New Facebook Privacy Notifications, Controls Begin Rolling Out In New Zealand

By David Cohen 

Facebook’s favorite launching ground for new features, New Zealand, maintained its hold on that title with Thursday’s launch of the social network’s recently announced changes to its privacy controls in the Pacific island nation.

Owen Williams, a contributor to The Next Web, reported on the rollout of the new features and captured the screen shots included in this post, telling The Next Web other friends in New Zealand are seeing the same options.

When users access Facebook, they are greeted with a message titled, “How do I stop someone from bothering me?,” which gives users information on how to block other users.

Users are also seeing a privacy settings icon on the top, right-hand side of their pages, between the links to their homepage and their settings. Clicking on this lock icon brings users to a menu of privacy shortcuts.

Clicking on “see more settings” brings up the full privacy settings and tools menu, which includes the option of preventing search engines from accessing timelines.

When Facebook announced the revisions to its privacy controls earlier this month, it said they would be rolled out by the end of the year.

Readers: Are any of you seeing the new privacy options?