One of the two things the largest social networking site Facebook does is regularly changing its privacy settings (still not being satisfactory to end users). It happened again. As expected, Facebook came up with seven deadly changes on how users are exposed around the world.
The changes are mainly focused on its tagging system and sharing policy. Here is a list of six new features (along with our fancy rating) Facebook is rolling out to its 750+ million users soon:
Clearly a copy-pasted feature from Google+ which, in aspects of Facebook privacy, doesn’t really strengthen its settings. Now, in your comment, wall post or status update, you can literally tag anyone who’s been using Facebook from any corner of the world. This really exposes everyone. Although there’s an option for you to turn off the option for others to tag you, this feature isn’t going to be very useful as many people have said on comments left on news blogs. We give this feature a 1/5.
In a simple word, you can control who tags you in their post, and who tags others in your post. That’s literally all this feature is. However, one useful update is that Facebook will now require your approval to each photo/post you’re tagged on. This way, you might avoid being tagged on some embarrassing stuff. That’d be nice, for real. We’d reward this feature with a 4/5.
Do more when Removing Tags
That’s all this feature is about. Whenever you don’t like being tagged on a certain photo, you could simply remove the tag from the photo page or your wall. Now, Facebook thought people wanted to do different things at that very moment. That’s why it will show up a window asking you whether you want just to remove the tag, or ask the uploader to take the photo down, or simply block him from your list. That’s a nice feature that will save time for busy people. From our side, this feature gets a 4/5.
See Who Sees What
Another copy-pasted feature from Google+ without any doubt. Now, you can view your profile as certain people would view it. To be more exact, until now you were able to check how your profile looked when someone not in your friend list viewed it. With the new feature, you can totally see how it looks to certain person, for example, your mom or boss. That’s certainly a good inclusion despite being copied from Google. We’ll give it 4/5.
Facebook came up with a brilliant (and LOL at the same time) logic that its “Everyone” privacy settings preset was a wrong label. It says, with that settings active, anyone might see your stuff, but ‘everyone’ will not see. That’s why they updated the word ‘Everyone’ to ‘Public’, as seen on Google+ (third copy-pasted feature). As it literally does no improvement on the overall features, we give it a straight face rating 😐 !
You don’t have anything to do to get these privacy settings. These will be delivered to your Facebook account soon. However, you already know what the new features are. Which of these do you think are going to be useful for you? Let us know in the comments.