Thursday, December 9, 2010

How To Keep Pages You "Like" on Facebook Private

Did you know that when you "Like" a page on Facebook, your friends can see it? If you enter into giveaways and like several pages, you can pretty much guarantee that someone will see that you "Like" 30+ pages or so. It will show up on their news feed. I knew people could see this information but does Facebook really have to announce to all of my friends when I "Like" 30+ pages? I'm sure some are questioning how or why I could possibly "Like" that many pages!

I knew there had to be a way to go into Facebook and change the settings. First, I looked up tutorial videos on this matter. Most were outdated. Do not be surprised if after I write this post, Facebook changes their privacy settings. It happens often. In fact, one of my friends has chosen to use the "new Facebook profile" so this tutorial would not even apply to them. I am sure if everyone makes the switch, I will have to scope out these settings once more. I ended up researching this myself in my own profile and found the answer for you.

I wanted to write a tutorial for anyone that wanted to change the settings on their Facebook Accounts so that "Liked" pages, activities, and other connections remain private.

*This only works for those that have not made the switch to the new profile.

1. Login to Facebook.
2. Go to your Profile.
3. In the left sidebar, go to "Likes" box > Click on the Pencil Icon > Click Change Visibility Settings
4. Scroll down to "see your likes, activities, and other connections"
5. Click the gray box that says, "Everyone"
6. Scroll down and click "Customize"
7. You will see "Make This Visible to These people"
8. Click the down arrow
9. Scroll down, click "Only Me"
10. Save Settings

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  1. That's great to know! I 'like' over 100 pages, simply because I enter for free stuff, coupons, and contests!

  2. It doesnt change with the new profiles. But thanks for finding it for us. :)

  3. Hilary, My second paragraph addressed that. I will look into it though and for those using the newest profiles, maybe I will find an answer! Facebook loves to change things around on us! I assume many are still using the older profile though, so hopefully it will work for many.

    Anyone else here using a new profile?

  4. With the new profile, simply go to ACCOUNT SETTINGS, then below CONNECTING ON FACEBOOK, click on VIEW SETTINGS. There you can change the settings for the pages you like from EVERYONE to ONLY ME. :-)

  5. Thank you, Anonymous. I just checked mine and it was still marked "only me" from my old profile! I did look under Acct. Settings though and didn't see "Connecting on FB." I did find it under Privacy Settings though. Not sure if this is different on others pages. Check "privacy settings" under your acct. if you don't find it under "account settings."


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