How Not To Publish Your Reading Activity On Facebook Social Reader

Facebook Social Reader is a timeline app that publishes information on facebook about the stories that you have read on publisher’s site like Yahoo!, Washington Post, The Guardian etc. If you are using one of them and haven’t set the privacy settings appropriately, you are unintentionally sharing your Reading Habits with your facebook friends. They will get to know what you were browsing and what you have read.  It is absolutely okay if you don’t want to hide it. But if you do not want to let people know what you have read on these sites, here is a quick trick.

If You Have Already Installed Facebook Social Reader App

Step 1: Login to your facebook account and select “Account Settings” from drop down menu on top right corner.

Step 2: Select “Apps” from left hand side menu as shown in the image below: [Click on image to enlarge]

Step 3: Click on “Edit” link next to the social reader app and select “Only Me” from drop down menu as shown in the image below: [Click on image to enlarge]

You are done and your reading activity will not be shared with your friends now.

If You Are Installing Facebook Social Reader App Now

The easiest way of all is to select the appropriate privacy settings while installing the social reader app. Select “Only Me” in drop down menu as shown below and your reading activity will not be published on your facebook timeline.


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  1. You simply set a schedule say Friday at 11 AM. Mail chimp will scan your site to see what new articles you have published since last time it sent out your email and send out all new articles.

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