Facebook's Recent Activity


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bigcountry12
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Okay, so after hours of searching and reading everything I could possibly find (and also knowing that Facebook has changed things up just recently), I am STILL confused about Facebook's privacy settings and things that can be viewed on your page and your friends' pages... So, say for instance I post a comment on my friend's wall (let's call him Bill), or I comment on Bill's status, etc. Bill has set his Wall to be viewed by "Friends Only". Will my friend Frank, who is NOT Bill's friend, be able to see that I made a comment on Bill's Wall? i.e. When Frank views my Facebook page, will he see "Bigcountry12 wrote on Bill's Wall" or "Bigcountry12 commented on Bill's status", etc. under my Recent Activity? Thanks in advance!!!

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waborita
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Re: Facebook's Recent Activity

In my experience with my facebook, yes the friend that is yours alone, not Bill's will be able to see in your recent activity that you commented on Bills page, but that friend will not be able to see what you commented on Bill's page.

A handy facebook tool I have found that lets you see exactly how your facebook looks to certain friends is found in "account" : "privacy settings" : "customize settings" : "preview my profile".

Simply type your friends name in and your facebook will come up exactly as he views it Smile

bigcountry12
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Re: Facebook's Recent Activity
Hey waborita - thanks so much for the reply! The "Preview my profile" info was very helpful... I know that I have a few friends that have very strict privacy settings set for their pages. So with that knowledge, I typed in a friend's name that is connected to me only to see how my page would look to them. It appears that they are unable to see any of my activity on my private friends' pages... so they are unable to see "Bigcountry12 wrote on XX's wall", etc under my Recent Activity. (Though interesting find, it appears that this only applies to activity after June 2010. Any activity during that month or before, regardless of whether another person's wall is restricted, can still be seen though can't see the content though if you click on it.) Anyway, if there's anyone out there that has "Test Friends" that can verify this for me, I would really appreciate it!!

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