How to make your profile private on Facebook

Facebook is, by default, configured to make all your information public. But what if you want to keep your profile private and have more control over what other Facebook users who aren’t your friends can see on your profile? Is it possible to change the default settings of your account? Unfortunately, there’s no magic switch to make your profile completely private by default. However, if you know the right settings to change, you can make…

Facebook is, by default, configured to make all your information public. But what if you want to keep your profile private and have more control over what other Facebook users who aren’t your friends can see on your profile? Is it possible to change the default settings of your account?

Unfortunately, there’s no magic switch to make your profile completely private by default. However, if you know the right settings to change, you can make your profile 100% private.

If you’re wondering how to make your Facebook profile private, this article will walk you through the steps.

How to make a Facebook profile private

If you want to make your Facebook profile private through a browser, here’s what you need to do:

  • Open the browser on your computer and go to the Facebook page.
  • Sign in to your account.
  • Look for the arrow icon at the top right of the screen.
  • Tap “Settings”.
  • Look at the menu on the left.
  • Tap “Privacy”. This will open the “Privacy” tab on the right.
  • You can now change your privacy settings for different features. For example, choose who can see your messages, who can see your friends list, etc.
  • Adjust the settings as needed. To do this, press the blue “Edit” button next to the feature.

How to make your profile private on Facebook Mobile

Many people these days usually only use Facebook on their phone. Fortunately, the process for those who wish to make their profile private is relatively simple. It is basically the same for iPhone and Android devices. Just follow the steps below:

  • Launch the “Facebook” application on your phone.
  • Tap the three-line menu. Depending on the phone, this will be at the top right of the screen or at the bottom right.
  • Scroll down to “Settings and privacy”.
  • Tap the “Settings” tab.
  • Under “Privacy”, click on “Privacy settings”
  • .
  • Tap “Check some important settings”.
  • Under “Privacy Control”, choose “Who can see what you share”.
  • Press “Continue”.
  • Scroll down to “Friends & Following” and tap the tab next to both options. Select “Friends”. This means that only your friends on Facebook will see your friends list.
  • Press “Next”.
  • Click the buttons next to “Future Posts” and “Stories” and switch to “Friends.”
  • Press “Next”.

How to make your future Facebook content private from strangers

What if you want to hide your Facebook profile content from those who aren’t your friends? How can you do this? Simple, follow these steps carefully:

  • Log in to Facebook on your browser.
  • Click the arrow icon at the top right of the screen.
  • Select “Settings and privacy”.
  • Choose “Settings”.
  • Click on “Privacy” in the right menu.
  • Under ‘Your activity’, you’ll see ‘Who can see your future posts?’ »
  • Press the “Edit” button next to it.
  • Click on “Public” and select “Friends”.

You can also change this setting on each of your posts by tapping on the three dots in the top right corner (of that post). Here you can select who can see your status (public, friends only, private, custom, etc.).

Frequently Asked Questions

Online privacy is a big issue these days. Fortunately, Facebook offers its users many solutions to maintain their online anonymity. But if you have more questions or want to learn more, keep reading.

If I set my profile to Private, can people still see my profile picture?

Yes. When you set your profile to private, other users can still see your profile picture and some key account details, but they can’t see your posts. If you want to make your profile picture private with your Facebook account, follow the steps above.

How can I see what my profile looks like to people who aren’t my friends?

One of the really cool features of Facebook is the ability to see what your profile looks like to others. You can follow these steps to display your profile as it appears to the public:

1. Open Facebook and tap the arrow in the upper right corner. If you’re using an Android device, tap the three horizontal lines at the top right. If you’re using an iPhone, it’ll be the three horizontal lines at the bottom right. Go to your profile.

2. On your profile page, tap the three horizontal dots to the right of Edit Profile.

3. Click or tap Show as.

Now you can view your profile from public view.

Can I make my profile picture private?

Unfortunately no. If you upload a photo to use as your profile picture, anyone with a Facebook account can see it. You can reset your profile picture to Facebook’s default photo (a silhouette of a person on a blank background). To do this, go to your Profile Picture photo album, select your current profile picture, and click the three-dot icon to delete the image.

You can also set your profile picture to something nondescript, like a superhero or a favorite symbol.

Maintain your privacy on Facebook

Anonymity isn’t a click away, but making your Facebook profile private is relatively simple. Just follow the steps provided in this article and you won’t have any problems. Do you have any tips, experiences or questions regarding the privacy of your Facebook profile? Leave a comment in the section below!

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