Make your password more secure by enabling 2-Factor Authentication, which means you need your password and randomly generated code, which is usually sent to your phone to access your account. Go to the down arrow on the top right of the screen -> Settings -> Security -> & # 39; Login Confirmations & # 39 ;.
Sign out of Facebook
Many of you are aware of the dangers of leaving your Facebook account on someone else's computer. Thankfully, you can log out remotely. Facebook keeps track of all the places you're logged in to, and by hitting the down-arrow on the top right of the screen -> Settings -> Security -> "Where you are logged in" you can log out.
Control what's happening on your timeline
Nothing is more annoying than people who publish embarrassing messages in your chronicle or tag you in incriminating pictures. Luckily, you can put an end to all this. You can ensure that only you can post on your timeline or that only you can see what people are posting on your timeline, and that you can pre-approve all tagged images before they appear in your profile. Go to the down arrow on the top right of the screen -> Settings -> Timeline and Tagging -> "Who can add things to my timeline?" and & # 39; Who can see things on my timeline? & # 39;
Control who can see you when you're online
Facebook chat is great for live messaging friends, but it's also a way for people you can not even remember bombarding with disreputable rumors. You can selectively hide the fact that you are online so that your friends know that you are nearby without warning others. Click on the chat box in the lower right corner of the screen, then on "More friends", then on the gear -> Advanced settings -> "Enable chat for all friends except."
Disable read receipts in chat
Facebook Chats Read Receipts, the people who send you a message that you've seen their message, can be a source of frustration and awkwardness. But you can secretly read Facebook messages with AdBlock, a browser extension that blocks web advertising. Fortunately, it can be tweaked to prevent your friends from seeing when you've read their messages. Google "AdBlock Plus", install the extension in your browser Chrome or Firefox, then click the extension -> Options -> Customize -> "Manually edit filters" and then add "facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status .php $ "xmlhttprequest" in one line. Save a hit and you're done – you can read Facebook messages without worrying about read receipts.
Hide your activity
Everything you do on Facebook and apps you've connected to Facebook are recorded in your Activity Log. Depending on your privacy settings, these actions are publicly visible, visible to your friends, or just to you. To change the visibility of individual actions, click the down-arrow at the top right of the screen -> Activity Log, and then click the pencil icons next to each action ,
Cover your tracks
Facebook has been around for a little over 10 years, and depending on how long you've been using it, you may have a wealth of information you can not even remember. If you are worried about what might happen, you can limit your old posts to friends so that they are no longer publicly searchable. Go to the down arrow at the top right of the screen -> Settings -> Privacy -> & # 39; Limit past posts Limit the audience to posts you share with friends from friends or the public & # 39;
Clean up your Facebook
You may want to go further than just making sure your Facebook is hidden from the public. Employers have become known to demand access to potential employees' Facebook accounts – an outrageous practice. Social Clean is a simple text analysis service that identifies posts that may appear to be indiscreet with hindsight. You can delete them with a single click. Go to socialclean.com
Do not share with your friends
You have amazing control over who can see your posts and not. Apart from the general gap between public sharing and just friends, you can choose which specific people you want to do and not show your contribution. When you enter a post, click Friends (or Public) -> More Options -> Custom, depending on the default setting.