At the risk of being a party pooper in today’s rehabilitation of Facebook’s privacy image, I’d like to ask:
Why can’t you see and adjust your privacy settings in the Facebook mobile app?
I hadn’t noticed this until I updated my iPhone app (3.1.1) to check out their new location-based services. As far as I can tell, there’s nothing at all about privacy in the mobile app (or in the settings), not even a link to open your privacy settings in the mobile browser.
Over 150 million people access Facebook via mobile apps, no doubt for many it is their exclusive or primary mode of access. (You can even set up a new account directly through the app.) You would think native privacy settings would be a baseline product requirement for Facebook mobile apps.
It’s not too hard to do — a company called Mobile Distortion has a nice looking step-by-step free app to manage your Facebook privacy settings. Not as elegant perhaps as Reclaim Privacy on your computer, but useful nonetheless.
This seems like a big omission. Am I missing something?