Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) declared plans to sort its privacy control settings earlier, and now a chain of the new list of options and notifications has started to roll out to users of the social network, starting with New Zealand. Users in New Zealand can access the new settings which is the same as the preview screenshots posted by ABC last week.
The changes are intended to provide users with better access, and know-how of methods with which they can monitor the privacy of their materials on the site. A new privacy shortcut menu has been added to the main bar that runs across the site. There is another new privacy setting and tool page that shows the simplified version of privacy options and allows users to opt out of having content from their timeline indexed by search engine.
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The new message welcomes users as soon as they login on Facebook. It is intended to certify that all of them are made alert of the new settings, and especially how they can block users who are fretting them. The menu bar is located in between the ‘home’ and ‘settings’ icon on Facebook’s top menu bar. It drops down to tell a series of options that help know which data from the social network is made public while enabling quick-settings to change confidentiality options and a link to the fuller settings page.
The social networker’s new privacy settings will to an extent decrease Facebook’s various menus and settings, but there are still more development to be made. Numerous settings are still difficult to find, decisively, the choice to view your profile from the viewpoint of other users, which visibly reveals what data is publicly available.
Privacy for long has been a point of concern for the social network giant. In November 2011, it was ruled in the United States that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) would bear 20 years of privacy audits from the Federal Trade Commission due to what CEO Mark Zuckerberg self-confessed were “mistakes” in its management of privacy issues, and that has most probably effected its most recent developments.
Nicky Jackson Colaco, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) manager of privacy and safety said that the latest settings will be launched worldwide before the end of the year, and the initial step has been taken already. New Zealand has often been the test spot for Facebook, and the settings are yet to be launched in Australia, the U.S. and the U.K.