With the recent and ongoing Facebook privacy debacle, users privacy has been a hot topic recently, especially after Steam locked of some user data to the public. Today GOG has announced they will be adding user profiles to GOG soon which means there will be new privacy setting to deal with.
In advance of the user profiles going live, three new privacy settings have been added to accounts from today. The post from the GOG team explains what’s happening and what you need to check.
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We will be introducing user profiles very, very soon. But I won’t be revealing any details of the feature, as we want you guys to experience it first-hand rather than reading some PR bla-bla. Before it all goes live and will be available for you, we need to deal with all the formalities – launching profiles means adding new privacy settings on our end. We want to give you a heads-up, and that’s why today we’ve introduced the three new privacy settings on your GOG account, all connected to the profiles.
As with all privacy settings, you will find the three new options on your account, under „Orders & Settings” in the Privacy tab. These settings allow you to set visibility for your profile summary (including your recent activity and recently active friends), your games on the profile and your friends on the profile – you can set them to „everyone”, „friends only”, or „only me”. The default settings are – „everyone” for your profile, and „friends only” for both your games and your friends. If you want, you can change those settings already, before we launch with profiles, and of course you can change those settings anytime you want.
Hope you’ll enjoy this new feature when it comes to GOG, and expect an official announcement very soon!