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How to hide the friends list on Facebook

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How to hide the friends list on Facebook: If you use the default settings of Facebook, much of the information published on your profile is rightly private and viewable only by your friends (or friends of friends), but there is one that is public and could say much more than a photo or a post: I refer to the friends list.

Well yes! By default, the list of friends on Facebook is public and can be viewed by anyone who wishes (potentially even those who are not subscribed to the platform). This means that, in theory, every person registered on the social network can connect to your profile and know who your friends are, even viewing their photos and some of their personal information: a little disturbing, isn’t it? So don’t waste any more time and find out with me how to hide the friends list on Facebook.

I guarantee you that it is a very simple procedure to complete. It requires very few taps (or very few clicks, if you use Facebook on a computer) but it can mean a lot from a privacy point of view. By obscuring your list of friends from other users, in fact, they will not be able to see who are the contacts included in the list itself (with the exception of any friends you have in common, of course). Find all the instructions you need right below. I wish you happy reading!

How to hide your Facebook friends list from Android

If you are using a device Android and you want to know how to hide the friends list on facebook, know that the operation can be carried out directly from the official app of the famous social network created by Mark Zuckerberg. Just go to the section of the app dedicated to privacy management and obscure the information regarding your friends list by activating the appropriate setting.

Start theofficial Facebook app on your device, log in to your account (if you have not already done so), tap the button (≡) located at the top right and select the item Settings and privacy, located at the bottom of the new screen that opened. In the menu that opened, then, tap on the item Settings and select the item Privacy Settings present in the section Privacy.

At this point, scroll the displayed screen and tap on the item Who can see your friends list?, located in the section How people find and contact you. Now you just have to select the option Only me present in the screen Friends list and that’s it (if you can’t see the option in question, expand the menu by tapping on the item Other or Show all). In this way, users registered on Facebook will only be able to see the names of any friends you have in common, nothing more.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to obscure your friends list to everyone, you can select the other available options to show it to only some users: Friends, to make sure that your friends can see your Facebook friends list; Specific friends, to allow only selected people to see your Facebook friends list or Friends except …, to show the list to all friends, except some selected users.

In case you want to make the list of friends public again, you will have to do the opposite. After tapping the button (≡) and went to Settings and Privacy> Settings> Privacy Settings> Who Can See Your Friends List?, select the option All, so as to allow anyone (even those who are not subscribed to Facebook) to see your list of friends.

How to hide Facebook friends list from iPhone

Hide your Facebook friends list from iPhone

You would like to know how to hide Facebook friends list from iPhone? The steps to follow in order to succeed are not so different from the ones I explained to you in chapter on Android. Even in this case, in fact, just go to the privacy settings of your account, acting directly from the Facebook app, and select the option you prefer.

To proceed, therefore, log into your Facebook account fromofficial app of the social network (if you haven’t already), click on the button (≡) at the bottom right and tap on the item Settings and privacy, which is at the bottom of the screen that has opened. Then presses on the voice Settings in the menu that appeared on the screen and select the item Privacy Settings, in the section Privacy of the new screen that is shown to you.

Now, scroll down the opened screen, locate the item Who can see your friends list?, located in the section How people find and contact you, and press on it. At this point, you simply need to select the option Only me located on the screen Friends list opened (if you cannot see the option in question, expand the menu by tapping on the item Other or Show all). By doing this, other Facebook users will no longer be able to see your friends list (they will only see any friends you have in common).

Alternatively, if you don’t want to hide your Facebook friends list from everyone, select one of the other privacy options available to show it to some categories of users: Friends, to show the list of friends only to those who are your friends on Facebook; Specific friends, to allow only some users to see the list of your Facebook friends or Friends except …, to show the list to all who are your friends on Facebook, except for some users you want to exclude.

In case of second thoughts, if you want to make your Facebook friends list public again, click on the button (≡), go to Settings and Privacy> Settings> Privacy Settings> Who Can See Your Friends List?, select the option All And that’s it.

How to hide Facebook friends list from PC

Hide Facebook friends list from PC

You want to find out how to hide the friends list on Facebook from PC, as you currently don’t have your mobile device close at hand? Don’t worry: it is possible to do this too. The steps to follow are more or less similar to those I illustrated in the previous chapters, with the difference that in this case you have to act from the browser, using the web version of Facebook.

To proceed, therefore, log into Facebook from his main page, click on the button (▾) at the top right and select the items Settings and privacy> Settings from the opened menu. In the new page that is proposed to you, click on the item Privacy located in the sidebar on the left, locate the section How people find and contact you present in the box on the right and click on the link Edit placed in correspondence with the item Who can see your friends list? located inside.

At this point, you just have to select one of the privacy options among those available in the drop-down menu that is shown to you on the screen: Only me, to not allow anyone to see your Facebook friends list; Friends, to allow only your friends to access the list; Specific friends, to allow only some friends to see your Facebook contact list and so on. If you are asked to do so, then, save your changes made by clicking on the appropriate button that appears on the screen.

In case you want to retrace your steps and make your Facebook friends list public again, log into Facebook from his home page, click on the button (▾) located at the top right, click on the items Settings and privacy> Settings> Privacy, click the link Edit placed in correspondence with the item Who can see your friends list? located inside it, select the item All from the appropriate drop-down menu e save your changesby clicking on the appropriate button (if required).