Facebook uses blue dinosaur to help with privacy settings

Privacy check-up and the "Zuckersaurus" set to appear to all users over next few weeks

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Facebook uses blue dinosaur to help with privacy settings Dubbed a "Zuckersaurus", the cartoon dinosaur appears on the windows that will pop up when people go through the privacy check-up process.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  September 9, 2014

Facebook is using a blue dinosaur to advise its users about how to adjust the site's privacy settings.

According to online reports, all users will see the privacy check-up over the coming weeks, it will take a few minutes and will run through the basics: who can see their posts, which apps have access to their account, and who can view their profile information.

Details on privacy check-up were first revealed in March when Facebook tested the feature with a smaller group of users, now everyone can see it.

More than three-quarters of those who had seen the dinosaur had completed the privacy check-up, Paddy Underwood, a manager on Facebook's privacy team, told the Wall Street Journal.

Dubbed a "Zuckersaurus" by tech writers, the cartoon dinosaur appears on the windows that will pop up when people go through the privacy check-up process. According to reports, the check-up was introduced following regular criticism that Facebook's privacy policy was confusing and left people unsure about how much information they were sharing and with whom.

The pop-up windows prompting people to go through the privacy check-up are set to appear from early September onwards as people post messages or images.

Users can check it out themselves by clicking the "Privacy Shortcuts" button in the top right corner of Facebook.

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