How to Hide Friends (List) on Facebook

facebook how to hide friends How to Hide Friends (List) on Facebook Last year in February I published an article on “How to Hide Friends on Facebook”

After all those privacy changes that Facebook made in 2012 and now the new Graph Search, I think it’s time to check Facebook privacy settings. It’s very easy to control almost everything on Facebook: what others can see on your profile, what they can share with you, etc. The access to privacy settings is more user-friendly.

How to hide your Friends (list of all your friends) on Facebook:

  • 1. go to your Facebook Profile
  • 2. click on friends tab next to the “about” section


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  • 3. click on edit to be able to chance settings. You will see a pop-up box – “Who can see your friends list on your timeline?”


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  • 4. select the option you want (visibility): Public/Friends/Only Me/Custom (if you want to hide your friends from others choose “Only Me”)
  • 5. to make sure that your friends can’t see your Friend’s list (they can only see your mutual friends from your Friends’ list) go to Activity Log and select Friends on the right side bar


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  • 6. on the top of the page you can see “Who can see your friend list on your timeline?”. Make sure that it is set up the same way as you did in step #4 (Public/Friends/Only Me/Custom). Click on the lock and choose one of the options


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That’s it. Make sure to check your Facebook privacy settings from time to time.

23 comments
suesan smith
suesan smith

My friends list is also set to ONLY ME but when i view as friends they can all see it. I have deactivated my account untill it is sorted!

RyanGetz
RyanGetz

This doesnt work anymore!!! PLEASE RE-UPDATE!!.. There is no longer an edit button with a pencil just a pencil button!! and it doesnt allow you to set "who can see your friend list on your timeline" just who can see your friends.... Well i set it to only  myself and it still allows people under my restricted list to see my friends!! I have set everything to just me and still allows everyone to see my friends unless its public... then its hidden.. i  have tried all settings!!


sallykwitt
sallykwitt

Great tip with instruction.  Thanks,

Gatorsfl2
Gatorsfl2

Klaudia is the only person who got this right !!! She is awesome!

Thank you !

TerezaLitsa
TerezaLitsa

Useful information! Didn't know it, thanks!

kerijaehnig
kerijaehnig

@KlaudiaJurewicz,

This is helpful information -- Especially as we're gearing up for Facebook Graph Search, and making sure our settings are as we want them to be found (or not found).


Thank you, Klaudia.  I will share this with my social circles!


~Keri

Gatorsfl2
Gatorsfl2

@RyanGetz I agree

This is crazy !

Klaudia and I spent so much time trying to figure this out -

She is awesome ! I set everything to ONLY ME but when I do VIEW AS

people can see all my friends - I would settle for just MUTUAL and only

have those friends appear but it's not working for me..

Will keep in touch to get this resolved!

KlaudiaJurewicz
KlaudiaJurewicz moderator

@RyanGetz Thank you Ryan for your comment. I'm going to get back to this setting after I test the new look of Facebook News Feed :)

KlaudiaJurewicz
KlaudiaJurewicz moderator

@connectyou thank you Keri for your comment! You are absolutely right. The Graph Search might cause some 'issues' for some and that's why is good to check the privacy settings (just in case).

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