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FACEBOOK: Everyone will be findable when Facebook drops old privacy setting

Facebook is getting rid of a privacy feature that let users limit who can find them on the social network.

Facebook Inc released a statement Thursday saying it was removing a setting that controls whether users could be found when people type their name into the website’s search bar.

The company warned about the change last year.

Facebook says only a single-digit percentage of the nearly 1.2 billion people on its network were using the setting.

Those still using the feature will be reminded about the switch in upcoming weeks.

The change comes as Facebook is building out its search feature, which people often use to find people they know — or want to know — on the site.

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