We’ve all been there, posting every photo of you and your friends camping, hanging out, or at a concert of your favorite band. You might not remember every person you friended or photo you posted, but Facebook remembers. It remembers everything and isn’t shy in reminding you of your past. Queue ‘Facebook Memories’...ahhhh so many memories.
But now more than ever, it’s important to curate what you’ve posted, as it could affect what a potential employer or date might think of you.
If you’re sick of cringing every time you log into Facebook, or on edge when someone pulls up an old photo or video of you, it might be time for you to do a Facebook cleanse. The first thing that probably comes to mind is to delete your account entirely and start fresh, but that’s not the only option. We’ve put together a much more civilized, and far easier way, for you to clean up your old Facebook posts.
Review your Facebook profile
First, it’s helpful to see what your profile looks like to people who aren’t connected to you as a ‘friend’. You don’t want the person you’re selling your old coffee table to on Facebook Marketplace to know Every. Single. Detail. about you when they click on your profile.
To check this, hop on your mobile device, go to your Facebook profile and click on the three dots next to ‘Add Story’ button, then click ‘View As’ with the eye icon, this will display your profile as it looks to someone who isn’t a friend. You can click around and see what the general public would see if they searched you up on Facebook.
Delete those pesky past posts
Now, for everything we do in life, there’s an easy way and a hard way. And let’s be frank, no one wants to do things the hard way — it’s just a waste of time and money. That’s where LifeBrand can come to your rescue, helping you clear out your Facebook and other social media posts quickly and easily.
You can either spend hours on end, combing through hundreds or even thousands of posts and photos you have shared in the past or, you can simply connect your Facebook account to our software and watch the magic unfold right before your eyes. In only a matter of minutes, you’ll be presented with a list of your inappropriate or potentially harmful posts that should be deleted or archived.
All these posts will be flagged for your review, then you can choose which to keep and which to delete. With our software, none of your private information is stored and it takes almost no time at all to sort through — oh yeah, and did we mention that it’s free? Cleaning up your Facebook can’t get easier than this.
Why it matters
So you might be thinking to yourself, “does it really matter what strangers see on my Facebook profile?” The short answer is, yes. As social media platforms continue to grow and evolve, more people such as hiring managers, college admissions officers, and just the everyday person are creeping on your socials. Do you want to leave a good impression or a questionable one? Well, in the end it’s completely up to you — but whoever wanted to leave a bad impression?