Facebook Rolls Out Photo Tagging Review Process, Various Other Privacy Updates

Filed as News on August 23, 2011 7:56 pm

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Facebook on Tuesday announced a slew of new privacy features including the ability for users to approve photo tags, edit the visibility of profile categories inline and more.

Among the sites new features is Content Tag Review which allows users to approve or deny any content for which they have been tagged, including photos.

Another new features is Profile Tag Review which allows users who have been tagged in a photo or post to approve or reject the tag before anyone else can see it, if a rejection is completed the post can still show up, however user tags for your profile will not be included.

Attempting to increase user controls over privacy Facebook has also rolled out View Profile As which allows users to view their profile as it would be seen from other people’s accounts, a process that is meant to ensure users can see how their privacy settings are affecting their profile output.

Facebook has also added a Tag Anyone feature which allows users to tag anyone they choose, even if they are not friends with that person, an option that could lead some Facebook users, especially celebrities, with the job of denying or accepting a whole lot of tag requests under the social networks new privacy control options. 

Attempting to get on par with Google+ Facebook has also announced Inline Profile Controls which allows users to edit all of their privacy settings right from their “Edit Profile” page, simply choose what sections to display or hide by clicking a checkbox and you’re ready to go with full privacy control.

Finally Facebook has announced a new setup for Inline Sharing Controls so users can now change who’s allowed to see any post right from the status box and then change those controls at a later time if they choose.

Those are the major upgrades to the system, other changes are more “cosmetic” including how the company explains settings and markup language changes.

 

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