What's considered public information?

Anything that is available to a public audience is considered public information.

Things you share on your profile

Your name, gender, username, user ID (account number), profile picture, cover photo and networks (if you choose to add these) are available to anyone since they help you connect with your friends and family:
  • Your name, profile picture and cover photo help people recognize you
  • Gender helps us describe you (ex: "Add her as a friend")
  • Listing your networks (ex: school, workplace) allows others to find you more easily
  • Username and user ID (ex: your account number) are in the URL of your profile

Other things you share

In addition, anything you choose to share with a public audience (designated by Public in your audience selector) is considered public information. Learn more about using the audience selector to control who you share with each time you post to Facebook.

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