Facebook rolling out new Privacy Basics feature

Facebook is today launching a new Privacy Basics feature on the web to make it easier for users to find the tools that let them control and adjust who sees what they share on the service.

The new section provides access to various topics based on users’ most frequently asked questions about privacy and security. Privacy Basics organizes these privacy-related tools in one central place and includes 32 interactive guides in 44 languages.

These tools are available elsewhere on Facebook, but Privacy Basics brings them together in one convenient place where they’re much easier to find and use. There, you’ll find links to Facebook features like securing your account, understanding who can see posts and knowing what your profile looks like to others.

Some of the available links include:

  • Privacy Checkup—A few quick steps to make sure only the people you want to see your posts can see it. You can review who you’re posting to, which apps you’re using and the privacy of key pieces of information on your profile.
  • Choose who sees what you posts—Information about Facebook’s audience selector that allows users to choose who will see each of their posts, just their friends, everyone or specific people they select.
  • Login approvals—Login approvals help secure your account by requiring a verification code each time you access Facebook from a new device.

Facebook is also testing native Stories in its mainland mobile app and has recently announced three updates to Trending, a feature that shows people popular topics being discussed on Facebook that they might not see in their News Feed.

Check out the Privacy Basics webpage on Facebook.

Source: Facebook