How do I control who can read my journal entries?
When you post an entry, you can choose a security setting which controls who can see your entries. Your entry security can be Public
(visible to everyone who reads your journal), Friends-only
(visible only to people on your Friends list), Private
(visible only to you), or Custom
(visible only to members of the custom friends groups you choose).
When you are logged into
your account, you will always be able to see your own entries on your journal, no matter what security setting you use.
Using Security Levels
When you update your journal, select a security level from the "Security" drop-down list. You may also be interested in setting the minimum security level for your journal.
Other methods of updating your journal (such as mobile posting and voice posting) have different ways to set the security level for a new entry. Additionally, many downloadable clients allow you to set and edit entry security levels. For information on a specific client, consult its documentation or its menu options.
Display of Security Levels
Many styles use two security level icons to indicate the security of an entry:
- Friends-only or Custom entries are depicted with a lock:
- Private entries with an eye:
However, some styles use different icons or text labels.
January 13th, 2008 (jimmy)
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