The weekend can be a good time to clean up, and not just around the house. We’re going to clean up… our Facebook profile today. We spend a significant amount of time on social media, and it serves us for an increasing number of tasks. So let’s take care of what’s going on with our profiles.
Why is it worthwhile to clean up your Facebook profile?
Whether we like it or not, the Facebook profile serves as a kind of business card, among other things. Our prospective employer can review it before deciding who to invite to the interview. It is simple to significantly reduce your chances of getting a job, or at the very least to appear ridiculous, by placing an entry in the style of nobility not working in the employment column a few years earlier.
By organizing your Facebook profile, you will be able to make better use of this website. We will not waste time on content that has long since lost our interest but is still displayed to us because, for example, we once liked a page. We will have more time to view the content of interest to us that we may have missed previously, or we will spend less time on the portal. In any case, it will be beneficial to us.
Finally, by cleaning up on Facebook, we will avoid a situation in which our profile reveals more about us than we would like to random people. We’ll also go over privacy settings.
Step 1: Go through your Facebook profile’s Likes section and delete anything that doesn’t interest you.
The liked pages section is on our profile, and its content is determined, among other things, by what is displayed to us in the news on Facebook. Typically, our friends or all Facebook users have access to the list of pages we like (however, it depends on our profile settings). Our interests, points of view, and sources of knowledge that we want to use evolve over time. So, from time to time, go through the list of liked pages and unlike those that are no longer of interest to us. It’s also useful to know that there are follow settings. We will be able to access such a tab if, after hovering over the page we want, we select the button with the three dots, which is located right next to the buttons I like! and chat icons. There, we can, for example, specify that posts from a specific page should not be displayed in the news for 30 days or that they should be prioritized over others.
Step 2: It’s time to put the groups in order.
If we’ve been on Facebook for a long time, we’ve probably joined a slew of groups. This is not to say that we use all of them. We joined some of them for a specific reason and then promptly forgot about them. There are also those that our friends have added us to, but we rarely use. We can leave such groups in either case. On the left side of the Facebook panel, we can have groups that are especially important to us. Simply create the desired shortcut.
Step 3: Determine who your friends are.
Now that we’ve established order in the groups and pages we follow, it’s time to look after your friends. Let’s go through our friend’s list and delete any old, duplicate, or inactive accounts. Perhaps we unintentionally added someone we don’t know to our friend’s list? In this case, you should think about removing your account from friends’ lists. If we have a friend who posts annoying content on a regular basis but does not want to remove him from our friend’s list, we can unfollow him. If, on the other hand, we are particularly interested in someone’s posts, we can select the option to display first in their account. You can also make friend lists on Facebook (e.g. close friends). It may take some time to create them, but we will then be able to, for example, share content with a specific group of people in an instant without having to edit the privacy of the post.
Step 4: Go over your profile’s content and privacy settings.
Let’s take a look at our profile and see what it has to offer. Let’s double-check the information and presentation sections’ data. Let’s also clear out any old posts that are no longer relevant from the timeline. There is a view as an option at the top of our profile. It allows you to see what a stranger who visits our profile sees. It is worthwhile to use it from time to time. It’s also a good idea to check out the privacy settings tab. It’s in the settings and privacy section, which you can get to by expanding the menu on the top right (the same one that allows you to log out, for example). There, we can check the privacy status of specific data about our step by step – whether everyone can see it, only friends, or maybe just us. We can change the settings if something does not suit us.
Maintain the cleanliness of your Facebook profile.
The activities described in this guide give you control over what appears on our Facebook and how others perceive us based on the content on our profile. We will also see less content that is not of interest to us as a result of the order on Facebook in the news. Finally, we will have control over the aspect of privacy.