How to make completely invisible on Facebook
Facebook chat: how to become invisible
If you regularly use Facebook chat, then sooner or later you will come across the fact that you will not be able to communicate with a certain person. Perhaps only this evening or only this day off. Of course, you can turn off chat, but then you will not be able to communicate with other users. And if, in addition, someone has to write to you and you are looking forward to the message?
There is an exit. To do this, you need to open the chat feed on Facebook.
On the bottom line you will see a gear icon. This is "Options". Click on it. And then in the appeared window select the line “Advanced settings” and click on it.
Now choose the most suitable option for you. For example, you can enter the name of a friend or friends who will see you in offline status. Other users will see you online. To do this, you need to select the "Enable Chat for all friends except ..." and in the empty field enter the name of the user (s). Then click the Save button to set the mode that suits you.
Or you can select the “Enable Chat for some friends only ...” option and, as in the previous case, enter the names of the users with whom you would like to chat. The rest of your friends will see only your offline status. Do not forget to click the "Save" button.
How to make completely invisible on Facebook
The law of transfer of quantity to quality is also true for the Internet. With more than a billion Facebook users, the social network has “outgrown” the form of a social network - now it performs the function of an online passport, a person’s identity in the virtual space. Indeed, today Facebook is simply necessary to access the necessary information. The largest social network literally pressed Internet users to the wall - thousands of sites give access to their content only after logging in via Facebook. Often this factor is decisive when registering a new user - it happens that Facebook itself is not so much needed as the ability to travel freely on the modern Internet.
As a result, the Facebook user is literally exposed in front of the whole world. Personal data, photos, visited places, search queries, personal preferences - all this falls straight into the hands of advertisers, from targeted spam which simply has no salvation - due to which Facebook is flourishing as a commercial company. And it's not just advertising. The very fact that all social activity can be studied in detail by strangers causes serious discomfort.
But Facebook does not want to just release users from the screen of its “radar” - the more information about a user that a social network gathers, the more it will work. As Facebook evolves, more and more of the default settings are changed so that as much detail as possible becomes open. However, nothing prevents the user from changing the settings manually. To do this, you need to sort out everything in detail what the next instruction will help.
To enter the personal data accessibility settings, click on the “gear” on the top panel of the Facebook homepage and select “Privacy”
To begin, hide all posts from prying eyes - turn Facebook into a personal personal diary. In changing all settings, including “Who can see my materials,” the single principle is observed - click on the “Edit” button located on the right edge ...
... and in the drop-down menu that appears, select “Only I”, or another “strict” option, from the name of which it is clear who will get access to the data.
Similarly, you can close incoming messages from unauthorized persons. It is impossible to completely deactivate messages, but there is an option to receive them only from “friends of friends”.
It is also useful to include strict filtering of “Inbox” - and Facebook can no longer try to spam “with messages from those who may be of interest to you.”
One of the most useful settings allows you to block the leakage of the postal address and phone number - with its help, the circle of "allowed" to the most critical personal data is limited to "friends."
The following option prohibits search engines to “fumble” on your Facebook page - it will not be possible to track activity from the “outside world”.
The next block of settings is devoted to the Facebook Chronicle (called Timeline in the English interface). By setting the strictest settings on this page, you can turn your Facebook into a real bunker. To do this, use the same principle as on the “Privacy” tab - click on “Edit” next to each setting and select the “strictest” item from the drop-down menu.
After changing all the settings, the “Chronicle and Marks” settings page should look like this:
One of the important channels of personal data leakage (as well as an inexhaustible source of spam) are applications and online services that require personal data from Facebook to run. There is a radical way to disable applications - the “central switch”, located here:
If you pull it, the application settings page will look something like this:
However, many users, in fact, registered on Facebook just for the sake of being able to use applications. Therefore, disabling the “central switch” will lead to unwanted loss of registration data and interconnections on all services where the user is registered using Facebook.
To avoid such cases, you can perform a more complex, but also more precise setting - selectively remove unused applications, and in the rest, turn off "visibility" for prying eyes and annoying sending "special offers":
The last block of settings concerns advertising on third-party sites and "social" advertising. It is useful to close these options in the same way that the privacy options were closed, namely to click on “Edit” opposite each of them ...
... and choose from the dropdown list "Nobody"
The penultimate item prohibits advertisers from using your name and photo from a Facebook profile in their advertising products - this is important, since all Facebook users gave social networks such credentials at the time of registration. And the most recent setting disables “predictions” in the advertising issue in the spirit of “your friends choose this.”
This completes the “anonymization” of the Facebook profile. Fortunately, all settings (except for the "central switch" of applications) are reversible - they can always be returned or made slightly more open. But what can not be returned back - this is personal data that once got into the open spaces of the Network.