24 November 2017

How to browse anonymously on LinkedIn

Whenever you view a LinkedIn profile that person is notified that their profile has been viewed and who has viewed it.  You can hide those details by changing your profile to browse in ‘Private mode’.    

1. Log into your LinkedIn account

2. Click on Me at the top the screen

3. Click on Settings & Privacy

4. There are three sections of settings with links to each across your screen – click on Privacy 

5. Select change next to Profile viewing options

6. Click in the circle under Private mode

29 August 2017

How to add another name to your Facebook profile

As well as the name you are usually known by, you can add another name below your Facebook profile to help others to find you on Facebook.  This could be your maiden name, a nickname or a previous name you used.

1.     Click on your name on the blue band at the top of your Facebook screen, this takes you to your Timeline
2.     Select About, under your cover photo
3.     In the left pane, select Details About You

4.     Click on + Add a nickname, a birth name…
5.     Under Name Type, select what type of name you want to add
6.     In the Name field, type in the name you want to add
7.     Click in the box next to Show at top of profile to have the name appear under your usual name

8.     Save Changes
9.  The other name will appear in brackets under your usual Facebook profile name.