As part of the privacy push, Facebook has also begun running short education videos in users' New Feeds that teach users how to delete old posts, explain what happens to user information when an account is deleted, and show how to manage data used for Facebook ads.
"We recognize that people use Facebook to connect, but not everyone wants to share everything with everyone - including with us", wrote Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer in a blog post.
Facebook has unveiled its privacy principles months before a strict European Union data privacy law is implemented.
Facebook's decision to tighten up the social network's security comes as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect this year.
"We're also developing resources that help other organizations build privacy into their services". As massive tech companies, such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, rely on troves of consumer data to rapidly expand their operations and gain a larger influence in global society, the rules establish the importance of data privacy as a fundamental right. The videos will appear in the News Feed, he said.
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Updated, 11.12am, 29 January 2018: Commenting on the new privacy measures, Julian Saunders, CEO and founder of data management and GDPR compliance company PORT.im, said: "Facebook's announcement regarding privacy and transparency tells you one thing - they are taking GDPR very seriously".
"We know that tech companies need to do better, and that we at Facebook need to do better", Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a speech in Brussels last week.
GDPR is already shaking up the internet, and having major consequences for the whole world - not just countries in the EU.
In Europe, Facebook has been the focus of several privacy investigations by government watchdogs in recent years. "We also meet with regulators, legislators and privacy experts around the world to get input on our data practices and policies", the blog post said. The GDPR restricts what kind of data companies can use and store and what they can do with the data.
There were seven privacy principles announced by Facebook.