Facebook has finally announced the addition of advanced privacy settings for mobiles, so that users can control who’s sneaking a-peek at their updates.
To access the new privacy controls, users need to fire up their browsers and shimmy over to m.facebook.com/privacy on their mobile phones, or hit their Settings page and click the “Change” link next to the words “Privacy Settings.”
From here, users can do the following:
- Select who can see the content you post by setting the simple control for sharing on Facebook to friends, friends of friends or everyone,
- Fully customize your granular settings, if you want, and have them take effect instantly, and
- Read through our comprehensive privacy guide, formatted for mobile devices
We’re not really sure what “granular settings” are, but we think it’s good to know you can change them if you so desire.
Facebook are also clearly feeling a little bit chuffed with themselves for introducing these new features, and are loudly shouting out about the lack of similar features on rival mobile services, Feel the smugness!
All of Facebook’s privacy controls are now available from any browser-enabled mobile device to the more than 500 million people, like you, who are using Facebook in every country around the world. Few online services offer any privacy controls to their mobile users. None that we know of offer the same control as the desktop version.