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How to Clean Your Facebook Account and Profile the Easy Way to Control Your Social Media Account

Updated on September 19, 2019
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John D. Williams enjoys handicrafts including making canes and walking sticks and playing "Minecraft."

Facebook Account and Profile Cleaning Where to Begin

Cleaning your Facebook account remains an essential phase to keeping your online social status fresh by getting rid of unnecessary clutter. A clean looking Facebook says so much about you as a person! An efficient profile helps boost your social image as well as increasing your socializing potential as you disregard older irrelevant posts. A few simple tasks can help your Facebook profile stand out as a highly maintained site with useful content.

The process of cleaning your Facebook profile remains an extremely easy task to get to grips with. A tidier profile will help increasing browsing speed within the site and greater socialization with relevant news feeds from your true friends only. Enhancing your personal web-based security through successful cleaning exists as fundamental benefits of a professional Facebook clean.

Don't worry its not difficult at all to change a few settings.

Clean your Facebook profile

The Social Site does need work to work as well as it should
The Social Site does need work to work as well as it should

How to delete those old Facebook posts

A clean Facebook account is easy to achieve, you can also extend this view-point to other areas of your life too, like in the book Learn to Tidy the Japanese Way.

It’s surprising how many posts you will have made on your wall as you search through your older posts. The question remains how relevant are they today and is tee any incriminating evidence that you really shouldn’t have posted? To delete old or unwanted Facebook posts simple find the unwanted post you no longer need and right click the “x” button in the top right hand corner of the post. It’s worth bearing in mind that you’ll need to also delete any associated photos from your “Wall Profile Album” as well as the post itself. If you decide not to do this the photos will still remain for all to see, even if the Facebook post no longer exists.

Editing old or unsolicited Facebook friendships

Friendships accumulate extremely easy through regular use of the number one socialising site so with over 1,000 friends it’s going to be extremely necessary to do a little spring clean. The important of a good purge of your friendship list helps make your home news feed significant to those people you actively desire to socialise with. The steps to edit your friendships involves simply going to your “Account” in top right of screen. Select “Edit Friends” to begin your friendship purge.

How to create Facebook lists as well to help re-organise your friends

One of the great as well as often under-used features of Facebook is the organisational tool “List” option for dividing social groups. Allocating friends into certain groups will help you communicate to those groups separating work from personal, or school from university will help you socialise far more efficiently. How to create a list involves going to your “Account”, “Edit Friends” and select “Create a List name”. The next step involves adding friends from your friend’s database to your created lists in Facebook. Lists remain a simple, yet extremely important function, all at the touch of a button.

How to Removing the right hand panel in Facebook

Using an internet based script to remove the right hand side column display within Facebook will ensure your profile looks professional. Not many veteran users find the right hand section useful anymore. However ensure your script is legitimate as well as endorsed by Facebook. Illegal scripting remains a security risk.

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Make sure your privacy settings have updated

Cleaning your Facebook profile also means you’ll need to update your privacy settings. This has two main purposes. Firstly you can reduce the amount of other people’s news feeds especially those who are friends-of-friends, while increasing your online internet security simultaneously. Simply change the settings for some of your options to only notify friends, not friends-of-friends, or mutual friends.

How to manage account settings and other applications access

Through ensuring your notifications still remain relevant during your Facebook cleaning process you’ll have control of who accesses your information. Go to your Account drop-down button, select “Account Settings”, “Notifications Tab”, then scroll down to “Other Apps” and remove those notifications that remain no longer required. Updating these notifications within Facebook helps provide additional security through withdrawing third party applications from having access to your Facebook profile information. When companies change business partners over any given-time so possibly do the ethics of captured data. This is not ideal but who knows how information will be used in years to come?

An easy to follow yet streamlined cleaning of your Facebook profile helps you to have a streamlined social networking account making socialising ever more relevant to those people you wish to communicate with. The additional bonuses of updating your online privacy settings, as well as your third-party notifications, helps add to your personal security in this heightened age of cyber-crime. Staying self on-line must remain important. The fundamental advantage of a Facebook cleaning day ensures you’re safer online as well as a proficient networker.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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    • johndwilliams profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Essex England

      Yes cleaning way older unwanted posts in Facebook is a great way to give your platform a cleaner looking edge

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      balu dyanesh 

      6 years ago

      I need to update clean remove old mage posts..

    • johndwilliams profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Essex England

      Thanks Kash for the feedback hope it makes life easier and more streamlined for those Facebook users - cheers John

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      Thomas Silvia 

      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi John thanks for all this great and useful information , I'm sure it will help a lot of people on facebook that don't know how to do this .

    • johndwilliams profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Essex England

      Thanks Seeker,

      Glad you enjoyed the Hub - I am still trying to diversify between using it for social activities rather than pure business sense - but its good to find old friends from the past! Thanks again John

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      9 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Really good hub and very useful. Facebook is still pretty much a mystery to me, so your hub has been great for clarifying quite a lot. Many thanks for sharing.


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