You might notice a new look to your posts on Facebook these days – it’s an update they made that allows you to better understand who can see what you are about to post. For those of you using Google Plus, it might look a little familiar.
Starting on the left under my message are a series of buttons starting with “who are you with?” That would tag the friends with you.
I was just thinking should there come a time during a Zombie Apocalypse, and you tag your friend Shaun, his Mum and his girl Liz while holed up in the Winchester, you might also want to be able to mention the ‘others’ there with you. I tried “a pack of Zombies”. It didn’t work. They need to be friends of mine first.
Next, you have the option to share where you are location wise… In this field you can create a new location on the fly! (Yay!)
Next to the Post button the old padlock (did you ever use it?) is replaced with a new and larger globe and dropdown.
But here’s a big change… I meant to make that not Public. That’s ok, it’s now easy to change. Just click on the little globe on the top right of any post and change to what you wanted it to be!
That’s the part that reminds me most of Google Plus. Mine right now is telling me I’m making this post ‘Public’ but if I wanted to I could also use one of the other options including ‘Custom’ and then choose one or more of my lists!
Want to know another cool thing that changed? You can now set it so that images your friends tag you in need to be approved by you first before they go public. After the last week I had… Phew!
I’ll have a post on doing that next.
He's an avid hockey fan, rides a mountain bike, sometimes rides a road bike, has a few motorcycles (he had a really fast one, bought a cool orange one, rode a really slow one, and wants a really small one). If that isn't enough, he makes cheese and sourdough bread, loves strong beer and good red wine, and poorly plays the Mandolin.