How to Hide your Facebook Friends List 2018

Victor Aaron February 21, 2018 |


Is your Facebook friend list set to Public? But if you don't want to show your friend list publicly, then you can hide Facebook friend list easily from your profile.

It does not matter which device you are using either Smartphone (ex. Android, iPhone) or PC. Facebook is a very user-privacy-friendly social networking site and you can use features of Facebook to easily keep your friend list and privacy secret.


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Facebook recently developed a lot of privacy settings which can help you quickly to protect your privacy in your Facebook account. Every Facebook users can easily control those settings.

Just follow the step-by-step guide to complete your privacy setup. You will be able to not only hide your friends but also I will show you a method to keep your profile limited to even mutual friends.

Reasons to Hide Facebook Friend List [Why it is Necessary?]

Some people do not want to hide their Facebook friend list, but some people want to do it. Every Facebook user has their own view in controlling their Facebook account.

Maybe they are trying to give security to family members or friends so that no other Facebook users can talk with them and can see what they’ve written on their wall.
(Key Factor)- If you are feeling uncomfortable to share your friend list on Facebook with Public or other friends, then Facebook provides us an opportunity to hide Facebook friends list from others.

How to Hide Facebook Friend List on PC?

It is a very simple method, and you are just a few steps away. So, to do this, you have to follow some steps shown below-

  1. Step-1
  2. At first, login to your Facebook account and then go to your Facebook profile page.

  3. Step-2
  4. Then, there you will see Friends option, just click on it. It opens the list of your all Facebook friends.


  5. Step-3
  6. Then click on the Manage bottom which looks like a pencil.


  7. Step-4
  8. After clicking on manage bottom, you will Edit privacy option. Click on it and it opens a new popup box where you can find different privacy options.
    Hide Facebook Friends List on PC


  9. Step-5
  10. After clicking on the edit privacy, you will see Friend List option at the top position, and on the right side, you will find a Public option. Then click on it, and you will see a drop-down menu. From there just select the Only me option and click on it. At last click on done bottom to save the new settings.

    Just see the video below to do this easily



    Watch This Video Below


    Just check here below if you are using mobile device:

    **Note: We will also discuss on how to hide friend list on Facebook using android phone.
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    So if you want to make your Facebook friends list private then follow the process step-by-step given below.

    Hide Facebook Friends List in Mobile

    If you are using a smartphone device then also no need to worry. We have also shown some methods for mobile devices below-

  11. Step-1
  12. At first, open your mobile internet browser to reach m.facebook.com so that you can login. Then insert your email address and password and click on log in.

  13. Step-2
  14. After the successful log in to Facebook, go to your Facebook profile page and here you will see Friends option; just click on it.
    Hide Facebook Friends List android, samsung, iphone


  15. Step-3
  16. After that here you will see the public option which means your Facebook friend list is visible to everybody. So click on the public option to hide your friend list and then click on more to view more options.

  17. Step-4
After that here you will see different options, just like Public, Friends and Only me. If you want to hide your friends list completely then choose “Only me” option.
Hide Facebook Friends List in mobile

So this is how you can easily hide Facebook friends list from your family and friends and now no user can see your friend list.
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What to Do Next after Hiding Friend List?

There is nothing left to do more about this. Once you have done these all steps, just sit back and enjoy.

If a new friend send you friend request and you accept it, he now will not be able to clone your friend list.

He will not be able to view anyone unless they are friend of each other and the names are visible on friend list will be Mutual Friends.

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