If you're anything like us, you're happy knowing that your Facebook followers are the same people you know and love to share your thoughts with, aka your Facebook friends.
But did you know that you might have Facebook followers that are total strangers? Even if you're not "friends" with them on the social networking site, these folks may be able to see your Facebook posts that you'd much rather keep private. Yikes!
Luckily, there are relatively simple ways to prevent goodness-knows-who from becoming your latest Facebook followers — and even removing them from your page if they're already there.
It never hurts to remember that your Facebook followers can only see posts that are set as "Public." Did you know that every time you make a post, you have the option of setting it so that only your friends can see it?
Conveniently, that option is located right next to the "post" button. And even better? You have the option of going back to posts already made public and simply clicking the "edit" button option to make those only available for friends to see in the future.
If you want to stop anyone who's not your Facebook friend from following you ever again, click the downward arrow in the upper right-hand corner of your Facebook page.
Select "Settings" and scroll down to "Public Posts." You'll instantly see a section called "Who Can Follow Me." Though the default setting is "Public," all you have to do is click on it to change the setting to "Friends." And voila. Unwanted followers, begone!
The story was originally posted on First for Women.