Facebook Timeline … Public Safety Warning

Have you taken the plunge? Are you now the proud owner of the new Facebook Timeline?  When I first saw it I thought hummm another change we really could do without .. maybe the tech guys should go on holiday instead of continuously altering things we really like.’  Come on! I know you agree with me! Remember the back lash the first time they changed our beloved profile. And don’t get my started in the likers .. I still refer to them as fans well it is a ‘Fanpage‘!  But I bite the bullet and changed over to the new timeline, I liked the fact you  had 7 days to play before it became public, what I didn’t like was how suddenly people I wasn’t friends with were liking my status updates and pictures!!

Cue made dash like a mad women to my privacy settings that are customised to not allow this to happen!!!  Which still state this isn’t allow to happen!! So after a night of de-friending and fiddling with my lovely aid Rachel I soon sorted out the issue.  The new timeline defaults all your posts/pictures/links – you name it to public. YES that’s right public!!!  What you need to do is go into your privacy settings and scroll down to where is says – Limit the Audience for Past Posts and follow the instructions there!!


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  1. Elaine
    January 6, 2012 / 11:05 am

    Thanks for the warning… how can I switch to the new set timeline set up – not that I really have time to play with it today!

    • Joanne
      January 6, 2012 / 11:17 am

      If you click on the timeline link in the post it will give you the option to change to the timeline 🙂

  2. Erica Martyn
    January 6, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    Thanks so much for the heads up, just changed to timeline so managed to do this before publishing it! 🙂

  3. January 6, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Thanks for the advice Joanne – haven’t converted yet, and guess Mark Zukerberg won’t hold off in the roll-out just because I don’t like it! 🙂

    • Joanne
      January 6, 2012 / 2:29 pm

      haha possibly not 😉

  4. Kizzy
    January 6, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing I had noticed this yesterday!

  5. Liz Beavan
    January 6, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the warning! I’m so fed up with them changing it all the time!

  6. January 6, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    Hmmmmm…I’m really not one for change, especially when it is forced upon me! Will leave the change over for now as I am sure facebook will make me do it at some point in the future. Tut tut, ignoring my Nanny’s advice of not putting off til tomorrow what you can do today but there you go!!

    PS – thank you for the tip about security settings, will remember that! 🙂

  7. Dee
    January 8, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    this is great, i changed to timeline and all of a sudden i was getting loads of friend requests from strange people all over the world?! not liking that so hopefully this will put a stop to it