Facebook has recently changed its privacy settings to offer better and tighter security for its traditional features. With the new privacy settings the world’s most popular social networking site has made its way to a whole new level. Here’s everything that Facebook changed.
Privacy warning pop-up
Whenever you are about to post anything to Facebook it pops a ‘privacy disclosure’, which the company announced back in April. This new pop-up is aimed at reminding the user that he is making a public post. This pop-up now includes privacy checkup tool that lets long-time users review their settings.
One of the most needed features that Facebook recently announced is ‘Anonymous login’. Most apps use your Facebook account to login into the app and eventually post something onto your timeline, which is very annoying. Facebook announced anonymous login feature that let’s you login into any app without sharing any personal information.
Offering optimum privacy to new users
New users don’t have any idea about the post’s privacy settings feature. Whenever a new user posts something his post is likely to be published as public post. Thus, invading their privacy for the first time.
Overcoming this Facebook has added a very neat feature that marks ‘share only with friends’ as the default privacy setting for the new user. Thus offering them more security.
Facebook can’t hear you
Facebook’s mobile app can now listen what’s happening around you and determine what you are doing. This is functional only if you have turned it on. Facebook claims this feature as a way to discover music, TV shows and movies, and share it without actually typing it. However, with this feature into action the privacy is concerned.
A Facebook spokesperson recently told International Business Times that the app doesn’t store the actual sound. That means the data will be collected and discarded and Facebook will only have records of what you like to do.