Social networkers stricken by a sudden attack of paranoia can relax – you can now adjust your Facebook privacy settings from the palm of your hand.

According to Facebook’s blog post on the new feature, the privacy controls are available at and give users a variety of controls.

  • Select who can see the content you post by setting the simple control for sharing on Facebook to friends, friends of friends or everyone,
  • Fully customize your granular settings, if you want, and have them take effect instantly, and
  • Read through our comprehensive privacy guide, formatted for mobile devices.

We have to wonder what kind of life-changing event would make one urgently need to adjust one’s Facebook privacy settings, though it’s probably more a matter of being able to do it when you remember – like when someone in the pub, whom you’ve never met, mentions being able to see your profile.

The addition of privacy settings to Facebook’s mobile offering is a great new feature, as Facebook is increasingly a tool used while out and about, rather than simply sitting at home. As the company notes in its blog post, it “noticed that people are creating content and accessing Facebook at every moment of the day, in many locations–not just from desktops.”


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