How to hide Facebook friends from mobile: The other day, while you were “sprawling” on the sofa at home with your smartphone, you ended up going to “peek” the Facebook profile of an acquaintance and trying to take a look at the related friends list you realized that I was unable to view it. There and then you were a bit confused, convinced that you did something wrong, but after doing a quick search on the Internet you were able to ascertain that it is instead a feature of the social network.
Interested in this in turn, you then searched the Facebook settings, hoping to be able to find the right option. However, if you are here now and you are reading these lines, it seems clear to me that you have not yet succeeded in your intent, at least not acting as a mobile. How do you say? This is exactly how things are and you would like to understand how to hide friends on facebook from mobile? I’ll settle you immediately. If you dedicate a few minutes of your precious time to me, I can in fact provide you with all the explanations you need.
The procedure to start, I’ll tell you immediately, is quite simple, whether you are using an Android smartphone or an iPhone. It only takes you a few minutes and that’s it. Obviously, to do this it is essential that your device is connected to the Internet. But now just chat and let’s move on to the actual action. I wish you, as usual, good reading and I wish you a great, indeed a great good luck for everything.
Hide friends on Facebook from Android
You are using a smartphone Android and would you like to be able to figure out how to go about hiding friends on Facebook from your mobile? Then, first of all, grab your device, unlock it, access the screen where there are the icons of all the applications and tap on that of Facebook (the one with the blue background and the white “f” printed on it).
Now that you see the main screen of the social network, press the button with the three lines horizontally which is at the top right, select the item Settings and privacy is that Settings from the expanding menu. Choose the option Only me (if you can’t see it, press first on Show all / See more) and it’s done.
If you want to prevent your friends list from becoming totally invisible, choose the option instead Friends so that your friends can continue to see it or Specific friends to indicate a group of specific users from the list that appears. You can also make the friends list visible to everyone except certain people by tapping on Friends except … and indicating the names of the users to be excluded.
Clearly, if and when you want, you can make the friends list public again or select an option other than the previous one by putting the above instructions into practice again and choosing from the menu Who can see your friends list? the option All (this is the default) or something else.
Hide Facebook friends from iPhone
Do you own a iPhone and are you interested in figuring out how to hide friends on Facebook from your mobile? I “enlighten” you immediately. To succeed in your intent, the first step you must take is to grab your iDevice, unlock it, access the home screen and tap on the icon of theFacebook app (the blue one with the white “f” on it).
Once the main screen of the social network is displayed, press the button with the three lines horizontally located at the bottom right and select the item Settings and privacy. From the menu that opens, choose Settings.
In the new screen that you see appear at this point, press on the item Privacy Settings that you find attached to the section Privacy, scroll the displayed screen and step on the item Who can see your friends list? that you find attached to the section How people find and count you ….
Now, select the option Only me (if it is not visible, press on first Show all) and presses on arrow which is at the top left to ensure that the changes made are actually applied.
If you do not want to make your friends list completely invisible but you want to make sure that it can only be consulted by your friends or only by specific users, select, in the first case, the option Friends, while in the second case you choose Specific friends, indicate the friends you want to enable to view from the list that appears and press on end top right.
Do you want to make your friends list visible to everyone but specific people? This can also be done. To do this, select the option Friends except …, indicate the people to whom you do not want to make your friends list visible from the list that appears and presses on end at the top right, so that the changes are applied.
Obviously, if you want you can always and in any case retrace your steps by making the friends list public again (this is the default setting) or by choosing an option other than the one selected previously, there is no limitation. To do this, simply follow the instructions above again and select from the menu Who can see your friends list? the option All or whatever you prefer.
Hide friends on Facebook from mobile browser
You have not downloaded the official social network app for your Android smartphone or iPhone and would you like to know if it is possible to hide friends on Facebook from your mobile, however, using the browser? The answer is yes. Let’s see immediately how to do this, both by using the mobile version of the Facebook site and by enabling the desktop mode.
Facebook site for smartphones
To be able to hide friends on Facebook from the mobile using the display for mobile devices of the website of the famous social network, the first step you must take is to start the browser you generally use to surf the net from your smartphone (eg. Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS) and connect to the home page of the mobile version of the site.
Then log in to your Facebook account (if necessary) by typing your e-mail address and password and then press the button with the three lines horizontally which is at the top right and choose, from the new screen displayed, the item Settings and privacy. Then tap on the wording Settings from the menu that opened.
Now, select the wording Privacy Settings that you find attached to the section Privacy, locate the item Who can see your friends list? that you find in the section Who can see my content and press on it. Finally, select the option Only me and your friends list will instantly become invisible to others.
Alternatively, you can choose, even in this case, to make the friends list visible only to your friends on Facebook, only your closest friends, to those who live in your area, etc. simply by selecting the option you prefer from those available (If you can’t see all the options press on first Show all).
If you then have second thoughts, you can retrace your steps by going back to the section Settings and privacy of the Facebook menu, by pressing on Settings, on Privacy Settings come on Who can see your friends list? and selecting All (this is the default setting) or in any case a different option from the one previously set.
Facebook site for computers
Now let’s see how to proceed by enabling the desktop site view Facebook, i.e. the one you can access when you connect to the social network from your computer. To begin with, start the browser you usually use to surf the net from your mobile phone (eg. Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS) and connected to the home page of the version of the site for PC and Mac.
Now you have to request the display of Facebook in the desktop version. To do this, press the button […] (on Android) or the icon of the sharing (on iOS) and select the item Request desktop site from the menu that appears. Once the Facebook home is displayed, fill in the fields at the top right with your e-mail address and password to log into your account (if necessary).
Now, tap the button with the down arrow that you find at the top right and choose, from the menu that opens, the item Settings. Then select the wording Privacy attached to the left alteral bar and tap on the item Who can see your friends list? that you find on the right, corresponding to the section How people find and contact you.
Then choose from the drop-down menu that you see the option appear Only me and your Facebook friends list will become invisible instantly. It was simple, wasn’t it?
Alternatively, you can choose to make your friends list visible only to friends (Friends) or to customized user groups, by selecting the item Personalized from the menu and filling in the field Share with with the names of the people you want to make it accessible to or that Don’t share with with the names of the people for whom you want it to be invisible. Finally, save changes by clicking on Save Changes.
If you have to think again, you can retrace your steps at any time, by going back to the section dedicated to the management of the privacy of the Facebook settings as seen above and choosing All (default setting) from the drop-down menu relating to the visibility of the friends list or in any case an option different from the one selected previously.
In case of doubts or problems
Did you carefully follow my instructions on how to hide friends on Facebook from your mobile but some problem has arisen or is there something that is not very clear to you yet? Given the situation, the best advice I can give you is to take a look at the service center of the social network and try to see if in this way you can dispel your doubts.
Therefore, proceed to connect to the home page of the help center for mobile devices and type in the keyword related to your question (eg. friends) in the search bar at the top, then select the relevant suggestion from those that appear and consult the relevant help page.
You can also try to see if among the articles you find in correspondence with the section Popular topics, visible by scrolling the page, there is something suitable for your situation.
In addition to the way I have just indicated, you can access the Help Center through the social network app for Android and iOS. To do this, tap the button with the three lines horizontally on the main screen and go to Service and Support> Help Center.
If you think you need more information on what to do, you can refer to my post specifically dedicated to how to contact Facebook.