Facebook today announced that it is reintroducing the "View As Public" feature that's designed to let you see your Facebook profile as a non-friend sees it, so you can double check that you're not sharing information publicly that you don't want to share.

In addition, Facebook is adding an "Edit Public Details" button directly to your profile, which will make it easier to adjust what information about you is publicly visible.

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Facebook removed all "View As" features in September 2018 after a vulnerability with the feature allowed hackers to steal Facebook access tokens for almost 50 million accounts.

Facebook now says that the "View As" feature for viewing an account as a member of the public was not affected by the security incident and was more popular than the "View as Specific Person" options that are still disabled.

Top Rated Comments

magicschoolbus Avatar
25 months ago
Facebook has gotten taken over by politicians, ads, and bots.

My Instagram feed gets worse and worse every day. Maybe it’s time I delete that one too.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hieveryone Avatar
25 months ago
Is facebook still relevent???

I rarely even log on anymore. Maybe once or twice a week at most. Sometimes I'll go months
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Compile 'em all Avatar
25 months ago
My deepest condolences to the poor souls still using Facebook :p
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edgonzalez32 Avatar
25 months ago
Is facebook still relevent???

I rarely even log on anymore. Maybe once or twice a week at most. Sometimes I'll go months
They own Instagram and What's App so yes, they are very much still relevant.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
25 months ago
Seems the best security fix is not to install any of their 3 apps on your phone so they don’t harvest your contact list and everything else.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
25 months ago
Zuck has agreed to have FB audited by the federal government for the next 20 years for potential privacy incongruities. Like a child requiring a 24/7 chaperone because of absolute ineptitude in following rules.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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