The Facebook ‘View as Public’ profile feature, which disappeared following the 2018 data breach, is back, and with it a new ‘Edit Public Details’ tool…
Facebook ‘View as Public’ Profile Option Returns
The social network is reviving the, ‘View as Public’ profile tool, which the platform removed after a 2018 data breach.
Also, the company is introducing an ‘Edit Public Details’ button, which appears right on users’ profile pages.
The ‘View as Public’ profile option was initially removed following a hack, when its code was manipulated, exposing 50 million users. Although Facebook rolled out a fix quickly, it’s taken over six months for it to return.
Meanwhile, the new option, ‘Edit Public Details’ could prove useful. For instance, a bug once made 14 million users’ private posts public. That overruled the users’ chosen default privacy settings which only selected people could see.
Today, we’re making it easier for people to manage their publicly visible information on Facebook with two updates: (1) we’re bringing back the “View As Public” feature and (2) we’re adding an “Edit Public Details” button directly to profiles. pic.twitter.com/zI5bVwodjp
— Facebook (@facebook) May 14, 2019