Facebook Graph Search is a new Search Technology developed by Facebook Inc. to make searching on Facebook very easy for all users.
With Facebook Graph Search, a User can look up anything shared by his/her friends on Facebook, while your friends can also find anything that you’ve shared with them at any given time, but each person(s) Only sees unique results.
Earlier on, we asked the question: Who is afraid of Facebook Graph Search? And gave an overview on what this is all about. But here we want to further help you secure your contents and show you how to disable the Facebook Graph Search functionalities.
Facebook Graph Search: Who sees your online contents?
The great question that arises are: Who sees your contents online and on Facebook using the Facebook Graph Search?
The answer to that question is not farfetched. Facebook has updated its privacy settings and whoever sees your posts, pictures etc. is dependent on the type of audience you choose.
So assuming you have a photo that the privacy is set to:
- Only Me: This means that no one else can find the photo in a search.
- Friends: This means that friends will see/find your photos, updates etc. in their search results.
- Public: This means that anyone on Facebook or on the internet who searches for your pictures, etc. can find them.
How to disable Facebook Graph Search.
The next question now becomes: If you don’t want your pictures, Status updates, etc. to appear on a search using the Facebook Graph Search, you can follow the under listed options to disable the search functionalities.
Facebook Graph Search Option 1
Follow the following step-by-step method to DISABLE your Facebook Profile.
According to Facebook.com, “Deactivating your account will disable your Profile and remove your name and picture from most things you’ve shared on Facebook. Some information may still be visible to others, such as your name in their friends list and messages you sent.”
Facebook Graph Search Option 2
What are you still waiting for? I thought your main aim of signing up for Facebook is to hook up with friends, make new friends and find long ‘lost friends and families’.
Others are here on Facebook to share their business with billions of people out there. So the Facebook Graph Search is a welcome advantage for them.
So if you don’t want your posts, status updates to be searchable over the internet, please disable your Facebook account and give yourself some time to think over it, if that fails, then try Facebook Graph Search Option 3.
Facebook Graph Search Option 3
I know you may want to maintain your information private, and want all information that you share with your friends, to remain among your friends and not be available to the whole world.
I know you would want to be able to publish photos of your friends and family without strangers being able to see them. But as things stand now, once any of your friends chose “like” or “comment” on ANY of your pictures, it is shared among their friends and so the circle goes.
Unfortunately we cannot change this configuration because Facebook has made it like this. So please below is a step-by-step method of getting your friends off this triangle.
Place your cursor (without clicking) over the photo (or Facebook Profile Name) that appears in this box and a window will open.
Now move the cursor to the word “Friends” or “Like”, again without clicking and then move the cursor to “Settings” as shown in the picture above.
Now back to my question. If everyone does the above, who then would see your photos and status updates?