Facebook has rolled out its new privacy settings. Lets see if this time, Facebook has tried covering up the holes or not. Below is the break down, which you should know;
- One Control to Rule All: Facebook has announced it that now there will be just a single privacy setting for the entire account. This actually saves every Facebook update after you login, and individually changing all of your settings to “Only Friends” or whatever you choose.The control will be working historically, which means that all the previous contents will be blocked, and the future contents should not be seen. The present controls will also be available to the users to make the change according to what they want.
- Less information is available to public now: the default settings at Facebook enabled people to see who you are, and who are your friends, and also about which pages you are a fan of. However, now, these default settings have been scaled back, and will no longer be allowing people to see your information unless you permit them.
- Less access given to the Third Party Apps: third party apps will be given limited access to your personal information, unless you appreciate them
- Unplugging entirely from Games & Apps: Facebook users will be able to simply unplug entirely from accessing games and third party apps. You do not have to send an annoying message to your friends to join certain application or game. You can just select as not being a part of that particular apps or activity at the corner of Facebook world at all.
What’s the actual Catch?
Zuckerberg states that it is recommended to keep these setting open to every person, referring to the basic info, people you are friends with, and the pages you are a fan of. He further adds that if you changing these settings will make you hide from those people who are searching for you, whereas you can control the setting individually, and you can still hide information, leaving your identity open to public searching. Facebook is a business, and it does not prefer that anyone hide its publicly available information.
The question here arises that will the critics that has been occurring in the last few days will be satisfied or not?
Making it short, the word is Yes! It is expected that Facebook will now give its users will clear privacy settings, and brief access to every users’ privacy controls and settings. Facebook should realize the power has strength that comes from its users, and their satisfaction should be the prior concern. And, in case Facebook does not cater to the concerns of its users, they will indeed be losing the greatest social networking market share, and soon would be dead. Time will make the users decide if the step taken by Facebook should be applauded or still Facebook has to cover a long way to attain perfection and confidence!