Facebook Refines Privacy Settings, Seemingly In Response To Google+

Facebook has taken steps to make it easier to pinpoint which people can see things you post. Rather than forcing you to juggle settings on your profile, the site displays the groups who can view each individual post in a drop-down menu next to it. The move seems geared to match a similar setup on Google+.

As the Facebook Blog states, “you should never feel like stuff appears there that you don’t want, and you should never wonder who sees what’s there.”

Facebook now more easily lets you toggle posts between levels of access, limiting items to “friends,” “friends of friends” or custom-designed lists of particular people. There’s also the option to let your posts and pictures be “public.”

What do you think of Facebook’s new privacy refinements?

Making It Easier to Share With Who You Want [Facebook Blog via Slashdot]