How to Hide Your Friends List on Your Profile

Hiding your friends list on Facebook

Last updated September 20th, 2013 at 05:49 pm

This is a strange world where you will find people with different thoughts and opinions. While all of us are spending a lot of time in the online world, it is obvious that we want to learn more about this empire we live in. Just like real world, there will be certain things that you would like to make visible to other people and certain things that you would want to hide. Well, in real world we don’t usually hide our friends from other people or strangers when it is about Facebook; it is always a good option to have some privacy. Many of my friends have asked me how they can hide their friends list on Facebook.

Hiding your friends list on Facebook
Hiding your friends list on Facebook

I know that I could explain to everyone about hiding the friends list but that will consume a lot of time and of course, I don’t have enough time and patience to deal with everyone while teaching them how they can hide their friends list on Facebook. So, the only solution that I could think of was to write a blog post about this matter. I will try to keep this blog post quite simple and easy to understand so everyone can learn how they can hide their friends list on Facebook and do some other things with the list as well.
Many of you must have gone through the situation where you received a friend request from someone who has only one friend in common with you. The next day, you notice that both of you now have more than 100 friends in common. It is obvious that the person sent you a friend request so he/ she could get access to your friends list and send all of them friend request as well.
If you are someone who is using Facebook just for the personal purpose then you will definitely want to hide your friends list. The people added in your friends list are your responsibility and you must make sure that no spammer or hacker can get to them from your profile. So, the first thing that you should do is not to accept friend request from someone you don’t know even if they have mutual friends with you. Even if you are someone who accepts friend invitation from everyone, make sure that your friends list is hidden so they cannot go ahead and send friend invites to everyone in your list.

Hiding your friends list on Facebook

Many things have changed on Facebook since Timeline has been introduced. In order to hide your friends list from your timeline, follow the given steps.

Go to you timeline and just below your cover photo, find friends box as shown in picture below.

Click on it.

Hide Your Friends List
Hide Your Friends List

A new window will appear in front of you where you can find “Edit” button on top.

Click on that edit button and a drop down menu will appear.

There will be a small lock and arrow icon; you need to click on it.

Another menu will appear with different options, Public, Friends, Only Me and Custom.

You need to select Only Me, if you want to hide your friends list from everyone.

That’s it, you are done with hiding your friends list on your Facebook timeline successfully.

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