Facebook changes its privacy setting: What you need to know

Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 23:25:42-04

It was the scandal Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called a “breach of trust” -- in the wake of backlash from users and investors demanding more user control over personal information.

Today, the social media network made the first big change in response, saying they’ve...“heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed.”

The company has revealed a new layout. The biggest change? No more hopping screens.

Instead of security tools and settings being spread across twenty different tabs, you’ll get them all in one place.

Also rolled out? A new privacy shortcut menu, where you can add things like ‘two factor authentication’... and control the ads you see.

There’s also a new feature called “access your information,” a more user friendly way to delete anything you don’t want shared with the company -- including posts, pictures, likes and comments.

And even though Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover, the company is still in hot water, with the Federal Trade Commission announcing an investigation into its practices earlier this week. That means, more changes could be on the way.