Privacy is often considered a myth in today’s digital world. Everything about you, your personal information, your contact info, your friends, etc. is already available on social media but you can still choose to hide a few things like your friend list or mutual friends.
Hiding your friends is a great way to stop other people to see your friends or relatives. There are various reasons why one should hide their friend list but we are not here to discuss that today. Right now we will be discussing how you can hide your friend list and mutual friends.
With the rapid evolution of Facebook to make it more user-friendly, it provided users with a lot of options. Almost everything you do and see on Facebook can be controlled by you. There is one question that has existed since the time Facebook came into existence and that is how to hide your friends. Well, the answer is available below in some easy steps.
If you are also wondering how to keep your friend list private to only yourself or to specific people you select. Then, just follow these instructions.
How to hide Mutual friends on Facebook?
You can hide your friends from any device you prefer. The procedure is a bit time taking if you are not familiar with it. So, just tag along and follow these steps.
1 Login to your account.
Open Facebook and login to your account if you haven’t done it already.
2 Open menu bar.
On the top right corner of your screen, you will find the downward arrow icon. Click on it to open the menu bar.
3 Select the "Settings & Privacy" option.
In the menu bar, you will come across the "Settings & Privacy" option. Choose it to move further.
4 Choose the "Settings" section.
In this section, you will see some options related to your profile. Select the "Settings" option among these options.
5 Select the "Privacy" option.
On the left side of your screen, you will see many options. Choose the "Privacy" option.
6 Move to the "How people Find and contact you" section.
In the privacy option, scroll down until you find the "How people Find and contact you" section. In this section, you will find the "Who can see your friend list" option. Click on the edit link next to this option.
7 Select your privacy.
Click on the drop-down list and a list of different options will open allowing you to set your privacy as you wish.
If you keep it Public, everyone on Facebook will have access to it.
If you choose to keep it to your friends, only your friends will be able to see your friend list.
The third option is a great option for you if you use it right. It allows you to keep your friend list available to everyone except the friends you choose.
Next is the "specific friends" option which allows you to show your friend list to only selected friends.
If you want to keep your friend list only to yourself then, this one is for you. You can choose the "Only me" option and no one will be allowed to see your friend list.
After that, you get the custom option that allows you to custom who gets to see your friend list or who doesn’t. You can even allow a custom list to see it and even block a list if you don’t want them to see it.
Just add the names of people in the columns and tap on "Save changes".
The last one is the "Close friends" option. For this option to work, you need to enter a few friends in your close friends and then choose this option to let them see your friend list.
Although there is no official option to hide your mutual friends on Facebook, you can still do it by asking your other friends to keep their friend lists private. Now, you have learned how you can hide your friends from being publicly available. If you like this information, please share it and subscribe to our free newsletter.