You might not be aware of this, but Facebook’s search feature is quite powerful and extremely thorough in the way it conducts it.
As a matter of fact, virtually every public post, comment and photo you have ever placed on Facebook will come up in the search results unless you have your privacy settings configured to prevent it!
Many users won’t really care that their entire Facebook “life” is easily searchable by the public, but if you value your privacy or have posted things in the past that you now regret posting you might want to check your privacy settings to ensure that nothing is set to “Public”.
And by the way, even if you had some fairly restrictive privacy settings in the past, there’s no guarantee that they’re still set that way now. Facebook has a way of changing such things without our knowledge.
I said everything I said above just to say this…
It’s best to always assume that anything and everything that’s ever been posted to your Facebook account can be searched for and viewed by any other Facebook user unless you have your privacy settings set to either “Friends” or “Only Me”.
And you need to check your settings on a regular basis to make sure they haven’t changed. Just a friendly heads-up…
Bonus tip #1: This is probably a good time to mention that privacy really doesn’t exist on Facebook. This post explains why.
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