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How to split friends on Facebook

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How to split friends on Facebook: It’s always the same story every time: before posting new content on Facebook, you are forced to manually set its visibility by excluding friends to whom you do not intend to show what you post. Let me tell you: in doing so you waste precious time on an operation which, on the other hand, would require a few seconds of time. Yes, you read that right! There is a solution that allows you to publish your content on Facebook quickly, without sacrificing your privacy: it is the friend lists.

With Facebook friend lists, you can divide up the people added to your friends both to quickly view their content and to adjust the privacy settings of the content you share. Furthermore, using some lists created by the famous social network, you can receive a notification for each new publication of your closest friends and of whom you are interested in following the “movements” and automatically hide your new content from the people of your interest without deleting them from the your friendships.

If you agree, let’s not waste any more precious time and get to the heart of the matter immediately. Make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and let me explain in detail how to split friends on Facebook. By carefully reading the next paragraphs and trying to put into practice the “tips” I am about to give you, I assure you that, in no time at all, you will be able to create all the lists of friends you want and divide your contacts on Facebook as best you can. believe. All that’s left for me is to wish you good reading and a big good luck for everything!

Preliminary operations

Before going into the details of this guide and explaining yourself how to split friends on Facebook, it will be useful to know that to succeed in your intent you will have to use the friend lists. the latter differ between smart lists, which are automatically created by the social network, and custom lists, which can be created without any limit by users according to their needs.

The smart lists created by Facebook already have predefined privacy settings, useful for dividing friends based on the content you intend to share with them.

  • Closer friends– People added to this list will see all of your content. Furthermore, in turn, you will not only see their content, but you will also receive a notification for each new publication. If you want, you can disable these notifications by clicking on the icon arrow pointing down visible at the top right, by selecting the item Settings and clicking on the option Notifications present in the sidebar on the left. In the new open page, then presses the button Edit related to the option On Facebook, locate the item Activities of close friends and select the option Never through the appropriate drop-down menu.
  • Acquaintances: in this list you can add friends with whom you want to share less content. In fact, when publishing new content, you can exclude people added to the list Acquaintances via the publications options. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to limit a person on Facebook.
  • With restrictions: This list is intended for people you have added to your Facebook friends but with whom you do not intend to share any content. The friends included in this list will be able to view your content only when the latter have visibility All.

As mentioned above, you can also create customized lists to be used simply to group your friends or to share the content you post exclusively with the people of your interest, without having to select, each time, the contacts to exclude.

To understand better, let’s take a practical example: if you want to share photos taken during a business dinner and you want them to be viewed exclusively by your colleagues, you can create a list called “Work colleagues” and add the people who work with you. When publishing the photos, however, to set the visibility of the photos by selecting each person of your interest, you can simply select the “Business colleagues” list.

To create a new list, connect to Facebook main page from a computer (currently it is not possible to create lists of friends from the Facebook mobile app) and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account by entering your data in the fields Email or phone And Password and pressing the button Log in. If you’re having trouble, my guide on how to log into Facebook might be helpful.

Now, click on the items Friends list present in the sidebar on the left to view the complete list of both the lists generated automatically by Facebook and those created by you. To create a new one, all you have to do is click on the button Create a list above, enter its name in the field List name and type the name of the friends to add to the list in question in the field Members. Once you have completed the customization of your list, press the button Create And that’s it. To learn more, I leave you to my guide on how to create lists of friends on Facebook.

Share friends on Facebook from computer

Once you have created a new list, you are ready for share friends on Facebook from computer. As previously indicated in the procedure for creating a new list, you can add the people of your interest when creating the list by entering their name in the field Members.

If, on the other hand, your intention is to also use smart lists or modify already created lists, all you have to do is access the section Friends list (the screen with the list of all the available lists) and select the list of your interest by clicking on its first name.

In the new open page, press the button Add friends to the list, make sure the option is selected at the top Friends and choose the people you want to add to the list in question. To find a person quickly, you can write their first and last name in the field Near at the top right and click on photo of the friend of your interest. After selecting all the contacts you want to add to the list, press the button end And that’s it.

If you don’t see the button Add friends to the list, locate the box In this list at the top right and click on the item Show all. In the new screen that appears, select the option Friends using the drop-down menu In this list, enter the name of the people you want to add to the list in the field Near, click on them photo and presses the button end. Alternatively, in the box In this list, type the first name of the person of your interest in the field Add friends to this list and select the people to add from the menu that appears.

In addition to the procedures I have just indicated, it will be useful to know that you can also divide friends into lists from their profile page. Then enter the name of the friend of your interest in the field Near at the top and, in the search results, click on the profile of the latter to access its dashboard. Now, click the button Friends, choose the item Add to another list from the menu that appears and select the list (or lists) in which to add the friend in question.

If you are wondering if it is possible to edit an already created list, the answer is yes. To do this, go to the section Friends list, click on the list of your interest and, in the new open page, press the button Manage list. Then select the option Rename list to change its name while choosing the item Edit list you can add or remove friends from the selected list.

If, on the other hand, you want to delete a list, click on the item Friends list, pause with the mouse pointer on the name of the list of your interest, click on the icon gear wheel and select the item Delete list from the menu that appears. It will be useful to know that it is not possible to delete smart lists created by Facebook, however you can choose to archive them by clicking on the icon of gear wheel and selecting the option Archive list. To find out more, I leave you to my tutorial on how to delete friends list on Facebook.

Share friends on Facebook from smartphones and tablets

If you don’t have a computer, you need to know that you can share friends on Facebook from smartphones and tablets. In this case, however, it is not possible to create new lists or using the social network application for devices Android And iOS nor by proceeding from the browser, it is allowed to add friends only to previously created lists or smart lists.

To add a friend to a list on Facebook, start the social network application by tapping on his icon (the White “F” on a blue background) on the home screen of your device. If the latter is not yet installed on your smartphone or tablet, you can read my guide on how to download the Facebook application.

After logging into your account, write the first name of the person to add to the list of your interest in the field Near at the top, select the friend in question in the search results and tap his first name. On his profile screen, tap on the item Friends, select the item Edit friend lists from the menu that appears and put the check mark next to the list (or lists) in which you want to add it. Press the button end And that’s it.

If you’re wondering if it’s possible to add multiple friends to a list at the same time, I’m sorry to tell you the answer is no. In fact, at the time of writing this guide, the only solution available to you is the one I just indicated: if you have more friends to add to the same list, you will have to repeat the procedure for each individual person.