Facebook issued an update to its Privacy Basics portal in advance of Data Privacy Day Jan. 28.
The social network introduced Privacy Basics in November 2014, saying at the time that it offered interactive guides to answer the most frequently asked questions by users about how they could control their information on Facebook.
Facebook said in a Newsroom post Thursday that Privacy Basics now features 32 such guides, in 44 languages, adding:
People share their most valued moments on Facebook, and we want to make tips and tools clear and accessible whenever you need them. Privacy Basics gives you tips for things like securing your account, understanding who can see posts and knowing what your profile looks like to others. This is part of Facebook’s overall effort to make sure you have all the information you need to share what you want with only the people you want to see it.
We’re making these improvements as part of Data Privacy Day, held each year on Jan. 28. We’re joining state attorneys general and other policymakers who are sharing their own privacy information on Facebook, along with organizations around the world like the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology, who are working to raise awareness of how to take charge of your information online. In addition to visiting Privacy Basics, we encourage you to take the time to:
- Take the Privacy Checkup: You’ll walk through a few quick steps to make sure only the people you want to see your stuff can see it. You can review who you’re posting to, which applications you’re using and the privacy of key pieces of information on your profile.
- Choose who sees what you post: On Facebook, you can use the audience selector to choose who will see each of your posts–just your friends, everyone or specific people you select.
- Increase your account security by turning on login approvals: You’ll get a unique security code each time you access your Facebook account from a new device.
Readers: Have you ever accessed Facebook’s Privacy Basics? What are your thoughts?