Skip to main content
Accessibility|Contact|Privacy|Terms|Cookies

How to Take Control of Your Facebook

  • Published: 2018-04-26 (Revised/Updated 2018-04-29) : *Press Release by Facebook : Contact: facebook.com
  • Synopsis: Things you have control over that can help make your Facebook experience better for you.

Quote: "You likely have seen advertisements in your News Feed. Advertising is what keeps Facebook free to everyone who uses it."

Main Document

You've been hearing a lot about Facebook lately and how your data is being used. While this information can sometimes be confusing and technical, it's important to know that you are in control of your Facebook, what you see, what you share, and what people see about you.

There are many things you have control over that can help make your Facebook experience better for you.

One easy step to check the privacy of information on your profile, is to take a Privacy Checkup that helps you review who you're posting to, manage or delete apps you've connected to your account, and edit the privacy of information on your profile.

Ways You Can Control Your Information

Control Posts you see from Friends or Family

A cell phone with the Facebook app open next to Scrabble pieces arranged in the words Social Media.
About This Image: A cell phone with the Facebook app open next to Scrabble pieces arranged in the words Social Media.

You likely have seen advertisements in your News Feed. Advertising is what keeps Facebook free to everyone who uses it. Facebook's goal is to ensure that the ads you see are as relevant to you as the content you see from friends and family. Your information is utilized to show you more relevant ads, but Facebook never sells your data or tells advertisers who you are.

Control the Advertisements You See

So that's the content you see, but how about what you share - or in other words what people or companies can see about you? It's important to understand who sees your information and how you can control this.

Control What People See, Including:

So those are a few of the ways you can control your experience on Facebook. Now more than ever, we understand the importance of helping people improve their Facebook experience by giving them the controls to do so.

Discussion

• Have your say! Add your comment or discuss this article on our FaceBook Page.

Similar Topics

1 : How to Take Control of Your Facebook : Facebook.
2 : Our Digital Remains Should be Treated with Same Care and Respect as Physical Remains : University of Oxford.
3 : Smartphone Addiction is More Addiction to Social Interaction : Frontiers.
4 : Cognition and Emotion Play a Role in Predicting Quality of Children's Friendships : University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
5 : Stuttering: Stop Signals in the Brain Prevent Fluent Speech : Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
From our Communication Information section - Full List (87 Items)


Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.


Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.





1 : Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by US Olympic Committee
2 : Help Your Child in School by Adding Language to The Math
3 : 50% of Retirees Saw Little or No COLA Increase in Net 2018 Social Security Benefits
4 : Turnstone Endeavor Games Concludes with National Records Broken
5 : Spinning in Circles and Learning From Myself by Tsara Shelton
6 : St. Louis HELP Medical Equipment Donation Drive Generates Record-Breaking Results
7 : People Who Snore Suffer from Palate Nerve and Muscle Damage
8 : How Our Ancestors with Autistic Traits Led a Revolution in Ice Age Art

*Press Release by Facebook: Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you are connected with this page and want it corrected/updated please contact us.



Disclaimer: This site does not employ and is not overseen by medical professionals. Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.

© 2004 - 2018 Disabled World™