When I woke up to the news that Facebook sold out the personal data of over fifty million users to a political data company Cambridge Analytica, I thought it was just the tip of the iceberg as there could be a lot more than what meets the eyes! But if this sensational news has sent shivers down your spine, you can delete or deactivate your Facebook account. Just in case you don’t want to give up on the social networking app as jet, you have the option to change your Facebook privacy settings on your iPhone/iPad, Android, and computer.

You can choose to customize Facebook privacy settings to prevent everyone else from sending your friend requests and also stop certain people from viewing your posts. Jump over to offer the needed safeguard to your social profile!

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How to Change Facebook Privacy Settings on iPhone, Android and Computer

How to Change Facebook Privacy Settings on iPhone/iPad Android and Computer

“Federal regulators and state prosecutors are opening investigations into Facebook. Politicians in the United States and Europe are calling for its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before them. Investors have cut the value of the social networking giant by about $50 billion in the past two days.” New York Times

How to Customize Facebook Privacy Settings on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your iOS device and tap on the hamburger icon (three lines) in the bottom right corner.

Tap on Hamburger icon in iOS Facebook App

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Step #2. Now, scroll down to the bottom and tap on Settings and select Account Settings.

Tap on Settings and select Account Settings in iOS Facebook App

Step #3. Next, tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in iOS Facebook App

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Step #4. Next up, check out each category and configure your privacy settings as desired.

For instance, you can control who sees your future and past posts, manage your profile, and also be able to allow only certain people to see the people, pages, and lists you follow.

Change Facebook Privacy Settings on iPhone or iPad

Check out the option to control who can send you friend requests. There is also an option to prevent search engines outside of Facebook from linking to your profile.

Customize Facebook Privacy Settings on iPhone or iPad

How to Change Facebook Privacy Settings on Android

Managing privacy on Android device is just as simple.

Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your Android device and tap on the hamburger icon (three lines) in the top right corner.

Tap on Hamburger icon in Android Facebook App

Step #2. Now, scroll down and select Account Settings.

Tap on Account Settings in Android Facebook App

Step #3. Next, tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in Android Facebook App

Step #4. Next up, you can configure the settings as per your need.

Change Facebook Privacy Settings on Android

Controlling privacy from the desktop is not complex either. Keep reading…

How to Change Facebook Privacy Settings on Computer

Step #1. Go to facebook.com on your computer.

Step #2. Now, click on the downward arrow at the top right corner and select Settings.

Click on Settings in Facebook on Computer

Step #3. Next, you need to select Privacy from the sidebar.

Click on Privacy in Facebook Web Step #4. Now, customize the settings based on your need.

Change Facebook Privacy Settings on Computer

That’s pretty much it!

Over to you

So, now you know how to offer more shields to your privacy. Have any question? Do let us know that in the comments.

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