The View As Public Feature Is Coming Back to Facebook

The social network is also adding an Edit Public Details button

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Facebook is bringing back the View As Public feature and adding an Edit Public Details button to profiles on the social network.

The View As Public feature was disabled last September after bugs in it and a video uploading birthday feature were exploited to steal users’ access tokens, potentially affecting some 50 million people.

The feature enables people to see what their profile looks like to users who they are not friends with. A separate View As Specific Person feature was not reactivated.

And the new Edit Public Details button gives people a faster way to edit the information on their profiles that is available publicly. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.