When you initially set up your Facebook account, it is automatically set to private. This means that only people who are friends with you can see your posts, photos, and certain parts of your profile. However, there are instances when you may wish to make your Facebook profile public – that is, viewable by anyone who visits your page, whether or not they are friends with you. This post will guide you on how to do just that.
Step 1: Accessing Your Privacy Settings
The first step to making your Facebook profile public is by accessing your account’s privacy settings. To do this, go to the top right corner of your Facebook page and click on the downward arrow. From the drop-down menu, click on Settings & Privacy.
Step 2: Edit Your Privacy Settings
Once you are on the Settings & Privacy page, click on Privacy Settings.
Here, you will see various options about who can see your future posts, who can send you friend requests, and who can look you up using the email address or phone number you provided. To make your Facebook profile public, you will need to edit these options.
Step 3: Make Your Facebook Profile Public
Under the Your Activity section, you will find an option that says Who can see your future posts?. Click on Edit next to it. A drop-down menu will appear with the options: Public, Friends, Friends except, Specific friends, and Only me. Choose the Public option.
Click on Edit -> Select Public
Step 4: Make Your Contact and Basic Info Public
After making your future posts public, go back to your profile and click on About. Then, click on Contact and Basic Info. Next to each bit of information you’ve provided (like your email, phone number, birthday, etc.), there’s an option to decide who can see this information. Click on the icon next to each and choose Public to make them visible to anyone.
Step 5: Review Your Changes
Finally, review all the changes you’ve made to ensure everything is set according to your preference. Remember, making your Facebook profile public means anyone can see your posts and certain parts of your profile. So, be sure you are comfortable with disclosing such information before making these changes.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully made your Facebook profile public. Now anyone can view your posts, photos, and certain parts of your profile.
In conclusion, while setting your Facebook profile to public can increase your reach on the platform, it also means sacrificing a certain level of privacy. So, always think through and ensure you are comfortable with this setting. Happy Facebooking!