While many Network Creators want to make their social network as open and accessible as possible, we recognize that there are also those looking to create a very private environment. To do this, you can check or update the following:
- Restrict membership: Make your social network private and turn on member moderation. By making your social network private, those who aren’t members will need to join before they can see anything. If someone visits your social network and doesn’t sign in, they’ll only see your social network’s name, tagline, icon, appearance customizations (such as background or text formatting), and space to sign in or sign up. Turning on member moderation allows you or your administrators to approve a potential member’s profile before they’re able to join.
- Disable social sharing options: If social sharing options are enabled, members can like and thus share interesting content, like photos, profile pages or blogs to their Facebook Wall/News Feed. This will publish a short story based on the content being liked by them to their Facebook profile. This post may also include a preview of the content, such as a thumbnail photo or text from the shared page. Disabling these options further ensures your network’s privacy. Go to your Social Site Manager and click on the “Social Sharing” link. From this page, turn off any social sharing feature you wish to disable.