Facebook released a new look for the Privacy Verification tool on Monday (6), during CES 2020. The change in the tool aims to facilitate access to security settings on the social network, and to minimize user suspicion after leaks suffered by the platform in recent years. The Security Check section houses useful functions, such as changing your Facebook password, blocking people and hiding friends and previous posts from your profile.
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The tool gained an intuitive interface in a step-by-step format with explanations for each of the possible configurations. Still, it is important to be aware of how each change can affect your account and how your profile will be presented to friends and strangers. Check out the following tutorial on how to use the new Facebook Privacy Check.
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How to access the Facebook Privacy Check from your PC
Step 1. Access Facebook and mark the icon with a question mark in the top menu;
When accessing help options on a Facebook page Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Access the feature panel through the message "Privacy Check", as shown in the image below.
When accessing the options for checking privacy on a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to hide friends and posts on Facebook
Step 1. Access the box "Who can see what you share" to access help to configure your profile;
By accessing help on who sees your shares on Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The initial frame will show what will be configured from that help area. Press "Continue";
When to start setting up what is shared on a Facebook profile Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Define who can see your personal information by selecting the privacy boxes next to each piece of data. You can hide Facebook friends and their likes, After setting all the information, press the "Next" button;
When configuring the privacy of personal information on a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. At that moment, define who can see your future publications and the previous ones that are registered in your profile. You can hide all your publications on Facebook, if you wish. To continue, select the "Next" button;
By defining who can see the posts of a profile on Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 5. Help also displays the list of people you have blocked on Facebook, and allows you to restrict more profiles with the option "add block list". Press "Next" to save the changes.
When to view or add people to your Facebook block list Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to change your Facebook password and protect your account from hackers
Step 1. On the homepage of the privacy section, press the box "How to keep your account safe";
By viewing options to keep your account secure using the help of Facebook's privacy section Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The tool presents what will be covered to make your account more secure. Proceed to "Continue" to make adjustments;
Screen that indicates what will be presented to help make a Facebook account secure through the privacy section Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Tips for making your password more secure will be presented. If you want to follow them, click on "Change password" and change the access code. To see more features, press "Next";
Which suggests changing the password on Facebook Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Choose how you want to be alerted if someone accesses your account from an unrecognized location. The feature is an important way to find out if your account has been attacked by hackers or malicious people.
When configuring alerts using the Facebook privacy section Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to hide email and phone number on Facebook
Step 1. Access the option "How can people find you on Facebook";
By accessing the option that helps define how people find you on Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The tool will help to define friend requests and searches by phone number and email address;
Settings suggestions for finding a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Use the screen to confirm or decline friend requests. Press "Next" to view more options;
When confirming or appealing friend requests on Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. The screen suggests how people can find your Facebook profile. Set privacy for your phone and email registered on the social network. The configuration can ensure that anyone or just your friends on your network can find your profile using this data.
Screen that suggests the privacy setting for phone and email on Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
How to remove apps from Facebook
Step 1. Select the box "Your data settings on Facebook";
Ao para visualizar as sugestes para dados do Facebook compartilhados com sites e apps Foto: Reproduo/Marvin Costa
Passo 2. Nesse momento, revise as permisses que concedeu para acessar sites e aplicativos. Caso queira retirar a integrao, pressione o boto "Remover" ao lado do nome de cada servio.
Tela para confirmar ou remover compartilhamento de dados do Facebook com apps e sites Foto: Reproduo/Marvin Costa
Aproveite as dicas para tornar seu perfil do Facebook mais seguro.