Facebook has recently rolled out new changes to its interface in 2011. These 3 new changes consists of Better Privacy control when sharing posts, Remove unwanted tags of you, Change the visibility of your post after it has been published.
These changes hit to me just today, perhaps Facebook is going alphabetically in releasing its new changes. So lets get down and review these changes one by one. In addition you can also add location to your posts and tag people who you were with then.
FIRST CHANGE: Post status updates to a specific group of people.
While posting a status on Facebook, you now have the option to choose whom you want it to see. Just press the small gears icon in the lower right corner of the status box. While posting an update, choose from Public (Everybody), Friends (Your Friends only), Custom (Specific People only). Now your status message is seen only by the people who are eligible to see it.
No need to worry if you did a mistake in selecting the visible persons. You can change it even after you have published a post. Just select the gears icon and change it back again.
SECOND CHANGE: Get rid of unwanted Photo tags.
This is the feature lot of people were concerned about on Facebook. So how to get rid of them, here’s what you have to do.
Go to Privacy Settings and then click on Custom box.
Now click Edit Settings in front of How Tags Work feature.
Next click on Profile Review and turn it on.
That’s it. Now whenever any of your Friends tags you in a Photo, you have got to approve them before they start displaying on your profile. As soon as a Friend tags you will receive a notification. After you click it you will be taken to the Wall tab where a sub-tab called Pending Posts will appear which will help you Approve or Disapprove the Photo tags. Easy isn’t it?
THIRD CHANGE: Change the visibility of your older posts.
Many a times we think whether to make this status Public or Private and later go with Public anyway. Facebook has now released a nice feature wherein you can change all of your older posts visibility to only your Friends. Don’t worry you wont need to sit the whole night and change the visibility for every specific post.
Just flyover to the Privacy Settings and click Manage Past Post Visibility where it says Limit the Audience for Past Posts. Then click on Confirm. That’s it, you are done.
NOTE: This feature cannot be undone. After you have clicked on Confirm there is no way back!
If you are looking to learn more about these features or see a short video tutorial by Facebook go here.
So these were the new Facebook changes in 2011 which we got to see. Comment if you liked this story and please share your views of how you feel about these new features with us. We would like to hear from each one of you. Do you like em?