How to hide your Facebook friends list from others (step-by-step)

Don't want your Facebook friends to be visible to others?

Would you rather keep this list private?

This tutorial will show you step by step how to hide your Facebook friends list from others via a computer and via an Android phone.

This tutorial works for all Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, One Plus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

Contents

Hide Facebook friends list via:

Who can see your Facebook friends list?

By default, everyone can see your friends list - even people who are not friends with you (so strangers).

But:

Fortunately, you can set it so that your friends are not visible (so invisible) to others, so that only you (and nobody else) can see this list.

How to hide your Facebook friends list from others on a computer

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to Facebook.

3. Log in to your account (if you are not already logged in).

4. Go to your profile (timeline).

5. Just below your cover photo, you click on Friends to open your friends list.

Open Facebook friends list

6. At the top right of your friends list, you click on the pencil (Manage) button and then click on Edit Privacy.

Open privacy settings for Facebook friends list

7. At Who can see your friends list?, you click on the selection button and then click on Only me.

Privacy settings for Facebook friends list

8. Click on Done at the bottom of the “Edit Privacy” window.

Your Facebook friends section is now hidden for everyone except you.

How to hide your Facebook friends list from others on an Android phone (method 1)

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Tap on the 3-line menu button at the top right.

Facebook app menu button

3. Tap on Settings & Privacy.

4. Tap on Privacy Shortcuts.

Open Privacy Shortcuts in Facebook app

5. Tap on See more privacy settings.

See more privacy settings in Facebook app

6. Tap on Who can see your friends list?.

Who can see your friends list settings in Facebook app

7. Select Only me.

Hide your Facebook friends list for others

Your Facebook friends section is now hidden for everyone except you.

How to hide your Facebook friends list from others on an Android phone (method 2)

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Go to your profile (timeline).

3. Tap on (...) More located below your profile picture.

More settings in Facebook app

4. Tap on View Privacy Shortcuts.

5. Tap on See more privacy settings.

See more privacy settings in Facebook app

6. Tap on Who can see your friends list?.

Who can see your friends list settings in Facebook app

7. Select Only me.

Hide your Facebook friends list for others

Your Facebook friends section is now hidden for everyone except you.


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Reference:

Facebook: Who can see the Friends section of my profile?