Facebook's New Privacy Checkup Tool Reviews Your Settings In 3 Steps

In the next few days, you'll see a Privacy Checkup popup on Facebook when you log in. The tool will help you audit your privacy settings and control who you're sharing with on the social network.

As the video above shows, the review is pretty simple, with just three steps to follow. First, you'll review (and change, if you want) the default audience for your status updates, then go over Facebook-connected apps, and finally review and edit the items in your profile.

Privacy Checkup will also be available under the padlock icon > Privacy Checkup.

Facebook has gotten a lot of flak for privacy snafus and complicated settings (which is why we need a complete guide on the matter). This, however, is a very welcome step in the right direction.

Privacy Checkup Is Now Rolling Out [Facebook]


    This'll make me feel better about them broadcasting my likes to my friends with no way of disabling it, and the confusion surrounding where stuff appears when I comment, not to mention their algorithm that has actually shown me the announcement of the birth of my cousin's third baby, but ignored my best friend breaking his leg and requiring two rounds of surgery, steel plates in his leg and being off work for two years.

    Muuuch better.

      I've thought that their algorithm needs to be more customisable by the person in charge of the account. And I believe it should work in the same way that Pandora works, thumbs up/down for content you find interesting...

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