1. Make sure only your Friends can see your Profile:
You wouldn't just go up to a stranger in the street and start telling them about your life, so why would you want them to see your Facebook profile?
By editing 'Who can see your future posts?' you will be able to choose exactly who gets to see your future updates.
- Public (which obviously means everyone)
- Only you
- Custom (which allows you to limit some of your friends from seeing your posts)
2. Control who can contact you on Facebook:
The second part of the Privacy Settings and Tools section allows you to select who can contact you.
Additionally you can limit who can send you a friend request. By default, anyone can try to befriend you on Facebook, but if you'd rather limit that a bit you can change it so only friends of your friends can add you as a friend:
3. Limit who can discover your profile based on your email address and/or telephone Number:
The final option from the Privacy Settings and Tools screen allows you to control who can find you using your email address or telephone number.
Under 'Who can look me up?', click Edit next to the line that says 'Who can look you up using the email address or telephone number you provided?'
Change the setting to 'Friends of friends' or 'Friends' only.
4. Set up login Notifications:
Facebook can send you an alert every time someone accesses your account from an unknown computer or other device, enabling you to receive a warning that someone has gained unauthorised access to your account.
5. Turn on login Approvals:
Every time you access your account from an unknown browser you can get Facebook to send a code to your phone which you will then need to use to login.
Click Get Started. Facebook will then take you through the process of setting up login approvals.
These are just a few tips that can help you safeguard your Facebook profile.
If you have any tips you wish to share, please leave them in the comments below.