Protecting Yourself with Facebook Hashtags

facebook-logoFacebook hashtags are now here and one thing that many people are concerned about is privacy and safety.

Hashtags make topics and words clickable and searchable in your timeline. This means that more people will see your posts when you use hashtags in them. First made popular by Twitter, hashtags are now also used on Google+ and Instagram.

While hashtags make you and your posts easier to find, some people worry that others will find things they don’t want them to. You shouldn’t worry too much unless you make a lot of your posts public. However, we’ll go over all you need to know about protecting yourself with Facebook hashtags.

This is where knowledge of your social networks will really come in handy. When it comes to Facebook, knowing how to work their privacy settings is really important. If a post is set to public, remember that anyone can read it and the comments on it.

If it is set to friends, then all of your friends will be able to see that post.

Protecting Your Security with Facebook Hashtags

So now let’s take a look at security when it comes to Facebook hashtags. The first and most important thing to know is that adding a hashtag will NOT change the privacy settings of your post. So if your post is set to friends-only or to a private list, only those friends or members of that list will be able to see it, no matter what hashtags you use.

If you want to make a post and have it be searchable and available to everyone, you will need to make it public. You might choose to do this on promotional posts or other posts that you don’t mind strangers seeing. But an important thing to keep in mind is that Facebook by default will choose your last post setting for all future posts unless you manually change it again.

So if you make a public status message using hashtags and select it to be public, then later share a photo of your baby and don’t change your settings, Facebook will also make your baby photo public. So just be aware of what settings each post has to maintain control of your privacy.

Using Hashtags to Get More Likes

You know that you can buy Facebook likes and we can help you with that.  But now you can also use Facebook hashtags as another tool in your arsenal to get more traffic to your Facebook and more likes to your page and posts. When you choose to use hashtags in your public posts, you increase who will see it which also increases your chances of getting more likes and views.

Do you have any questions about the new hashtags or privacy issues on Facebook?