Following the Facebook data row, many of you would be considered to offer more shields to your privacy. And I believe it’s always better to offer the desired safeguard to some of your personal data. Coming back to the point, did you know that you could hide your Facebook friends list using your iPhone, Android, or computer? Slightly deep into the settings exists an option to control the visibility of your friend’s list—to a great extent.
So, if you don’t want general people to find out the names of your friends, you can choose to keep them concealed.
- How to Hide Your Facebook Friends’ List on iPhone, iPad, and Android
- How to Hide Your Facebook Friends’ List on Computer
How to Hide Your Facebook Friends’ List on iPhone, iPad, and Android
Keep in mind that people would still be able to see your friendship on another timeline. Besides, it will still be visible in the news feed, search, and other places on Facebook. Though only you will be able to see your full friends list on your timeline, other people can still see your mutual friends.
Step #1. Open Facebook on your mobile device and tap the menu button.
Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Settings and select Account Settings.
On Android device
Next, all the steps remain the same on both Android and iDevice.
Step #3. Next, tap on Privacy.
Step #4. Next up, scroll down again and tap on Who can see your friends list.
Step #5. Up next, you have several options. For instance, you can choose to allow only your friends to see your friends list. I’m going to select Only Me.
Getting it done on the desktop is just as simple. Keep reading…
How to Hide Your Facebook Friends’ List on Computer
Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and go to facebook.com.
Step #2. Now, click on the menu button and select Settings.
Step #3. Next, click on Privacy in the left sidebar. Next up, click on the Edit button next to Who can see your friends list.
Step #4. Click on the tiny drop-down menu and select the preferred option.
Check out the Custom option that allows you to choose the person with whom you want to share the list. It also allows you to exclude the ones with whom you don’t wish to share it.
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