Facebook has revealed it is rolling-out changes to the site that will make it easier for social networkers to see who they are sharing content with, as well as tightening privacy around photo tagging.
Users will now see a icon and drop down menu next to every piece of content on their profile, whether it's a post, photo or video clip. By clicking this drop down menu, social networkers will be able to see just who can see this content and it can be changed with one click. The 'inline controls' as they're called by Facebook mean its simpler to adjust who sees content, as previously users had to navigate to the settings page and adjust various options from there.
"You have told us that "who can see this?" could be clearer across Facebook, so we have made changes to make this more visual and straightforward," the social network said in a blog.
"Your profile should feel like your home on the web - you should never feel like stuff appears there that you don't want, and you should never wonder who sees what's there."
The social network is also implementing profile tag review that gives social networkers the ability to preview any photos or posts they have been tagged in before they appear on your profile and visible to other users. They can subsequently approve or reject the tag.
Furthermore, Facebook has moved the View profile as button that lets a user see how their profile looks to other members of the site to the top of a profile page to make it easier to access, as well as the ability to add locations to post and change who can view a post after you've written it.
The addition of locations in posts means the social network has also decided to phase out Places – a feature available in the mobile-only versions of Facebook that lets users 'check-in'.
Facebook said these changes will start to roll out in the coming days.
"When they reach you, you'll see a prompt for a tour that walks you through these new features from your homepage," Facebook said.
"Taken together, we hope these new tools make it easier to share with exactly who you want, and that the resulting experience is a lot clearer and a lot more fun."