How to change your Facebook Places privacy settings in 6 steps: Screenshots

August 19, 2010


Facebook Places will be the talk of the tech world for the upcoming days ahead. The updated Facebook iPhone app has been released but places is still being rolled out to the millions of USA Facebook users. Facebook Places not only brings an updated iPhone app and changes to the Facebook web app but new privacy options as well.

During the Facebook Places announcement Facebook described how users will be able to easily adjust their check-in privacy options. I just went through my Facebook privacy settings and it’s a 6 step process. Even though it takes 6 steps, the process is straight forward and recommended for everyone to adjust before your Facebook friends start checking you into places your not at or suppose to be at. Here are the 6 steps to adjust your Facebook Places privacy settings.

1. Edit Your profile,

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2: Customize settings

Facebook | Edit Profile

3. Choose Your Privacy Settings -> Customize settings

Facebook | Privacy Settings

4 & 5: Adjust your Places check in & Include me in “People Here Now” after I check in settings

Facebook | Privacy Settings

6: Adjust your Friends can check me in to Places settings

Facebook | Privacy Settings

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Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at BUILDUP.vc. Wayne has over 14 years experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne was recently recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014.