Facebook lets you control a number of privacy settings for your profile. You can decide who’s able to see your posts, and what types of your content these other users are able to access. However, no matter how well you safeguard yourself, your profile still exists and is relatively easy to find in cyberspace. However, according to a new report, the site may soon offer the option for you to have a completely private profile.
The new feature was discovered by developer Devesh Logendran while he was digging through the Facebook for Android beta. According to a screenshot of the alleged feature, it would allow users to “create a profile to share with your best friends.” However, the “Create a Private Profile” button doesn’t work, so this tool may just be an idea for now. Indeed, many of these beta functions never get off the ground at all.
While it may never go anywhere, this is an interesting and potentially helpful idea for users concerned with privacy. At the very least, Facebook seems to recognize that not all your friends on the site are “friends” in the true sense of the word. Maintaining multiple profiles would probably end up being more trouble than its worth, but at least Facebook is considering more ways to give users control over their digital privacy.