So far, you have proudly flaunted Facebook profile and wished it would get you as much mileage as possible. But the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica episode has compelled you to think about the privacy. And hence, you have you decided to completely hide your Facebook profile from search engines like Google and Yahoo using your iPhone, Android or computer.

Once you have concealed your profile, search engines will stop linking to your profile. However, the change may take some time to come into effect. One more thing your profile will still be found on Facebook if people search for your name.

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How to Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines on iPhone, iPad, Android, and PC

How to Hide Your Facebook Profile from Search Engines on iPhone, Android, and Computer

How to Hide Your Facebook Profile from Search Engines on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #1. Open Facebook on your device and tap on the menu button.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Settings  → Account Settings.

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

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On Android device

Tap on Account Settings in Facebook on Android Phone

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

Step #3. Tap on Privacy.

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

Step #4. Now, scroll down and tap on Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your Profile?

Hide Your Facebook Profile from Search Engines on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #5. Finally, turn off the switch next to Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines on iPhone, iPad, and Android Phone

Getting it done from the web is just as straightforward…

How to Hide Your Facebook Profile from Search Engines on Mac or Windows PC

Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and head over to facebook.com

Step #2. Now, click on the menu button at the top right corner and select Settings.

Click Settings in Facebook on Web

Step #3. Next, click on Privacy in the left sidebar → Next up, click on Edit next to Do you want to outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. In the end, uncheck the box for Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines on Computer

That’s pretty much it!

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