Facebook posted all the messages you’ve ever received (pre-2010) all onto your timeline. Yes, even PRIVATE ones. If you click on the year on the right-hand side of your timeline (yes, every year leading up to 2010) a box called FRIENDS will show up on the right of the feed, and in the top right corner of that box, you can hover and find a pencil.. click it and select “hide from timeline”… do this for every year
This is actually true!!!
- Facebook just made your private messages public – here’s what to do (macleans.ca)
- Private Facebook Messages Are Showing Up On Some Users’ Public Timelines – Turns Out They Actually Were Wall Posts* (FB) (businessinsider.com)
- Facebook reveals users’ personal messages on public timeline (rawstory.com)
- Facebook May Be Publishing Your Old Private Messages On Your Timeline Or You May Just Have Been Lamer Than You Remember [Privacy] (gawker.com)