Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Facebook New Features for Sharing and Privacy

Facebook has announced a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want.

Chris Cox announced the information in a post on Facebook blog.

He said "Today we're announcing a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. You have told us that "who can see this?" could be clearer across Facebook, so we have made changes to make this more visual and straightforward. The main change is moving most of your controls from a settings page to being inline, right next to the posts, photos and tags they affect. Plus there are several other updates here that will make it easier to understand who can see your stuff (or your friends') in any context. Here's what's coming up, organized around two areas: what shows up on your profile, and what happens when you share something new."

New features will provided users profile some new tools that give you clearer, more consistent controls over how photos and posts get added to it, and who can see everything that lives there.

Main Highlights include

1. Inline Profile Controls
The inline menu lets you know who can see this part of your profile, and you can change it with one click. More information about controls click here.

2. Profile Tag Review
New tool to approve or reject any photo or post you are tagged in before it's visible to anyone else on your profile.

3. Content Tag Review
New option to review and approve or reject any tag someone tries to add to your photos and posts.

4. View Profile As…
This tool is now on the top of your profile where it's easier to access.

5. When You Share
f you want to make your posts more expressive, new tool to add location and tag the people you're with. More information about sharing click here.

6. Inline controls
The control for who can see each post will be right inline. For each audience, there is now an icon and label to help make it easier to understand and decide who you're sharing with.

7. Word Change: "Everyone" to "Public"

8. Change Your Mind After You Post?
If you accidentally posted something to the wrong group, or changed your mind, you can adjust it with the inline control at any time.

9. Tag Who You're With, or What You Want to Talk About

10. Tag Locations in Posts
Now you can add location to anything. Lots of people use Facebook to talk about where they are, have been or want to go. Now you can add location from anywhere, regardless of what device you are using, or whether it is a status update, photo or Wall post. Of course, you can always choose not to add location at all.

11. Remove Tags or Content from Facebook
Your options for removing tags or content on Facebook are presented more clearly. Your options are: removing from your profile, removing the tag itself, messaging the photo owner or tagger, and requesting the content get taken down. More information about tagging click here.

With the above controls to user Facebook has added a lot more advantages for user from both customizing and privacy wise.

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Seems like increasing competition from other social networking giants like Google+ Facebook is always one step ahead to give user what they want and what they feel.

TheWebCrunch team found these new sharing and privacy features existing.

Whats your take on these new features, please do post comments.