Facebook has become a powerful social media platform for connecting friends and family. It is also a source for businesses to attract and engage with their audience with their own business page.
In this article, we share some basic Facebook features that will make sure that you stay safe on the platform.
Don’t Share Personal Details On Facebook
Many people upload their personal information on Facebook that include their phone numbers or location.
Sure, you can add photos, but there is no reason for you to share some personal details about your life that you would not be comfortable sharing with strangers.
By sharing sensitive information, you can attract hackers and scammers who can get into your bank accounts or track you down in person.
Please be safe and keep your personal details private and unlisted.
Use Facebook’s Privacy Settings
There are various privacy settings that Facebook let’s you control.
You can set these features to filter who can see your posts or send you friend requests.
It is essential to set these up and take precautions before you become very active on the platform.
One Facebook feature lets you lock your account so anyone who is not on your friend list cannot see your posts unless you choose to make them public.
Customize Your News Feed
Facebook is a great way to watch videos and posts.
You can read news or entertainment posts.
You can customize your personal news feed to show you fewer posts from particular people or business pages. Simply select the option called “hide post” in the options panel that lives in the top right corner of the post.
Here’s a tutorial by Facebook on how you can further customize your news feed.
As a business, when you are deciding what to post on your page, be sure to be engaging so that folks don’t hide your posts.
Edit Your Facebook Account Notifications
Notifications are updates about activity on Facebook.
If you’re getting too many – or maybe not seeing the ones you want to read, you can customize that. Simply go into notification settings and update your preferences.
Block People That Bother You
It is very important to block someone when they are causing you trouble or making you feel uncomfortable.
Facebook makes it easy to block accounts. You just have to go to the person’s profile, click on the three dots on their profile, and choose “block”.
When you block someone, they will no longer be able to see you post on your timeline.
When you create a business page on Facebook, it needs to be linked to a personal account. Whether you have one already or are making one for the first time, it is important to ensure that your safety and privacy are taken into consideration. We hope you got some valuable tips from our article.
If you’re on Facebook, you may want to consider also posting on Instagram. Check out our Tips For Using Instagram For Business to help you increase engagement with your followers.