Thursday, December 9, 2010
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 Most were outdated.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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