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Facebook will remove a privacy setting some people have been using, the company announced Thursday, NBC reported.

From now on, all users' Timelines will come up in name searches regardless of who is looking. The removed setting allowed users to hide their profile from appearing in name searches.

The company announced last year that everybody who was not using the setting would become visible in searches, NBC reported.

This year the small percentage of users who have it on will receive a warning explaining the removal and the setting won't go away until they click "Okay, I understand."

According to NBC, the removal doesn't put users' privacy in more risk.
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