How to Hide Your Friends on Facebook
Hiding you friends list on Facebook is actually an option that was just reinstated with the latest release of privacy controls. Way back in the early days of Facebook, a user who wanted to hide their friend list in Facebook could simply set the friend list to "hidden" on the privacy page. But after some changes, Facebook completely got rid of that option, exposing users friends list to everyone on the internet. With their latest (but certainly not last) release of controls, Facebook once again allows you to hide your friend list. In fact, you can now hide your friend list from a select group of people as well. This article will show you a step by step guide of how to hide your Facebook friend list from everyone or just a select few.
- Add your parents on Facebook without letting them see certain items
- What your boss sees when he looks at your Facebook account and how to stop it
- Learn how to truly secure your Facebook account
- Facebook blocked at school or work? Bypass it here
First, open up your privacy settings on Facebook by clicking "Account," "Privacy Settings" at the top right. Under "Basic Directory Information," choose "view settings." On the page that appears, find the entry that says "See my friends list."
On the drop down menu, you can decide who can see your friends list. If you want it to only be visible to people you are already friends with, then set it to "Friends Only." If you want to hide it from certain people that you already are friends with but show it to others, then click "Customize." Then, in the box, you can pick and choose the people you want to see your friends list and those who can't.
Hiding your friend list is a good thing to do in terms of privacy. You may, however, want to consider making your friend list available to "Friends of Friends" so that they can find mutual connections. This makes it easier to find you when they are doing searches and will result in more friend requests for you.
Tags: how to hide your friends list, how to hide accepted friend requests, facebook friends list, facebook how to stop people seeing who you are now friends with, hide friends in facebook, how can you choose to hide your friends on facebook, how to hide friend box on facebook, how to hide some friends on facebook, how to hide the friend in facebook, how to hide your friends list on facebook
More by this Author
While I don't support hiding Facebook from your parents, I understand that some kids want to keep in touch with friends, despite their parents rules. I also know that sometimes parents make rules that they think will...
So it happened. You knew it would eventually, but you didn't expect it so soon: you got the dreaded friend request on Facebook from Mom, Dad, or even Grandma Sue. You debate for hours whether or not you should accept...
If you have that one friend on Facebook that is always leaving you weird comments, spamming your posts, or leaving just plain rude comments, it is possible to still allow them to be your friend while preventing them...