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Social Media Day: How to keep your Facebook profile safe

This Social Media Day, we take a look at the various tools and features that can be used to keep your Facebook profile safe.

Facebook has been rolling out features and tools for user privacy.
Facebook has been rolling out features and tools for user privacy.

June 30 is celebrated as ‘Social Media Day’ globally. Social media has become an integral part of our life personally and professionally. There are multiple and different kinds of social media platforms available for users these days.

Facebook which is known as the social media giant has grown into a parent company with its apps like WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. Facebook continues to be the leading social media platform with 2.6 billion using the platform globally. On Social Media Day, we share some tips to keep your Facebook profile safe.

Profile lock

As the name suggests, this feature lets users lock their Facebook profile. This will restrict access to your photos, timelines and posts from non-friends. Facebook designed this feature for users in India especially women.

Facebook Messenger safety

If you’re an avid Messenger user you might want to be wary of scams. Messenger shares safety notices regularly in your chat to provide tips on how to spot suspicious activity. You can also choose to block or ignore suspicious users.

Off-Facebook Activity

Off-Facebook Activity is basically user activity that businesses and organisations share with Facebook like visiting their apps and websites. This is used to show relevant ads suggest groups and events. you can choose to disconnect your information from your Facebook account and disconnect future Off-Facebook Activity as well. 

Manage Your Activity

A recent feature Facebook introduced is Manage Your Activity that lets users delete old posts or archive them. It’s easier to remove really old posts from your timeline with this tool.

Restrict data for apps

Facebook has limited apps from getting your data. By default apps can get your name, profile photo and email address. To get more data that will need the user’s approval.