In an attempt to make Facebook a safer online environment, a new development by the social networking giant lets users screen the pictures they have been tagged in before they appear online.
Prior to this, users had very limited control over photos of them going online. The only privacy option alloted by Facebook was allowing users to ‘Untag‘ themselves from the photo so that it would not appear on their profiles.
The upgraded de-tagging tool lets users take down photos of them from the website and even lets users report abuse or block other users. The option in not just limited to photos, but posts in which they are tagged as well.
In a statement to the Daily Mail, a Facebook spokesperson said,
“One of the top requests we’ve heard is for the ability to approve these tags before they show up on your profile, This new way of protecting your privacy is balanced against the more liberal features, which allow users to tag anyone in their posts, whether they are friends with that person or not”
With Facebook gaining massive popularity by the day, trouble makers online are finding new ways to invade people’s privacy. The new upgrade will help users be more confident about privacy the next time they log in on the network.