Facebook has long been criticized for their privacy settings (or lack thereof). In response, they’ve started rolling out a whole slew of new changes for tagging and sharing information. Here’s a rundown of the most significant upcoming changes:
Eliminating “Places” Check-Ins
Instead of checking in (a la FourSquare) at your weekend brunch spot, you’ll now need to tag the location in a regular status if you want everyone to know you’re there– they’re eliminating the entire Places feed from both the website and their mobile app.
Who hasn’t woken up in the morning to find an unflattering picture lurking at the top of your profile? That’s now a thing of the past, as you’ll now be able to approve tags–and not just in photos. Don’t want to be tagged in your friend’s status? Don’t approve it!
“View Profile As”
If you want to know how your profile looks to a certain individual, you can currently view your profile as that person—but it’s a multi-step feature hidden deep in the already-complicated privacy settings page. The new changes will bring this feature right to your profile page, making it easy to see to double check how your profile looks to your parents or potential employers. You’ll also be able to edit your privacy settings directly from your profile.
You can see more of the changes over at Mashable. Are you happy about the changes? Do you have any lingering privacy concerns?