Facebook is still the largest social media network and growing every day. Millions of people love connecting with their family and friends through this platform. But some people worry about their privacy on Facebook, and despite the support pages, there seems to still be some confusion as to what information is private.
So I thought it would be a good idea to look at what Facebook’s basic privacy policies are, as a refresher.
What Information Is Public Or Private On Facebook:
Your Information That Is Always Public:
Your Activities That Are Always Public:
In Summary, your public information on Facebook can:
- Be associated with you, and shown anywhere, even off Facebook.
- Show up if anyone does a search on Facebook or on any other search engine.
- Be accessible by Facebook-integrated games, applications and websites you, your friends, and the public uses.
I hope this summary helps clear up any confusion or questions you had in regards to what information was private or public on Facebook.
*This post was written as per Facebook’s guidelines, 2017.
- Update as of February 2020. Facebook has also confirmed that it keeps data on people who don’t have Facebook accounts. This data is usually collected from contact lists.