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This guide will guide you through your account settings, which have changed significantly since the last Lockdown guide. Your account settings allow you to add further security steps to your account to prevent unauthorised access, but also include crucial settings which can prevent any breaches of your privacy in form of adverts. It also gives you control over your applications and notifications, as well as your mobile settings.
This is gallery 3 of 5. To see more gallery guides, from profile settings to privacy settings, visit the Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide (Sept. 2011) for all the resources you need.
To begin, go to the top-right of the page and select Profile from the blue bar, then click Edit profile just underneath the blue bar.
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Your name is what appears all over your Facebook, and is also what users can type in to search for you. It is publicly 'who you are', so it's pretty important. It's best to use your real name. But not everyone may recognise it.
1. If you have an alternative name, a non-Christian name or a maiden name, you can enter it in here to make you more accessible to those who might want to get in touch.
You do not have to put it on your profile, however -- if you're running from the feds, or something to that effect.
Where you should be: Account settings > General tab.
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Your email can be used to find others in the same 'network' as your email domain, such as a corporate workplace or a school, college or university.
Be careful here. You can use many emails to access your Facebook profile, but these can automatically appear on your profile.
1. If you wish to disconnect from a network, you can remove your email address here, too. Simply hit Remove.
2. If you wish to remove your Facebook email, then you can do. This allows anyone outside of Facebook to contact you on the site.
Also, ensure that the box is not ticked to prevent others from downloading your email address if they decide to export their data from Facebook.