Facebook has introduced a new set of privacy options with its Publisher tool, i.e. the box at the top of your profile which you use to post content and status updates, links, photos and videos. Now users can choose and audience for every nugget of content that they share online, right at the very moment when they are sharing it.
The possible options provided by the publisher are:
- Everyone: This option allows you to share your content with anyone, on or off, of Facebook.
- Friends of Friends: This option allows you to share your content with people who are friends with a friend of yours.
- Friends: This option allows you to share your content with your friends.
- Custom: This is an advanced option that allows you to create custom lists and then share you content with people included in those lists, so you could for example create an inner circle of friends, or family list and create certain content with only these circles.
The new publisher options were launched in June, but are now available to the general public. You will get an introduction message, when you will try to post something on your profile for the first time.
The video embedded below provides an overview of these enhanced controls: