Once upon a time there was a privacy setting on Facebook called ‘Who can search for me by name’ and now that setting has disappeared!!
If you didn’t know about that setting, it was a definitely a huge help in keeping unwanted people away from your personal page if they tried to search for your whole name.
The social media giant tackled this issue and announced on their blog:
“Everyone used to have a setting called ‘Who can look up my timeline by name,’ which controlled if someone could be found when other people type their name into the Facebook search bar. The setting was very limited in scope and didn’t prevent people from finding others in many other ways across the site. Because of the limited nature of the setting, we removed it for people who weren’t using it.”
So, in short, this feature will be gone soon, so you’re going to have to find another way to stay hidden!
Hopefully they add a different privacy setting in place of that being gone.
There’s only so much you can do to limit your information on Facebook.
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