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From the author of Changing Facebook's Privacy Settings

Sharing Information on Facebook

You configure most of your important privacy settings directly from the Choose Your Privacy Settings screen. It's the Sharing on Facebook section that's key, as this is where you tell Facebook what information you want to share with whom.

There are nine settings included in this section:

  • My status, photos, and posts
  • Bio and favorite quotations
  • Family and relationships
  • Photos and videos I'm tagged in
  • Religious and political views
  • Birthday
  • Can comment on posts
  • Email addresses and IM
  • Phone number and address

You can choose to share any of these items with everyone on the Facebook site, your friends on Facebook (i.e., friends only), and your friends and their friends (i.e., friends of friends).

To apply the same sharing settings across all these items, select Everyone, Friends of Friends, or Friends Only to the left of the list. Even better, select Recommended and Facebook applies the settings as shown in the following table:

Sharing Option

Setting

My status, photos, and posts

Everyone

Bio and favorite quotations

Everyone

Family and relationships

Everyone

Photos and videos I'm tagged in

Friends of Friends

Religious and political views

Friends of Friends

Birthday

Friends of Friends

Can comment on posts

Friends Only

Email addresses and IM

Friends Only

Phone numbers and address

Friends Only

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