Mark Zuckerberg’s company has announced on its official blog that there will be changes to its privacy policy to make it easier to control your posts on the social network. Facebook began rolling out this new tool yesterday on some profiles, and you should find the pop-up Privacy Checkup window on your own account soon.

Until now, if you didn’t specify otherwise, everything you published on your wall was public by default so that any person with a Facebook account could see it. The change basically consists of gathering all Facebook’s security features into a single place so that all users—inclusing those with exhaustive and those with scant knowledge of the settings—can simply and quickly protect their profiles.

Privacy Checkup, as seen in the video, will send a pop-up message asking directly who you want to share your content with. A small blue dinosaur will guide you step-by-step through all the security options that till now you had to search for, find, and activate on your own initiative.

The aim of this tool is to make controlling privacy easier so that each profile can be personalized according to the user’s needs so that now you’ll be fully conscious of the viewing permissions on your posts, the personal details available on your profile and the apps that have access to the info on your account.

Privacy Checkup can be run whenever necessary thanks to the fact that it’s been integrated as another option in the upper menu of the Facebook interface. In addition, among these new changes, it also includes a new method to connect to apps anonymously without sharing your personal information and, for newly registered users, all posts will default to private if you don’t manually adjust the privacy filters.

All that said, if you’re interested in safeguarding your Facebook profile there are a few options that haven’t been included in this new feature, and you can read about how to reinforce your account security here.



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