Facebook Privacy: Uncovering 5 Important Settings

Three weeks after Facebook launched new privacy controls, these supposedly simpler settings have some users stumped. Here's where you can find five important settings that you need to revisit today.

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Tue, September 13, 2011
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Remember to Use Facebook's "View Profile As" Feature

One of the most useful features that Facebook made more prominent in its latest redesign is the "View Profile As" feature, which lets you type in a friend's name to see how they view your profile. This is especially helpful when tweaking a number of settings and checking to make sure the changes you made were successful.

To access this, visit your profile. On the top-right of the screen, next to the "Edit Profile" button is "View As..." Select this, then enter the name of a friend to see how your profile looks to them.

Kristin Burnham covers consumer technology, social networking and Web 2.0 for CIO.com. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kmburnham. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Kristin at kburnham@cio.com

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