How to Hide Your Facebook Friends List

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

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.

Tap on Settings then Account Settings on iPhone or iPad in Facebook

On Android device

Tap on Account Settings in Facebook on Android Phone

Next, all the steps remain the same on both Android and iDevice.

Step #3. Next, tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in Facebook Settings on iPhone, iPad, or Android Phone

Step #4. Next up, scroll down again and tap on Who can see your friends list.

Tap on Who Can See your friends list in Facebook on iPhone, iPad or Android Device

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.

Hide Facebook Friends List on iPhone, iPad, and Android

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.

Click on Settings in Facebook on Web

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.

Edit Facebook Privacy on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Click on the tiny drop-down menu and select the preferred option.

Hide Facebook Friends List on Mac or Windows PCHide Facebook Friends List on Computer

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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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.