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How to use Facebook's new privacy checkup tool

Matt Kapko | Sept. 26, 2014
Facebook's privacy checkup tool aims to simplify how you control and manage your content. Here's how to make the most of the new tool in just a few minutes.

You can access this page by clicking the lock icon for privacy shortcuts and selecting "see more settings." From there you can provide even more specific direction to questions like "who can see my stuff?", "who can contact me?" and "who can look me up?"

This section allows you to review all the posts you're tagged in, determine who can see your friend requests and who can look you up by using your email address or phone number. You can also decide whether you want to allow other search engines to link to your timeline.

The hyperactive trend to share everything with everyone over the past few years has shifted as more individuals take stock of what they share on social media and with whom.

Remember, when in doubt it's always best to err on the side of caution by limiting the amount of information you share with others. Facebook's privacy checkup tool should at least help you take some steps in that direction.


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