How to make my Facebook profile totally private

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Shane Conder
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Remember that being a social networks so busy, the photos and videos you post can be seen or read by any type of person. Thanks to its great security measures, Facebook offers you privacy options that are flexible and adapt to your preferences.

The important thing is that you start with the security settings for your profile, once created, so that there are no unwanted information leaks.

In this post we will teach you how to configure the options security of your profile. All so that only people or a specific group can observe and share what is posted.



This social network has used a large part of its resources to provide its users with a secure network for their personal information, therefore this configuration is very simple and is done in a few steps.

Configure your privacy on Facebook step by step

  1. The first thing you should do is log into your Facebook profile, once there at the top right, you will be able to see a series of icons where you need to locate yourself and press the one with the shape of a question mark. Once you enter the options, you will see a tab with the name «Check your privacy settings «
  2. Once pressed, a window will open, where you can adjust the different parameters of privacy present in your profile, which you can configure in three simple steps.
  3. The first thing you will see is the kind of privacy yours have Publications. There you have to choose which is the default option you want to have. Here you can choose who reads your publications, to what extent they can be shared.
  4. There you can choose the audience for which your posts can appear visible, as well as choose a specific group of people or friends who won't see them at all. You can also choose an option called " Only me »In which the publications you make will be read only by you, without exception.
  5. Once you have finished configuring these options, simply press the »button NEXT ". Next, you will see a list with those applications that are logged in with your Facebook account. This is done, because these are applications that have prior permissions to post on your profile with your name.
  6. When finished, click Next.
  7. As a final step, you will be able to see a summary of all your personal data and which are at first sight within your profile Facebook personal.
  8. This can be very useful if you want to filter the information you put there, as some posts may only be for your family or a specific group of people. Once you have finished all your profile settings and the security you need, simply press the »button end «.



More specific steps to protect your Facebook account

The ones we have described above are security settings that you can easily do and which in turn can be reversed with a couple of clicks. However, if you want your profile to have a slightly more specific setup, you just need to follow these specs:


  1. Within the main Facebook page, start by clicking on your profile name and from there, go to the page where you will see all your personal data appear.
  2. There you can see the visibility settings, such as who can search for you based on your phone number, email or profile name. There you will also be able to adjust your profile data one by one, as well as explain what it means and how to change it.

It's so easy to edit and manage all of your profile's privacy settings Facebook that nothing escapes you and prevents your account from being taken by hackers.


We hope you've learned how to make your Facebook profile totally private.

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