How to Hide Pages You're a Fan of on Facebook
A problem that a lot of people have on Facebook is that they don't know how to hide the pages they are a fan of (or "like") from people who aren't their friends or even from people who are. Allow me to give an example situation to clarify. Say you support gay rights, but are friends with someone on Facebook who doesn't, and likes to try to press their views upon you. So one day, you become a fan of "gay rights" on Facebook and your friend immediately starts pressuring you into changing your mind. There are many other situations that could merit needing to hide your pages from someone else, but this is one of the bigger ones (or any controversial issue). Perhaps you just want to find a way to prevent people who aren't your friends from knowing you "like" cookies. It all depends on the situation, but this article will show you how to hide your fan pages from people on Facebook.
Check out some other Facebook guides:
- Friending your parents on Facebook without sacrificing privacy
- How to friend your parents without sacrificing privacy
- How to stop certain friends from writing on your Facebook wall
- How to stop certain friends from commenting on your posts
- How to appear offline to some friends but not others
To begin, log on to Facebook and click "Account" > "Privacy Settings."
Then, under "Basic Directory Information," click "view settings."
Next, look for the entry labeled "See my interests and other Pages." To the right of it is a menu. Clicking on it will allow you to choose if you want your pages visible to everyone, just friends, or specific people. If you want it visible to friends only, select that and you are done.
If you want to hide it from a specific friend (as you may in the example above), then click "edit" next to "Custom." Then, a box will pop up. In the "Hide this from" text box, type that friend's name and then save.
That's it! Now, when that friend (or a non-friend, depending on your setting) views your page, they will no longer see this:
Instead, they'll see this:
As you can see, they won't be able to see those pages. Now, make sure that when you do join a new group or "like" / become a fan of a page you don't want them to see that you delete it from your profile because the steps above don't stop them from seeing your activity. Do that by clicking the delete button next to the post saying you joined/became a fan/liked whatever. You're not "unliking it," just preventing others from seeing it.
Once you do that, you are finished! Now hopefully you won't be bothered about joining those controversial groups. And you won't have to explain to your mom why you "liked" "wet t-shirts."
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