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Facebook begins rolling out Privacy Checkup for billions of users

Facebook has increased its privacy setting for its 1.2 billion users, Facebook has introduced “Privacy Checkup” feature earlier, and now rolling out the feature for all of its 1.2 billion Facebook users worldwide.facebook-privacy-checkup

The Privacy Checkup feature allows the users to review the content and also lets you to control who can view it. In the month of May Facebook announced privacy tool for the users that allows them to measure their privacy and also lets them control it.


Facebook said in a statement:

“Earlier this year, we announced a new Privacy Checkup that walks you through a few quick steps to help make sure only the people you want can see your stuff. Today, we’re making it available around the world for people using Facebook on desktop,”

Facebook Product Manager Paddy Underwood has posted in the newsroom on Facebook regarding the PrivacyCheckup feature. This tool will let the users to control their privacy setting and help them to know with whom they were sharing the information.

Paddy Underwood said in a statement:

“We know people come to Facebook to connect with their friends, not with us. But we know how important it is for everyone to be in control of what they share and who they share it with… It’s part of an ongoing effort to put more control in people’s hands, at the moment they need it. Our first Privacy Checkup helped people posting publicly make sure they were sharing with the right audience. We’ve redesigned and simplified our audience selectors across Facebook on desktop and mobile?now they explain the audience right where people post.”

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This tool allows the user to monitor their posts, pictures, videos and other information that they were sharing on their Facebook timeline.

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