Simple Steps To Change Privacy of Old Posts on Facebook

Since the announcement of Facebook allowing all public posts to be searched by anyone. Many users are worried at what content people can get access to without them knowing.

For people who are worried about this problem we have put together a step by step guide to allow you to take control of all your old Facebook posts.

By following the below guide this will change all of your previous posts that are set to ‘Public’ Privacy to ‘Friends’ Meaning that they will stand less chance of being searchable by users who are not your friends!

1. Open the Facebook App

2. Click More in the bottom right hand corner

Open Settings




3. Scroll to the bottom then Tap Settings




4. Then tap account settings




5. Tap Privacy




6. Tap ‘Limit the audience for posts you’ve shared with friends of friends or public’




7. Read the Disclaimer then tap confirm



8. Then tap Limit Old Posts



Thats it… All your posts that were set to public or friends of friends have now been set to friends only. This doesn’t affect posts thats privacy is set to ‘Only Me’ these will stay as ‘only me’.

Justin Taylor

Justin's path into design and marketing has been anything but conventional. A random selection of career decisions saw him designing rave flyers, t-shirts and (although refusing to divulge his stage name) he allegedly did a summer stint in Gt Yarmouth as a magician before finally settling on a career in marketing.