Friday, July 30, 2010

So you can scrap as private in Orkut!

Victor Ribeiro, (orkut product management director) Say's

A few weeks ago we launched some changes to scraps on orkut, but we heard your comments and went back to the drawing board. We've finished our homework, and here you can see what we created:

Want to keep something in secret?
Now you can choose to send a private scrap to a friend. On the new orkut, before posting a scrap, just change its visibility to "private", and that scrap will remain visible only to you and the person receiving the scrap, so it stays completely secret.

If you don't change the default options, your scraps will have exactly the same behavior as before, so there's nothing to worry about, things only change if that's what you want.

Privacy labels
We take privacy very seriously, and that's why we're making it absolutely clear who else can see the content you're looking at on orkut. Every scrap (as well as photos, videos, etc) will now have a privacy label, so you can easily tell who else can see it. These are exactly the same as the privacy levels that we already had on photos: private, friends and public.

Still curious? Then visit this page about Private Scraps to learn more! We hope you really enjoy this feature, and don't forget to share your feedback with us. We have many other cool launches coming out soon, so stay tuned for updates.

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