In the aftermath of Facebook's Messenger controversy, the latest update for everyone's favorite social network looks like a stab at honesty. It comes in the form of a cartoon dinosaur that Facebook hopes will teach you about Facebook's privacy features.
I've covered the subject of Facebook privacy time and time again, and the one thing that always stuck out to me was Facebook's "effort shield." It's a name that I made up when I noticed that a friend complaining about Facebook's autoplaying videos.
It's really easy to turn them off - I teach you the step-by-step in this tip - but you don't want to have to hunt around for an option when you're just browsing Facebook. Privacy features are a lot more important than autoplaying videos.
This is the first time that Facebook has ever added a mandatory tutorial about privacy. Some users will be receiving notifications directly from Facebook, but you can check out Facebook's privacy dinosaur today.
Navigate to the Facebook homepage and click on the icon with the lock in front of the three bars. You should see the cartoon dinosaur that Facebook is using to teach you about safety.
After you've checked that out, I'd suggest you look at a few of these Facebook tips and secrets that keep your browsing safe and hassle-free.
- 5 Facebook settings to change now
- 10 Facebook tips and tricks you're not using
- Delete your Facebook history so it doesn't come back to haunt you