Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy: Stop search engines linking to your timeline

By default, Facebook allows search engines like Google or Bing to index your public timeline. This allows people to search you out even if they are not on Facebook. While they won’t be able to access your profile, you might not want to let your timeline be viewed on search engines.

But, Facebook allows you stop search engines from accessing your timeline. Here is how you go about blocking them.

Access the Facebook Privacy Settings via the drop down and hit “See more settings”.

Facebook Privacy settings

You’ll be lead to theĀ Privacy Settings and Tools page.

Facebook Privacy Settings

Hit Edit on the last option as per the screenshot above and uncheck the tick box titled “Let other search engines link to your timeline”.

Facebook - Stop search engines

It will take a few weeks for the search engines to stop showing links to your timeline when people search for you.

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