How To Hide Your Friends List On Your Facebook Profile

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Social media likes to encourage everyone to share their lives online, but some sharing is risky. For example, a scam is to look at someone’s Facebook friends list, message them as if they were you and ask them to send you money. This is why some parts of your Facebook profile need to be locked. Here’s how to hide your friends list on Facebook.

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To hide your Facebook friends list, log in to your account and go to Privacy settings. Scroll down until you see Who can see your friends list? and click the Edit button. Select your privacy setting for any of the available options, except Public.

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How to Hide Your Facebook Friends List (Desktop)

To hide your Facebook friends using a desktop computer, start by logging into your account. Then go to the Privacy settings.

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Scroll down to the How people can find and contact you section. Here you will see an option called Who can see your friends list? This is the setting you are looking for.

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Now if you click on the menu below and expand it, you will see different privacy settings for your friends list. Obviously, Public is not an option if you want to hide the list. The easiest option would be Just me. But if you’re very selective about who you make your Facebook friend with, you might want to select Friends or Specific Friends.

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Make your selection and then click the Close link to close the section. The change changes automatically and saves itself in the background.

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Clicking View As will show you what your profile will look like to someone who doesn’t meet your privacy settings. If the friends list is gone now, it has worked.

However, keep in mind that this setting is not foolproof. For example, if you share something and tag a friend, it will appear on their timeline along with your name. So any determined person can make connections between you and other people by searching for you on Facebook and browsing other people’s timelines. But that is of course infinitely more difficult and time consuming than just looking at your friends list on your own page.

How to Hide Your Facebook Friends List (Mobile)

You can also hide and lock your friends list in the mobile app. Start by tapping the menu icon at the bottom (the three horizontal lines).

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From there, go to Privacy Shortcuts->Privacy->View More Privacy Settings. Scroll down until you see Who can see your friends list?

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Now choose your privacy level for your friends list.

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