Warm Southern Breeze

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How Can I Customize Who Sees My FaceBook Posts?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gee! I didn’t know I could do that!

Face it, sometimes we say things that we don’t want others to hear. Same thing goes for writing. Especially in a social environment like FaceBook!

While many folks may NOT know how to use FaceBook’s features, there are a few things that can be learned simply be watching others. So, while I’m not here guiding or holding your hand through this process, I think you’ll “get the picture” once you to continue to learn the easy steps how.

Bear in mind that this applies ONLY for YOUR wall posts, sometimes also known as “Status Updates.” Everything else you write on someone else’s wall, by nature, is public. What that means is that anyone whom is “friends” with your friends can read what you posted on your friends’ walls. In other words, once You post to Who’s wall, Who and all of Who’s friends can read it. However once You post to Your wall, You can select the friends you want to see it. As well, by enabling the discriminating visibility feature when You post to Your wall, the “News Feed” that is posted to all of Your friends notifying them that “You posted something” is disabled.

Understand – the very nature of the “Wall Post” is that it is PUBLIC. That’s but one reason why “Message” service is available.

Oh yeah!

Here’s a step-by-step pictorial instruction to assist you.

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, in that case, here are three. I’ll let them do the talking!


1.) Wall Post/Status Update Visibility Options - Clicking on the lock icon, shows four options.

2.) Wall Post/Status Update Custom Privacy box - Selecting the "Customize" option opens up a new box.

FaceBook Wall Post-Custom Privacy drop down menu

3.) Wall Post/Status Update Custom Privacy box drop-down menu - The "Make this visible to," and "Hide this from" options further enable a more discriminating Wall Post/Status Update.

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