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Facebook users in India can now lock profiles from non-friends

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Facebook users in India can now lock profiles from non-friends 1

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Thursday launched a new safety feature in India that will allow users, especially women, to lock their profiles from non-friends.

The ability to lock the profile is especially designed for women who want more control over their Facebook experience.

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“We are deeply aware of the concerns people in India, particularly women, have about protecting their online profile. Today, we are announcing a new feature which, in one easy step, will give people a lot more control, ensure their privacy and keep them safe and secure online,” Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, Facebook India, said in a statement.

Locking profile enables users to apply multiple existing privacy settings plus several new features to their Facebook profile.

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To enable the feature, a user has to tap ‘More’ under their name on Facebook profile then select ‘Lock Profile’ and tap again to confirm.

Onece profile is locked non-friends cannot zoom into, share or download user’s full-size profile picture and cover photo as well as non-friends cannot see photos and posts on locked account timeline (both historic and new).

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–IANS

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