1. Facebook Privacy Tab
You can access the privacy settings by clicking the down arrow in the extreme right corner of the feed page. Click on ‘Settings & privacy’ and then select ‘Settings’.
Click on ‘Privacy’ from the left panel to open the ‘Privacy Settings and Tools’ tab. You have plenty of categories to regulate your visibility. You can also manage privacy when you post on your timeline by using the audience selector. This control remembers your changes, so future posts will be shared with the same audience unless you change them.
2. Facebook Profile Settings
Next, you must update your privacy settings on your Facebook profile. Go to your profile and click on ‘About’. Here you can access your basic information. Here, you can customize each section within your profile to set your privacy to your comfort level. For example, if you want your work and education publicly known or to hide your contact and basic information, you can set it as per your requirement.
3. Facebook Photo Settings
Adjust the privacy settings for the photo section. You can set your photo setting in two ways. The first is by album, and the second is by an image. If you upload photos into an album directly, click the audience on the bottom right side of the album to set privacy. For images you have uploaded individually, click on the desired image and select the edit icon to moderate specific settings.
Twitter’s privacy settings are straightforward. Either you have a private account, or you do not. By default, the ‘Protect my Tweet” setting is off. Respectively, this setting allows everyone to see your tweets, whether it is your follower or anyone searching on Google.
In addition, Twitter gives the option to add the location to your tweet. When you tweet with the location, Twitter stores that location. You can change the “location on/off” before each tweet. Also, you can decide whether users can find your Twitter profile with your email address or your phone number. After you have made any changes, make sure you click the save changes button at the bottom.
LinkedIn’s privacy setting is a little different from Facebook and Twitter. To change your privacy, click on the ‘Me’ button and select Settings & Privacy. There are many privacy settings here however, most deal with how your information is shared on LinkedIn.
If you want to decide which information people can see on LinkedIn, click ‘Edit your public profile’. Deselect everything to keep all your connections private.
You can also make other changes under privacy control that includes who can see your activity feeds, your connections, unfollow, block people, and much more. Simply click the link of the setting you want to change and make the modifications. Most importantly, make sure you save your changes before you navigate away.
Instagram’s privacy settings are straightforward. By default, everyone can view your profile and posts and tag you in photos as well. However, you can make your posts private so that only your approved followers can see them.
Instagram’s desktop site has limited features, and you can’t edit the privacy of your image there. Therefore, you will have to use the mobile app for changing the privacy settings. Click on your profile icon and select ‘Settings’. Change the required sections from the Edit your profile tab.
You can change the private account setting too. If you set it private, then only your users can see your photos. Even though you switch to a private profile, your current followers stay the same. In addition, if you want to block a particular follower, find that user’s profile and tap on the three-dot icon to block or restrict them.
MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
A digital footprint is data that’s left behind whenever you use a digital service, or whenever someone posts information about you onto a digital forum, such as a social network. Having a digital footprint is normal – they’re exceedingly difficult to avoid. Given that your digital footprint can be publicly accessible, we recommend you know exactly what it looks like and how to actively manage it. The following portal is great place to start: