FB - private emails showing on timeline

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  1. Hrhpd

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    can someone go over again how to hide from your timeline as I cannot find how many posted anywhere.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. luvmy3

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    That is not cool. I just checked and sure enough there are private messages showing up. I know they weren't posted on my wall before, they were sent as messages.
     
  4. SaraJayne

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    In doing a little more digging, I've discovered it is showing up on some profiles and not others. :confused3

    So why some and not others? Or I guess the real question should be, why are they showing at all? :rolleyes2
     
  5. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    When you go to your profile page, it will show to the right the dates 2012, 2011, etc and when you click on that year, on the right of your profile, it will show a box with all of your wall posts for that year.

    Hover your mouse to the upper right of that box and a pencil will appear. Click on that pencil and it will show "hide from timeline". :)
     
  6. LauraEadon

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    I don't have Facebook anymore as of a month ago. Not looking back!!! My mother calls me for every technical problem, recently this. I thought she was nuts. Oops. Guess I'll have to go over there to look into it for her.
     
  7. luvmy3

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    I don't use FB often, in fact I'm rarely on it. I wonder if this is their way of trying to get me to log in and use it.
     
  8. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    I can't find any on my timeline.
     
  9. StephMK

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    I know, I checked on my friends too. The one I was particularly worried about either deleted them before this change or they don't show *whew* Really did not want those as open reading.

    I don't know why some and not others. I wonder if others had deleted their messages or maybe some settings are different than others?
     
  10. happygirl

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    I just checked again to make sure. Nothing it must have privacy settings
     
  11. RhondaL

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    I couldn't find any of mine either. I went and deleted all my messages, so will that eliminate them showing up on my timeline?
     
  12. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    It's not privacy settings, they've just done it to some people but not others. I thought it was an Internet rumor, but nope, it's true.
     
  13. Ceila

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    OK, I discovered that I did indeed have PMs posted as timeline posts. They definitely were not wall posts. Nothing bad, but it makes me mad that they allowed this to happen. Thank you to SaraJayne for posting the solution.
     
  14. tink_n_pooh

    tink_n_pooh <font color=darkorchid>my TP isn't going anywhere.

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    This has been all over the news recently (I believe it started with some people in France?) and according to many news sources facebook support has investigated each report it has received of private messages showing up on the timeline and has been able to confirm that the messages which are seen are in fact just old wall posts

    Here is just one of the many, many articles on this matter

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/25/tech/social-media/facebook-private-messages/index.html

    If you really feel that your private messages are showing up on your wall I suggest that you contact facebook technical support with the messages in question
     
  15. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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  16. SaraJayne

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    Facebook is lying. Shocker, I know.
     
  17. Kellydelly

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    I have to disagree. I just looked over my account and did find private messages in my timeline. Thankfully they were not any that would get me in trouble :blush:. They were from the first couple months I had my account. Definately not wall posts.
     
  18. fairestoneofall

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    i had PMs showing up on my timeline as well.

    FB can say whatever they want to say. i KNOW what was there.
     
  19. StephMK

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao: Yeah, if I didn't keep in touch w/family & long lost friends through FB, I'd close it.

    Yes, I have read the articles but have also read posts under the articles where others have confirmed that emails show as wall posts. I will let FB tech support know but not sure if I can re-show what I hid already.


    Exactly. One of my "wall posts" actual emails was an exchange between me and a crazy ex. I never friended him, we only had a 3 email exchange so I KNOW it would be impossible for him to have posted on my wall. He was never my friend at any time.
     
  20. crz4mm2

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    I deleted all my pms... Hope that takes care of things.
    I hate pms. THere is always the potential for misuse....
     

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