Ok…photos and Facebook go together but privacy? Yes, there is such a thing! The more you Facebook, the more your home page feels like a pictorial spread in a tabloid. But it’s not just our friend’s photos we are seeing. We are seeing the private lives of people not included on our own friend lists.
I have two words for these people: privacy settings. If you have not selected any privacy options when posting your photos, it becomes public information to everyone on Facebook via a comment your “friend” makes to the photo. Even more frightening, this allows a “non-friend” to flip through the entire album.
To change the privacy settings on your own photo albums, go to your profile page. Click on “settings” in the blue tool bar and select “privacy settings” in the subheading. Select “profile” and a list of options are displayed. Half way down, there’s an option for “Photos Tagged of You”, select it, and change the setting to “friends only”. Under that, in blue writing, click on “Edit Photo Albums Privacy Settings”. All your existing albums will be displayed and you can change the privacy settings for them at this time. As long as you remember to “save” the changes, the new information becomes effective immediately.
Happy and Safe Facebooking!