Tired of de-tagging Facebook posts? Relief is near. Facebook will begin to roll out large changes to its privacy settings and tools today. Most of the additions are changes, not exactly brand-new features. Most existed in some capacity already but were featured in some hard-to-find place in the website. Now they’ll pop up in your news feed and profile page.
The new controls will allow you to customize the visibility of your information to an extreme degree. Some new features include: a drop-down menu will appear next to status updates allowing you to chose which group will see the information; a “view profile as” tool, which you let you see the profile as a specific person or group.
Important changes have also come to the tagging system. You’ll be able to tag people you’re not friends with or pages you haven’t Liked, but those users can approve or deny those tags before the posts go live. You will also be able to de-tag a post or remove it.
With the addition of the drop-down menus that let you chose the audience, the updates have left some speculating that many of the changes come directly inspired from some Google+ features. (Think: Circles vs. Audience.) But if Facebook’s latest ante in the social-networking game increases our ability to circumvent spam, unwanted attention, or that tag-happy friend, it’s a welcome move.
Read more at The Washington Post.