Facebook Privacy Updates and New Tools

Facebook will roll out a few privacy updates and new tools at the end of 2012. It will include easy to access Privacy Shortcuts on the top right corner of the facebook blue bar, an easier-to-use Activity Log, and a new Request and Removal tool for managing multiple photos you’re tagged in, according to the newsroom.

The Facebook updates will also include in-context reminders about how stuff you hide from timeline may still appear in news feed, search, and other places. The new changes will bring controls in context where you share, help you understand what appears where as you use Facebook, and provide tools to help you act on content you don’t like.

The updated Activity Log has new navigation enabling you to easily review your own activity, such as your likes and comments, photos of you, and posts you have been tagged in. With the Request and Removal tool, you can take action on multiple photos you are tagged in. Go to the “Photos of You” tab, select multiple photos, and ask friends to take down the shots you don’t like. The tool also lets you untag multiple photos at once.