How to check your privacy setting in Facebook and possibly modify it

By chance, I noticed that a new post of mine in Facebook had a visibility “Public” that is everybody could see it.

I did not remember to have changed the privacy setting and I supposed that every new post was visible only to “Friends” …
… on the contrary I realized that all my last posts (I did not check since when) were all Public!!

Therefore if also you do not want that all your Facebook post can be seen by everyone, it is convenient that you check your privacy settings in the Facebook site: possibly this feature is available also from the app, but usually from a site you can have more capabilities compared with the app ones, therefore I checked how to modify my default privacy settings from the Facebook site.
At a first look, it is not so stressed how to navigate into the privacy settings page: I know that it is not a section that you have to see everyday but, in my opinion it should be more easy to be found. Moreover, searching in Internet, I found several blogs with instructions that were related to old user interface of the Facebook site … and I realized that now the privacy section is much more difficult to be found than in the past! Therefore, in the following you can see some screenshot I took that can help you to check your privacy settings.

First of all, check the privacy of (for example) your last post, just to see if  it is Public and not Friends, as I suppose you’d like too! You can check it going in the Edit Post section that can reached both from the Timeline or from the post detail popup page:

Check the privacy of your last post (1)

Check the privacy of your last post (1)

Check the privacy of your last post (2)

Check the privacy of your last post (2)

Check the privacy of your last post (3)

Check the privacy of your last post (3)

Check the privacy of your last post (4)

Check the privacy of your last post (4)

Then, if your default privacy setting, applied to that post,  is not the one you like, go to the Privacy Settings and Tools page as follows:

How to change your own privacy settings (1)

How to change your own privacy settings (1)

How to change your own privacy settings (2): default setting for next posts

How to change your own privacy settings (2): default setting for next posts

If you then wants to change the settings of past posts, you can do changing one by one from the editing page seen previously or (in a more easy way if you want to change them all) going into the Limit Past Posts link available in the Privacy Settings and Tools page:

How to change your own privacy settings (3): limits past posts

How to change your own privacy settings (3): limits past posts

How to change your own privacy settings (4): limits past posts

How to change your own privacy settings (4): limits past posts

Then, if you set your phone number in Facebook (I wonder why), it can be useful to let it be visible only to Friends and not to everyone:

How to change your own privacy settings (5): phone number visibility

How to change your own privacy settings (5): phone number visibility

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One more trick: if you want to move a picture, available in a past post, in a specific album you have (or that can be created), you can do as follows (two different ways). Note that every picture in a generic post is available in the Timeline Photos folder of the Photo section.

How to move a picture in a specific album (1)

How to move a picture in a specific album (1)

How to move a picture in a specific album (2)

How to move a picture in a specific album (2)

How to move a picture in a specific album (3)

How to move a picture in a specific album (3)

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Informazioni su Enzo Contini

Electronic engineer
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