How To Adjust Facebook Message Privacy Options


01.08.2011

How To Adjust Facebook Message Privacy Options

Facebook is one of the most known social networks. People are using Facebook to socialize, to keep in touch with friends, to communicate. Facebook gives you the possibility to connect with friends by sending them messages on different forms. You can send and receive messages via inbox and even with another option that lets you use Chat. You can also leave comments or the wall post option. In case that your friends are attempting to send you messages and you are not receiving them it is proper for you to check your privacy settings.

Privacy settings is an option who allows you to make a selection of who can or not to send you messages.

Any Facebook member can send and receive messages through Inbox Messages. One can choose if only certain friends will be able to send messages or all the of them by making some privacy settings adjustments. All you have to do is make those adjustments in a few steps. First you have to login and you will see in the upper-right corner of the page a drop-down menu by selecting Account. Select then the Privacy Settings option, and then click View Settings. By selecting View Settings you will have the possibility to choose who will be able to send you messages through the Send You Messages option.

All you have to do is mark your preference of Everyone, Friends of Friends or Friends Only. Then you will take notice every time you login that you have received messages and also the number of the messages that you have in your inbox. The Message icon in the upper-left corner of the page will show you the number of the messages in your inbox, if any, even when you’re online.

Another way to receive and reply messages on Facebook is the Chat option who gives you the opportunity to send and to receive messages while you and your friends are online. You will see in lower-right of your Facebook a Chat Box with all your friends who are online and also are available to chat. Also you will have to make sure that you appear online by checking if your Chat availability is set properly to receive messages. A first step is to click the Chat Box, then Options and make sure that the top option is Go Offline. If the top option is Go Offline it means that your current setting is online and you are able to receive messages. If your top option is Go Online it means that your current setting is offline and you will have to change it to be able to receive messages. All you have to do is click Go Offline and start chatting.

On Facebook you can communicate also by leaving a comment or posting on wall. You have to know that you get to choose also who has the permission to leave a comment on your photos and your profile by adjusting your privacy settings. When you login, go to the drop-down menu Account and select Privacy Settings option. Then select Customize Settings link that is a section of Privacy Settings page. A next step is for you to go to the option Things Others Share and there you will find another option Permissions to Comment on Your Posts and you will have to choose between Everyone, Friends of Friends or Friends Only.

Another option you will have is that of restricting or permitting someone to post on your wall or leave comments by selecting Customize. This will give you the opportunity to select members on an individual basis. Finally, you will have to go to Friends Can Post on My Wall and after you have checked the box to enable, all you have to do to is save the changes you have made.

Facebook not only gives you the opportunity to receive and reply messages, also has an option to sign up for a @facebook.com account. With that @facebook.com account anyone outside Facebook will be able to email you if you want to. If not, you will have to make some changes on your Facebook Account by selecting the Privacy Settings page for blocking people to send you messages using Edit Your List link.

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