Privacy and Security Settings

Learn about Microsoft account privacy and Microsoft account security in this free lesson.

Understanding privacy settings

The privacy settings page is divided into groups of privacy settings, each of which can be adjusted by a green slider. Each notch on the slider represents a specific level of privacy. These levels are:

Privacy settings:

There are two main groups of privacy settings to modify:

To modify privacy settings:

  1. Locate a setting you wish to change, then click the appropriate notch on its slider.
    Screenshot of Microsoft accountModifying privacy settings for Work info
  2. When you are satisfied with your privacy settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. Your new settings will be applied.
    Screenshot of Microsoft accountSaving the privacy settings