I’m sure that you have seen this Facebook status update on your feed many times since Facebook rolled out its latest changes. It goes something like this.
“Hi Friends — Please do me a favor and move your mouse over my name here, wait for the box to pop up and then move your mouse over the “Subscribe” link. Then uncheck the “Comments and Likes”.
This is what shows my comments on the right side bar of the computer. I would really rather that my comments on friends and families posts not be made public to non-mutual friends. thank you! Then re-post this if you don’t want your every single move posted on the right side in the “Ticker Box” for everyone to see!”
While this may get the intended result, who wants to do go through this for each friend? That could take a massive amount of time.
Did you know that you have the option to control what others see on your feed. You can hide those things you don’t want made public in the ticker.
- Go to your profile page. Look for the “Recent Activity” portion of your feed. Find the activity that you want to hide and click the blue X to pops up next to it.
- A menu pops up with several choices.
- Hide this action from my profile will remove this one line of activity.
- Hide all recent like activity from my profile will hide ALL of this type of activity from your wall. It will also keep this type of activity from showing in the ticker to the side for everyone.
Follow these steps to hide posts about new friend connections, page likes, comments you leave for others etc. Pretty much any activity on your news feed can be hidden if you choose to.
UPDATE: As you can see in the comments below, people are reporting that they have tried this and it did not work. I suppose the only way to really protect your privacy on Facebook is to not post anything that you wouldn’t want the world to see. If you have found the fix, please post it in the comments below.