Simple Security Settings For Your Social Media

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Online security is no longer just good practice, it is an essential safety measure for anyone using the internet. We all know there are hackers and other threats prowling the web for your information, so, here is a list of Simple Security Settings to protect your Social Media.



Two-step verification

Login Approval is Facebook’s version of two-step verification. To enable Login Approval, go to Settings > Security > Login Approvals and enter your cellphone number. Once you’ve enabled the function, Facebook texts you a security code every time someone tries to access your account from an unknown browser.



Two-step verification

To set up two-step verification on Twitter, click the Gear icon in the top-right corner to access the Settings menu. Scroll down until you see “Account security” and check the box that says “Require a verification code when I sign in.” Before you set up two-step verification on Twitter, you must confirm your email address and add a phone number to your account.

Delete Stored Location Information

Once you’ve enabled location information on your tweets, Twitter will continue to store that location data. To delete this data, go to Account > Tweet location. Uncheck “add a location to my Tweet” and click “Delete all location information.”



Two-step verification

If you want to lower the chances of someone accessing your professional information on LinkedIn, it may be a good idea to enable two-step verification. Go to the Account & Settings tab in the top-right corner of the screen. Select “Privacy & Settings.” Click on the Account tab, then on the link that says “Manage security settings.”



Two-step verification

To set up two-step verification on your Google account, click the gear icon in the top-right corner of Gmail. Select Settings > Accounts > Change account settings and click on the link that says “Google Account settings.” In the left-hand column, click Security and select the second option: “Enabling two-step verification.”


About Author

Bridget is President of The Get Smart Web Consulting Group, a web presence and digital strategy firm with offices in San Diego County California and Collier County Florida. But more importantly she is a web, tech, and Twitter addict!