Facebook has come up with some improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. The main change is moving most of your controls from a settings page to being inline, right next to the posts, photos and tags they affect. The new profile at a quick glance gives a summary of who you are right at the top of your profile. Recently tagged photos and friends can see what you’ve been up to lately. There is more room to highlight friendships – teammates, co-workers etc. It helps break information into tabs by type. The Info tab shows information about you that doesn’t change frequently. The Photos tab shows photos of you as well as your albums. The Boxes tab features all of your existing application boxes. You’re also able to add tabs for your favorite applications. The Wall tab displays most recent and relevant information both about you and by you.
The Wall now shows the most recent information in the form of posts of stories about you. You can use the Wall as a way to give your friends the full story of what’s happening with you. The Publisher enables you to publish content – photos, notes, current status directly to your Wall.
Some more changes just round the corner:
Inline Profile view
Content on a profile will appear next to an icon and a drop-down menu. This inline menu lets you know who can see this part of your profile.
You now have the option to approve or reject any photo or post you are tagged in before it’s visible to anyone else on your profile. In addition you can also tag a page that you liked as well as people not on your friend list as against the earlier option where you could only tag people you were friends with.
View profile tab
This changes the location of the profile tab from the top to the right hand side.
You can control who can see your posts at the time you share them. The control for who can see each post will be right inline.
You would be able to change who can see any post after the update.
Now you can add location to anything.
This was a guest post by Catherine Jones who writes for toyotaplace.com. She enjoys content and writing about the social sphere.