When ever we talk about working online, the first few suggestion which we get is, use Facebook security, use Facebook privacy settings and make sure you share the information which doesn’t create any issue in future. One of the most common questions which many people are still not clear about Facebook is it’s privacy. Though Facebook gives us many options to ensure that our Facebook profile can be hidden from everywhere. Here I’m sharing a quick guide on how you can hide your Facebook profile from public search engines like Google.
At early stages, everyone was kind of scared to reveal their identity on The Internet. But now, the things changed. Maybe its good to say that, Facebook changed the concept of going online and revealing the identity. Every Profile on Facebook is cached by Google so, it’s hard to miss the one you searching for. Does that move ensure your security and privacy? So, today I am going to tell you how you protect your privacy from Facebook Public Search. Read ahead;
Google, In the case of rare name,’s like mine(Sreerag Nampoothiri K) when you simply type it in the Google search box you can see the magic. And in the image search results also, you can see pictures of mine from Facebook. You can stop search engines from showing a preview of your FB profile each time one searches for you on Google. The steps are simple. Just follow it;
How to stop Search engines to show your Facebook Public profile:
1. Click the Account tab on the top right portion of the profile and select the Privacy Settings option.
2. On the loaded page, See the option which says, who can look me up. Here you need to set “Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline” ?, Keep this option as off.
P.S: As some search engines cache information, your profile preview will be available for some more days even though you turned public search off.
Do let us know if your Facebook public search is enabled or disabled? If you find this how-to guide to be useful, make sure you like and share this post on Facebook.
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