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Facebook introduces “Lock Your Profile” as a new safety feature on its platform: Here is how to enable this feature on your profile

Profile Picture Guard is the existing profile security feature on the social media website

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The popular social media platform Facebook keeps on updating for best user experience. In the past few years, people are using Facebook and social media channels to share more and more information. Many users have been part of the social media networks for more than a decade and still, they are unaware of how unprotected their profile is. Some of you have absolutely no idea as to what privacy settings their profile is on and yet are still aloof to that non-friends could even upload or download your pictures on their profile or to make things worse your profile picture can also be misused or could be visible on all their networks. Unfortunately, this cannot be controlled earlier but now it is possible to control with the new Facebook’s privacy feature called ‘lock your profile’ that makes you 100 percent confident that all your images are safe and protected.

While announcing the feature the company said, “Today we are launching a new safety feature in India that allows you to lock your profile. We are constantly looking for additional ways to keep our users safer and more secure. The ability to lock your profile is a feature designed for people in India, especially women, who want more control over their Facebook experience.”

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Facebook’s new privacy setting you need to set up now:

Facebook has rolled out a new privacy and security feature that will allow users to restrict access to their posts including your pictures, timelines etc. According to the company, this feature is specifically designed keeping in view of the women’s safety and privacy in India The cybercrime and security issues related to women in our country are skyrocketing. And now the company has come with the ‘lock your profile’ feature on its platform allowing more control over their information on the social networking site. This feature is said to be rolled out to the users in the coming days. 

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How to turn on lock your profile feature, from your profile

To recall, Facebook already has the Profile Picture Guard as the profile security features. But now the lock profile feature is the latest feature and will provide an extra layer of protection to your profile. If you turn on the feature, people whom you have are not friends with on the platform do not get access to share, download and zoom in your full-size profile picture, or even your cover picture. If this feature is enabled, non-friends will also not be able to view your old posts or new posts shared on your timeline. Also, an indicator is added to your profile page to remind you that your profile is locked.

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Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, Facebook India says, “We are committed to providing a safe platform for people to express themselves. We are deeply aware of the concerns people in India, particularly women, have about protecting their online profile. Today, we are announcing a new feature which, in one easy step, will give people a lot more control, ensure their privacy and keep them safe and secure online.”

How to turn on lock your profile feature, from your profile:

  • Tap More under your Facebook name
  • Tap on Lock Profile
  • Tap Lock Your Profile again to confirm

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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