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Jude's avatar

With the new Facebook timeline, how do you edit it, so that only certain people can see your status updates?

Asked by Jude (32131points) February 16th, 2012

There is one person whom I would like to block from seeing them, but they can see the rest of my profile.

Thanks.

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mrentropy's avatar

Next to the entries there’s a little grey icon (somewhere near the right hand side). If you click on that, you can “Customize” it and change who sees and doesn’t see the posts. The bottom portion will be to block specific people (or you can use lists that contain people).

If you create a new post and set the customization before you post it then that will (as far as I’ve seen) become the default for every new post afterwards.

That little icon can change, by the way. I don’t remember what it looks like when it’s set to “Friends” or “Friend of Friends.” When it’s a custom setting it looks like a little gear. Sometimes it looks like a sun, or something. Click around and you’ll find it.

Luiveton's avatar

I honestly hate the new timeline, and I’m sticking to the old layout for as long as I can. I don’t see why Facebook needs to have constant updates.

mrentropy's avatar

@Luiveton I think it’s so the web developers can justify keeping their jobs.

jca's avatar

@Luiveton: I’m with you on that. Their site constantly changes, and it seems each time it changes, the privacy settings are at risk of defaulting so everyone can see your stuff.

JLeslie's avatar

I hate the timeline. It is so confusing to me. I don’t have it, but when I go to someone’s page who does I hate it.

mrentropy's avatar

Oh. Right. I hate it too. I need more GAs.

auhsojsa's avatar

@mrentropy Lol I feel you with the GAs notion. Yes to answer the OP I second @mrentropy It’s called job security.

GrayTax's avatar

You know, I’m beginning I think I might be the only person I know that actually thinks the Timeline is a vast improvement on the old Facebook =/

mrentropy's avatar

@GrayTax I can honestly say that it doesn’t bother me one way or the other. I rarely see my own timeline, except when I want to find all the notifications the Android app decided not to tell me about.

Otherwise, it all looks the same to me just with more ads.

GrayTax's avatar

@mrentropy That’s fair enough. I rarely use Facebook any more, but having it look a little nicer when I do makes me feel better about it. Weird that your app doesn’t give you all notifications though.

Off topic a little, but have you tried an adblocker extension/plugin for your browser? I use AdblockPlus for Chrome and don’t get any ads at all, even Facebook’s own ones.

mrentropy's avatar

@GrayTax No, I haven’t bothered. I can’t say that I care very much about it. Nor any of the other “clean up” extensions.

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