Tuesday, 21 November 2017

How to Hide Your Facebook Profile From the Public and Visible to only Friends

Do you want to hide your Facebook profile from the unknown public visitor?

If yes! then this post is for you. As it is no longer new that you can search for existing Facebook user profile and see what they are posting, the friends, and the kind of engagement they are having on the social media.

Yes. the can see all those things from you facebook profile just by searching your account using your phone number, email or your full name.

I and you know that this is not good or right to our privacy on social media. However, it has its advantages as your old school friends, family member or your colleagues can simple search you and send you a friend request.

Facebook is undoubtedly the world's most popular social media platform that connects family members, relatives, colleagues, schoolmates and even new friends hence everyone wants his or her profile to be easily reachable and accessible by the public.

However, if you are the privacy type then this option is not good for you and that why Facebook has this option of controlling your privacy on the media.

In today post I will be guiding you on you can set-up your Facebook privacy to disable random visitors to check up your Facebook profile.


To hide your profile from the public you will need to follow the simple steps outlined below.


  • Login on your facebook app
  • Click on the Facebook app option (menu)
  • Scroll to the down to the privacy Shortcuts
  • Now, click on who can contact me
  • A drop down show you two option depending on the which one is the default on your account
  • Now, select everyone on or friends of friends
  • That all, only your friends of friends that can see your profile


  • Log in to your Facebook account, Now go to Settings. To do this, click on the arrow into the top right of the screen, then scroll down to Settings.
  • On the next page, click on Privacy and You will see a list of privacy settings for your account. All you need to focus on are the Who can Contact me and the Who Can Look Me Up options.
  • Now click on Edit beside the Who Can Send Me a Friend Request option. When the options come up, click on the drop-down menu and select Friends of Friends.
  • Then, click on the Who can Look You Up Using Email Address. Click on the drop-down menu that comes up and selects either Friends or Friends of Friends.
  • Do the same thing for the next option, Who Can Look You Up Using The Phone Number You Provided. Select either Friends or Friends of Friends.
Now, click on Edit next to Do You Want Search Engines Outside of Facebook to Link to Your Profile. Uncheck the box that says Allow Search Engines Outside of Facebook to Link to Your Profile, then click Turn off.

By completing these steps, you have reduced the possibility of unknown people locating you on Facebook. The people that can only see you will just be some friends of your friends.

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