How To Control Facebook's Confusing, 'Labyrinthian' Privacy Settings


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Consumer Reports recently referred to Facebook’s privacy controls as “labyrinthian” and difficult for the average user to adjust.With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to manage your privacy controls to make your profile as public or private as you want.

Select the setting you want for each option. Generally speaking, the most private option appears at the bottom of the drop-down menus

You can even make certain posts visible to only you

If you want to review and approve posts before they appear on your timeline, you can enable Timeline Review

There's even a comprehensive blocking tool if you want to ignore particularly pesky friends

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