Facebook’s Privacy Checkup Ensures You’re Not Over-Sharing

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Facebook doesn’t want you over-sharing — seriously! — and it’s ready to prove it. The social network is asking all of its 1.3 billion users to complete a privacy checkup, a short online exercise where users review who they’re sharing with on the platform. Facebook announced the checkup in May, but only tested it with a small subset of users over the past several months. Now, it’s ready for a full rollout. The checkup includes a review of who can see your posts (categories like “public,” “friends” or “only me”), which third-party apps you’ve linked your account to, and which information you’re currently sharing in your bio. None of these privacy controls are new — Facebook is simply drawing attention to them in a new way. For the majority of users, this will be a new experience.

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