With the new timeline being forced upon everybody, Facebook has suddenly decided that all your old posts since account creation will become public. They failed to mention that fact to the general public.
Follow these steps to hide your information and media from the general public:
- Go to “Privacy Settings” found in the drop down menu when you click on the small arrow in the upper right hand of your screen.
- In the “Limit the Audience for Past Posts”, click “Manage Past Post Visibility“
- Click the “Limit Old Posts” button.
There! Now you have you privacy set so only your friends can see all your old posts. Your other option is to manually hide each and every post ever published from your profile.
Thank you facebook for making all our lives harder.