In a blog post by Facebook (FB: NASDAQ), the social media company is listening to feedback by users and is changing several privacy and sharing settings. The major change is the adjustment to who can see the users content. Before, it was automatically set to “Public” and not “Friends”.

Now it is the opposite with the default for new users set to “Friends” if they do not choose what setting themselves during sign up.

The blog post mentions

For people already on Facebook, we’ve also received the feedback that they are sometimes worried about sharing something by accident, or sharing with the wrong audience. Over the next few weeks, we’ll start rolling out a new and expanded privacy checkup tool, which will take people 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.

The “Privacy Checkup” tool will act as a reminder for people who have not reviewed their privacy settings in a long amount of time. Facebook does change the user interface often and that can be troublesome for people who want to keep track of how to change privacy settings. The new reminder feature this is rolling out to users will be a nice compliment to the consistent changes.

The mobility version of Facebook will also get a update. It will now be easier to share content with specific users with a new redesign of the share buttons. As tech companies continue to focus more on mobility, it is becoming more important for a user interface to function effectively.

Lastly, Facebook is now implementing the option for an anonymous login button for mobile apps. The anonymous feature will allow users to dictate what information is shared with the app and without having any personal information shared in the process.


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