fa icon="clock-o"] February 4, 2013 [fa icon="user"] Jo Shaer [fa icon="folder-open'] Facebook, facebook privacy

    At some point on 30 January 2013, Facebook must have flipped a switch here in the UK because, suddenly, all our privacy settings were reset to default to Public.

    I and several friends always have our personal profiles set to Friends Only. Now I know that if you do set an individual status update to go out as Public, it will automatically reset your default Privacy settings from Friends to Public and you have to go back in again and change it back.

    However, I had not done that.

    It was only today that I noticed what had happened. For nearly five days, all my updates had been going out to the world and his wife without my knowledge and without any explanation or warning from Facebook.

    For those of you who do not know how to set your privacy. Click on the padlock to the top right of the toolbar and change who can see your posts to Friends rather than Public.

    Looking for help with Facebook for business? Book one of our 1-2-1 training consultations.

    Jo Shaer

    Written by Jo Shaer

    Hubspot Certified Partner, Inbound Marketer, Social Media Trainer and Local SEO Specialist. I started this business in 2010 after many years of blogging for pleasure. It is an unregulated industry and a lot of professionals aren’t keeping up to date on the changes. We are at the cutting edge of Google search and keep on top of things so you don’t have to. I can help your business to attract more customers through Inbound Marketing and I can teach you how to use Social Media and Adwords to promote your business if you would rather do it yourself. Adwords Certified Google Partner.

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