In this era of information, it’s necessary to keep tabs on the data you share on your social media. You should know how much of your private life is shared with strangers.
Facebook copes this situation by providing you with privacy settings. Y0u can decide what you want to share with others using this option.
But what if you want to test out your privacy on Facebook? Well, then the View as Feature of Facebook allows you to see your profile as of a stranger.
Let’s see how you can view as on Facebook.
View as on Facebook on Desktop
Here’s how you can see your profile from someone else perspective on your desktop.
- Go to facebook.com and log in to your account.
- Navigate to your profile by clicking on your name.
- Click the ellipses in the corner of your cover photo.
- Press “View As” from the drop-down menu.
Now, your profile will appear to you like another person’s profile. You can see the post, media, status and events that you are sharing with the Facebook users. You can also see if someone can send you a friend request and message.
The view as feature also allows you to see how your friends, or friends of friends will see your profile. So you have the flexibility of deciding the privacy accordingly.
If you are not comfortable with what you share publicly, you can change your privacy settings and limit the things you share with your users.
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View as on Facebook on Mobile
Here’s how to use the View as feature on Android and IOS mobile devices.
- Open the Facebook app and log in to your account.
- Go to your profile.
- Click the “View as” button opposite to the “Add story” button.
- On the iPhone, it will be visible by clicking the gear icon.
Now, your profile will appear to you like another person’s profile. You can see the post, media, status and events that you are sharing with the Facebook users.
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Facebook View As features let you see yourself what you share publicly and allow you to make changes if need be. This guide will help you to use the View as on Facebook and set your privacy settings accordingly.