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How to prevent sharing of posts on Facebook

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How to prevent sharing of posts on Facebook: You are subscribed to Facebook for some time now and you use the platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg to share some glimpses of your private life with your friends. You are not the only one… but for this very reason you should be more careful about your privacy. Since the personal content you post on the famous social network can potentially be viewed and shared by anyone, why don’t you change some settings and try to protect your privacy more? Doing so is very important, especially if you want to prevent other users from sharing your posts on their respective journals.

How do you say? Is the topic particularly close to your heart and would you like to deepen it? In this case, know that in the next paragraphs I will have the opportunity to illustrate you how to prevent sharing of posts on Facebook, going to act on some privacy settings that serve precisely to have greater control over the dissemination of their content on the platform.

If you’re ready to get started, I’d say don’t waste any more precious time and get to work right away. Strength and courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and wish you a big good luck for everything!

Preliminary information

Before explaining to you how to prevent sharing of posts on Facebook by acting on the posts you have published on the social network (or on those you will publish in the future), allow me to provide you with some preliminary information that you must necessarily know before proceeding in this sense.

First of all, know that, to make a Facebook post unshareable, you need to use privacy settings that allow you to do this, such as “Only me“(Which prevents anyone from viewing and sharing posts) or”Friends”(Which only allows those on your friends list to share the post in your diary). Leaving as a privacy option “All“Instead, the posts can be viewed and shared by any user registered on the social network.

When changing the privacy settings of the posts you have published on Facebook, please note that by sharing a public post on your diary, such as the one published by a page, it will not do any good to change the privacy settings relating to the latter: since it is a public content, in fact, this will continue to be visible and shareable by anyone. Understood? That said, let’s proceed!

How to prevent Facebook post sharing on Android

Facebook privacy on Android

To prevent the sharing of posts on Facebook by acting from a device Android, all you have to do is access your account from the official social network app, locate the post whose privacy settings you want to change and select one that makes it unshareable.

To proceed, then, log into your Facebook account from his official app, tap the button (≡) located at the top right and presses on your first name, so that you can go to your profile. Now, locate the post you want to prevent sharing, tap the button (…) located in the upper right corner of the same, select the item Edit privacy present in the menu that opened, select the privacy option you prefer (eg. Friends, Friends except …, Some friends in particular … or Only me) and, finally, tap the button (←) located at the top left.

If you want to change the privacy settings of the posts you will publish in the future, so as to prevent the condition from their publication, all you have to do is press on the text field What are you thinking about?, press the button (▾) located in the first drop-down menu under your name, change the privacy setting by choosing one that makes the post not shareable by everyone (eg. Friends, Friends except …, Only me, etc.) and proceed with the publication of the content. Easier than that?

To limit the visibility of posts published in the past, so as to mark them all with the privacy option Friends, presses the button (≡) located at the top right, tap on the items Settings and Privacy> Settings> Privacy Settings and select the option Limit who can see old posts present in the section Your activities. In the screen that opens, tap the button Limit past posts and, to end the operation, tap the button Limit past posts which appears below.

How to prevent Facebook post sharing on iPhone

Privacy post Facebook iPhone
You have a iPhone and would you like to know what needs to be done to prevent the sharing of posts published on Facebook? No problem: I’ll settle you immediately, also because, basically, you have to follow the same steps I suggested in previous chapter: access your Facebook account from its official app, locate the post you want to make unshareable and change its privacy settings.

Then start theFacebook app on your “iPhone by”, log in to your account (if necessary), tap the button (≡) at the bottom right and press on Your name in the screen that opens, so as to go to your profile. Then locate the post of your interest, tap the button (…) located in the upper right corner of the same and, in the menu that opens, tap on the item Edit privacy. Then select one of the privacy options that prevent you from sharing the content (eg. Friends, Friends except …, Some friends in particular … or Only me). Remember, then, to save changes made by pressing on the voice end located at the top right.

If you want to change the privacy settings regarding the posts you will publish in the future, instead, tap on the text field What are you thinking about?, press the button (▾) located in the first drop-down menu located under your name, select the privacy setting you prefer to set (eg. Friends, Only me, etc.) and publish the content. The posts you publish from now on will default to the privacy setting you just decided to use.

To limit the visibility of posts published in the past, however, tap the button (≡) which is located at the bottom right, presses on the voices Settings and Privacy> Settings> Privacy Settings, tap on the option Limit who can see old posts, tap on the item Limit past posts and confirm your intentions by pressing the button Limit past posts which appears below. By doing so, all posts published in the past will have a privacy option Friends.

How to prevent Facebook post sharing on computer

Facebook post privacy on computer

If you prefer to act from computer, perhaps because at the moment you do not have your smartphone or tablet at hand, know that it is possible to prevent the sharing of posts on Facebook in a similar way to what has been seen in the previous lines, or by acting from the privacy settings of the posts of your interest.

To proceed, then, log in to your Facebook account from his login page (or from his application for Windows 10) and click yours first name located at the top of the page, in the main Facebook bar. Then locate the post you want to make sure that it is not shared by other users, click on the button (▾) placed in the first drop-down menu located under your name and select the privacy option you want to use (eg. Friends, Friends except …, Only me, etc.).

If you want, you can also proceed in another way. After identifying the post of your interest, click on the button (…) located at the top right of the content itself, select the item Edit post in the menu that opens, click on the button (▾) located at the bottom right of the box that appears and select the privacy option you want to use (eg. Friends, Only me, etc.). Remember, then, to save your changes by clicking on the button Save.

To change the privacy settings of all posts you publish in the future, so as to make them unshareable as soon as they are published, click on the text field What are you thinking about? (on your profile) or What are you thinking about [tuo nome]? (on the main page of the Facebook feed) and, in the box that opens, click on the button (▾) located at the entry News section, select the privacy option you wish to use from now on (eg. Friends, Friends except …, Some friends in particular … or Only me), public the content via the appropriate button and that’s it.

To limit the display of past posts, so as to apply the privacy option Friends to them, go to This Page, click the button Limit past posts located within the section Your activities and confirm the operation by pressing the blue button Limit past posts in the box that appeared on the screen. Simple, right?

How to prevent the sharing of Stories on Facebook

Sharing Facebook Stories

You came to this guide with the aim of prevent the sharing of Stories on Facebook? Know that it is possible to do this too, thanks to some settings integrated in the social network. By modifying them, of course, the Stories will be viewable by everyone or by your friends (based on the privacy options you have chosen to use), but they will not be shareable. Let me explain how to proceed on both mobile and computer.

  • From smartphones and tablets – log into Facebook from its app for Android/iOS, tap the button (≡), select the items Settings and privacy> Settings> History settings, tap on the item Do you want to allow other people to share your public stories in their story? and check the option No.
  • From computer – go up This Page, log in to Facebook (if necessary), click on the link Edit placed in correspondence with the wording Sharing options and select the item No in the menu that opens. Finally, click on the link Close placed on the right and that’s it.