Frequently Asked Questions
yourself.online is an online service to help you manage how you look online to others. We automatically review your social media accounts and online profiles and flag any posts, photos or videos that may be potentially damaging in an easy to use dashboard. We then equip you with tools to automatically delete anything you might want to and guide you though how you can improve your online profiles.
The information you’ve shared over decades across different sites is now being used by individuals and organizations to make judgements about who you are, without your knowledge. From applying to a new job, doing business or even getting a date, it’s likely that you’ll be looked up online. It’s time to clean up those embarassing posts and photos and be your best self online.
yourself.online was founded by two ex-Google employees in 2018 who saw how consumers needed help to manage their online content. We’re now part of a company called PPLSI, who have been providing Legal, Privacy and Cybersecurity services and software to millions of North Americans for over 50 years. Unlike some free tools, we’re a paid service, and we only use your data to provide the service to you. We never the details of your scan or results with anyone.
In case you’re still concerned, we’re a team of real people sitting in offices in in the USA and UK. Feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current release has three valuable features:
Social Media Cleanup: We review your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and TikTok accounts for any posts, photos and videos that you’ve posted that may be damaging to your professional reputation. We then provide you with the tools to delete, archive and manage your old posts, photos and tweets.
Privacy Settings Management: We scan for your accounts and profiles and then guide you through changing your privacy settings on 20+ major networks and online services, ensuring you’re only sharing the data you want to share.
LinkedIn Optimization: We help you to improve your LinkedIn profile with our easy to use guides and tools that recommend what to post and who to follow in your industry.
Step 1 - Scan: yourself.online scans your social media accounts (with your permission) and publicly available online accounts that we think are related to you. We look for photos, posts, tweets and videos that may be damaging to your reputation.
Step 2 - Review: yourself.online consolidates this data in an easy to use dashboard. We analyze your information and give recommendations on the actions you should take with a score so you know where you’re at.
Step 3 - Control: yourself.online makes it easy to clean up your social media content with our automated deletion and archiving tools.
Step 4 - Empower: yourself.online helps you build the right online profile on LinkedIn to be successful and provides recommendations of what to post and who to follow.
Step 5 - Monitor: yourself.online will monitor your online accounts and let you know if there’s anything you need to take action on alongside helpful hints and tips to always look your best.
We scan your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and Tiktok looking for old posts and photos that you’ve posted that may be professionally damaging. We define this as photos that contain nudity, violence, drugs, alcohol or weapons, and text content that contains swearing, toxic comments, or highly negative sentiment. More details our philosophy in our blog post here and a full list of categories of items is here.
We’re the most comprehensive service out there. We currently scan your social media posts, tweets, photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and TikTok.
Our expert team has researched how to manage your settings and data on the following sites and platforms and our extensive walkthrough guides will walk you through the process step by step:
- Hi5 (yes, it still exists…)
We always consider the security of your data in everything we do. Our website is SSL secure encrypted, and a leading security expert has independently audited our infrastructure. We have also achieved the UK National Cyber Security Centre, Cyber Essentials certification.
We believe our service should make it easy to manage your social media and online accounts. If it doesn’t, let us know by email to email@example.com, we’ll put it right and refund your payment. Simple.
You can pay using a range of payment cards alongside Apple and Google Pay. These include Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, using our online payment partner, Stripe.
If you wish to delete your account at any time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get straight back to you. No ifs, no buts, no maybes.