Facebook Timeline exampleWhat your share on your timeline is generally called a post. Specifically, you share:

  • Statuses – how you are feeling, or where you are.
  • Posts – text e.g. information about your choir’s next gig;
  • Photos – e.g. your choir’s recent performance, your cat looking cute, what you had for dinner;
  • Videos – e.g. your choir singing, what your cat was doing to look cute, how you cooked your dinner;
  • Links – web pages people might be interested in.

You can choose who you share it with, that is who can see it. You can decide a default “unless I choose differently” option, and change that option for any individual post. Options include “Public”, “Friends only”, “friends except”.

Those who see what you post may react with an emoticon: what Facebook calls Reactions.

  • Like (thumbs up)
  • Love (a heart)
  • Haha (a laughing face)
  • Wow (a face with eyebrows raised and eyes and mouth wide open)
  • Sad (a face with drooping mouth and a tear from one eye)
  • Angry (a face with tight lips, a furrowed brow and red on top)


Others may comment on what you share. As with posts, you can choose who may comment on your posts or who may not comment. I have a separate guide on Facebook Privacy.

Facebook Explained - Personal Profiles, Pages and Groups - coverIf you’d like to know more, you might be interested in my free guide:

Facebook Profiles, Pages and Groups – what’s the difference and why should Choir Leaders care?