How to Protect Your Facebook Profile From Graph Search

How to Protect Your Facebook Profile From Graph Search

Facebook has recently rolled out it’s Graph search feature.

Here are the steps you need to take if you are concerned about your Facebook privacy to reduce the chance of appearing in search results from people you don’t know due to the privacy settings within your account.

Step 1 – Click the “About” section from your profile.

Facebook Graph - Step 1

Step 2 – Change Who can see your information.

Under each of the following sections of your profile: Work and Education, Living, Relationship Status, Basic Information and Contact Information you will find an Edit box. When you click the edit box for each section you will be provided with a drop down. The drop down will provide you with 5 choices.

  • Public
  • Friends
  • Friends except Acquaintances
  • Only Me (self explanatory)
  • Custom

Choose who you would like to have access for each of the key sections of your life.

Facebook Graph Search Privacy - Step 2

Step 3 – Changing Your “Activity Log” Privacy Settings

From the privacy settings you will find a section called “Who can see my stuff”.

Facebook Graph Search - Who Can See My Stuff

From there you can click on your activity log to review all your Facebook activity. This will include posts you have made and things you have liked and searched.

Next to each line of activity you will see options similar to that above where you can see what’s visible to whom throughout your timeline.

Facebook Graph Search - Activity Log

Step 4 – Protect Your Future Posts

After reading this post, you have now been equipped with the knowledge to change your past. Now it’s time to change your future, for all future post from mobile or desktop, you will be provided with an audience selector.

Facebook Graph Search - Future Post

This post is a work in progress and will be updated accordingly with new steps and we all know Facebook likes to mix it up from time to time.

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