Facebook Reveals Its First Significant Overhaul to Privacy Checkup

The set of tools debuted in September 2014

The tool is now divided into four distinct topics Facebook
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Facebook unveiled the first major updates to its Privacy Checkup feature since its introduction in September 2014.

The social network said in a Newsroom post that the updated Privacy Checkup is rolling out globally this week.


The tool is now divided into four distinct topics:

  • Who Can See What You Share: People can review who can see their profile information—such as their phone number and email address—as well as their posts.
  • How to Keep Your Account Secure: Suggestions include setting stronger passwords and activating login alerts.
  • How People Can Find You on Facebook: Users can review ways in which people can look them on Facebook, as well as who can send them friend requests.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.