Facebook Launches Lock Profile Feature in India for Better Privacy
Facebook Launches ‘Lock Profile’ Feature in India for Better Privacy
Recently Facebook are announced a new (lock profile) feature its will enable users to protect their information on the platform from being seen by anyone who isn't in their 'friends' list. This security feature is designed for Users in India, especially women" who want more control over their information on Facebook, the company said. These latest profile security feature is touted as the successor of the Profile Picture Guard in launched nearly three years ago. These security feature will be rolled out to all users over the coming days.
What Does Facebook Profile Lock Feature Do?
Facebook company says in the lock profile feature adds an extra layer of security to the profiles on the platform. In the feature is enabled, non-friends cannot zoom in, share, or download users' full-size profile picture and cover photo.In the Similarly, old and new posts can also be not seen by non-friends if the security feature is on. The Facebook already provides several privacy options that offer similar security enhancements, these new feature its will essentially make things much easier, especially for people who find it hard to navigate plethora of privacy options on the platform.
They are committed to providing a safe platform for people to express themselves, Ankhi Das, public policy director, Facebook India said in a statement. In The deeply aware of the concerns people in India, particularly women, have about protecting their online profile. Today, They 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."
This is also important to note that once users enable the new feature, all the old public posts can only be viewed by friends. It is unclear whether non-friends will be able to send messages via Messenger if the security feature is on. The Facebook in the statement also stated that a blue badge will be added to the profile page to remind that profile is locked.
Where Can I Find Lock Profile Option?
These feature is slowly being rolled out to the users in India, however, they availability can be checked by tapping More under your Facebook name. If you spot the Lock Profile option, then it is available for you. Then Select Lock Profile and then tap Lock Your Profile again to confirm
These new profile security upgrade comes nearly three years after Facebook introduced Facebook Profile Guard. The Profile Guard, non-friends cannot enlarge a profile photo while looking at a user's profile on Facebook.