Last december the worlds largest social media website “Facebook” released a update on its users privacy settings. The privacy settings allowed use to select who can do what, and who can see a particle thing such as a photo.
In an announcement today Facebook has announced that they are releasing a another privacy settings update. This update will allow users to control there privacy settings for applications. Tho Facebook has already allowed users to select what applications can pull from your account, they are now allowing users to select what applications can do.
One of the major new settings being added is the option to select what friends can view a published post. For example if you are a “Farmville” or “Resturant City” users, you are aware that the application will request to publish an update to you wall, usally when you level up or win an item.
Facebook has also commented on what the new settings will allow user to use or select:
- “These new controls give you the power to determine who sees the content you post to Facebook through any third-party application, whether it is on Facebook.com, your desktop, mobile phone, or from a Facebook Connect website or service. Seesmic, a desktop application from which you can view and update your News Feed, will soon offer extended privacy options so you can specify audiences for each update you make from the application, such as uploaded photos and status updates.”
The new update will also allow users to select application to automatically post things to your wall, instead of interupting your game with a pop up perrmisison message.