Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to Hide Old Facebook Updates in the New Timeline

Facebook recently released the Facebook timeline to every single Facebook user. As usual, some love the new and interesting feature, while others are busy grumping about it.
With the new Facebook Timeline feature, it will be very easy for anyone to see the updates you made long ago. If you yourself dig deep in your updates, you will be shocked to see that almost all the older updates made by you are either public or visible to friends of friends.

If you are looking for a way to keep things from your past to yourself, here are two ways to do so.
Limiting Old Posts

Step 1: Click on the drop-down arrow next to the home button located at the top right corner on your Facebook home page and click on privacy settings to open it.

Step 2: Hunt for Limit the Audience for Past Posts in the list and click on the link, Manage Post Visibility.

Step 3: Facebook will now show you a popup confirmation box asking you for the final time, whether you want to Limit Old Posts. Click on the button and make the necessary changes.

This method will change the visibility of all your older updates from Public or friends of Friends to just friends.However, if you want to exclude a particular post from the timeline once and for all, there’s a way for that too.
Hiding Single Posts
This method is a little manual and takes some time. First, you will need to manually search for the post you want to hide from your timeline. Once you have found it, click on the Pen Symbol near the star button and select either of the two, Hide from Timeline or Delete Post.
The first option will keep the post in the timeline for your personal records but will hide it from the eyes of the world. The second option, as the name suggests, will delete the particular post forever.

We all have questionable updates from our past, which can ruin (or at least make unnecessary troubles) in our present life, and since Facebook is nowadays a dominating force in each one’s life, it’s always recommended to keep it neat and clean.

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