It’s becoming more and more apparent that Google+ is turning out to be quite the formidable opponent of Facebook. Among the many pluses (pun completely intended) I’ve heard among Google+ users is the added privacy that Google offers that Facebook lacks. That is until now.
This week Facebook responded. And in a big way. Zuckerberg’s team rolled out a brand new beefy new set of privacy upgrades that rival the fortress like adaptations that Google+ allows for. Here is what you can now expect from the new Facebook privacy facelift:
1. Privacy settings are now accessible directly from individual post and profiles.
2. Users now have the ability to approve tags of themselves in posts and photos.
3. Places no longer require physical check-ins, you can add location from a desktop.
4 You don’t need to be friends with someone to tag them in a post or photo.
5. You no longer have to like a brand to tag it in a post or photo.
6. Facebook has changed the word “everyone” to “public” in privacy settings, for clarity.
7. Customize privacy and visibility of information on a post-by-post basis.
8. Users can edit the visibility of individual bits of content anytime after they post.
9. New privacy changes won’t affect Facebook mobile app users
I particularly like the new ability that users have to decide which photos are tag worthy and which you wish never happened. Which of these new privacy upgrades are you most fond of? Are there other privacy features that you would like to see implemented by Facebook that aren’t among the new features?