After a quick look at the privacy settings on Facebook it is easy to get confused or discouraged and quit before you start. Don’t give up. Follow this how-to on putting your account’s privacy settings where you want them.
First, look on the right hand side of the upper part of the screen, where the picture of the gear is. It is a round icon with a hole in the middle of it. Click on it. It will give you access to the “General Account Settings” where you can choose an email you don’t use for other accounts, like your banking accounts, for example. You can also choose a new password if you haven’t changed yours in a while.
Second, on the left hand side of the page, click the link for “Security”. Enable “Secure Browsing”. This makes sure your account is private and not open for viewing by the public. Enable “Login Notifications” because it provides you with a clear picture on who is accessing your account and the location the person is accessing it from. Also, enable “Login Approvals” to make sure that you get a code through text when someone tries to sign into your account using an unfamiliar device. You will also have the chance to close any sessions you don’t recognize as yours.
Thirdly, go back to the left hand side of the page and click the “Privacy” link. You should set the “Who can see my stuff” setting to “Friends” and look through the “Review all your posts and things you’re tagged in” section. Under the “Who can look me up?” section, select “Friends” and choose “Off” for the “Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline?” section.
With these easy steps, you can protect your personal information and Facebook account.