In this divisive political climate, discussions on the ol' Facebook News Feed can get pretty heated. Before you hit "post" on that next update, it may be a good time for a refresher on how to use the Facebook Security Check features, because avoiding unpleasant comments and posts may be a simple issue of changing your privacy settings. The step-by-step Security Check was added way back in Summer 2015, so it's definitely not new; however, the guide remains useful tool for those who wish to quickly enhance their Facebook privacy or just double-check that they are only sharing posts and profile information with the people they want.
Facebook recommends "regularly checking the audience for your profile info and posts" — but without a big, glowing reminder at the top of your News Feed, it's easy to forget to take these extra steps to ensure your account is protected. However, running one of these security checks will take less than five minutes, and will leave you with a deeper understanding of the safeguards you can put in place when posting. If you want to keep that bathing suit pic from popping up on your boss' feed, this quick checkup is well worth the time.
Here's how to check your Facebook's security and make sure your posts are on point: