Facebook introduces changes to Privacy Settings

In an effort to tighten its security features and make it easier to understand and alter, Facebook will modify its Privacy Settings. The social network’s privacy settings have remained famously complicated. The users of the service often worry about sharing something by accident.

Facebook in the coming days will offer a new privacy checkup tool via an update

As such, a new privacy checkup tool devised could prove useful. It could guide users and take them through a few steps to review things like who they’re posting to, which apps they use, and the privacy of key pieces of information on their profile.

Here, Facebook’s blue cartoon dinosaur with a short message ‘Sorry to Interrupt’ jumps in. It pops-up as a reminder to choose an audience for your profile. Previously, for most people, the audience of the first post was set to Public. Facebook is now mulling to change it over to ‘Friends’.

So, going forward, when new people join Facebook, the default audience of their first post will be set to Friends instead of the previous “Public” option.

Why Facebook planned to use little dinosaur as a mouthpiece for user privacy? Well, the social networking giant tested several other icons before finally going with the dinosaur. However, the dinosaur icon suited more because it is learned that some tech writers have taken to calling a the icon as Zuckasaurus, named after Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive.

The move, it is believed stands as a culmination of months of manoeuvrings. For over a decade, Facebook has aggressively pushed changes it viewed as fit and on some occasions forced the users to share more information more publicly, drawing angry responses from customers and privacy advocates across the globe.

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