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Facebook Privacy Settings

Where are my privacy settings?

Your privacy settings page has a group of general controls for your Facebook account.  To view and adjust your privacy settings:

  1. click on the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right corner of your Facebook page.
  2. select Settings or Account Settings from the dropdown menu.
  3. select Privacy on the left menu.
  4. click on a setting (example: Who can see your future posts?) to edit it.

You can also quickly view and adjust some of the most used privacy settings and tools from your privacy shortcuts at the top right corner of any Facebook page.

To control the privacy for posts, photos, and other things you share on your timeline, you can choose your audience when you post.

How do I control who can see what's on my profile and timeline?

Here's an overview of tools you can use to control who can see what your share on your profile and timeline. Please note that there is no way to control who can see your public information, which includes your name, profile picture, cover photo, gender, username, user ID (account number), and networks (learn why). So, make sure this information presents your best self.

  1. To edit things like places you’ve lived or your family and relationships, click About below your cover photo, then hover over the information you'd like to change and click Edit. Use the audience selector next to this information to choose who you're sharing it with.
  2. Only your friends and you can post to your timeline. When you post something, you can control who sees it by using the audience selector. When other people post on your timeline, you can control who sees it by choosing the who can see what others post on your timeline setting.


  1. As you edit your information, you can control who sees what by using the audience selector.
  2. Before photos, posts, and app activities that you're tagged in appear on your timeline, you can approve or dismiss them by turning on timeline review.
  3. Set an audience for who can see posts you've been tagged in on your timeline.
  4. To see what your profile looks like to other people, use the view as tool.