Hiding Friends on Facebook Through Multiple Devices

Hide mutual friends on Facebook

The very first social media site that roams around the entire world, was founded in 2004, and since the very first day of its launch, it has been leaving a mark on its users. Not technically, but for most of us, Facebook was the first-ever app that we used for socializing, and we are still using it as one of our primary apps for the same. No matter how many apps like Instagram, or Snapchat, they develop, there’s something about Facebook that can never make us get rid of it. 

Be it the millennials or the youngsters, everyone prefers Facebook over any other app. Well, it’s not like there was no other option, but over the years, Facebook has proved itself to be one of the best. Plus in the last few years, it has developed quite a lot of privacy features for the users, making it even more reliable. One of these incredible privacy features is hiding your friend’s list from others. With this, you no longer have to block the person from whom you want to hide your friend’s list. This means you can stay entirely connected with your friends while having the level of privacy you want to maintain. 

There’s a friend list option on Facebook that by default allows all of your connected friends to view your friend list. The friend list option is located right at the bottom of your profile page. So in case you are looking to make some changes in the privacy of your friend’s list options, you need to know the right method to do it and this is why we have made this guide to help you. So let’s get started. 

Note: It is important to know that for each and every device, there’s a whole different set of steps and there is more than one option for hiding your friend’s list from other friends. 


Hiding Friends on Facebook From Other Friends

There’s a new feature of Facebook where you can simply hide your friends’ list from someone who is also added to your friend’s list or if you want to display your friend’s list only to a particular person. All you have to do is know the right steps for it and you are done. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Launch the friend’s tab on your profile and click on the pencil icon in it. 
  • Then, you will see an “Edit Privacy” option, click on it to proceed.
  • Next, click on the “custom” icon. 
  • There you’ll see a pop-up where you’ll be asked to customize your privacy settings and you’ll have two options saying “share with & Don’t share with”. 
  • Now, if you want to hide your friend list options from one or two people, in particular, you can go for the “don’t share with” option, and the friend list will be invisible to those friends. 
  • On the other hand, if you want to share your friend list with one or two people only, you can click on “share with” and type the username of that particular friend, and you are done. 
  • Then check the changes that you made and click on “save changes”.
  • Then, once it’s all done, click OK and you are done. 

So this is how you can hide your friend list from your other friends without having to block or remove them from your Facebook. Let’s now have a look at how you can hide your friend’s list from your Android device. 

Hiding Facebook Friends Through Android

If you use Facebook from your Android device and have trouble hiding your friend list from your friends, here are the steps for you. Just follow these steps and you’ll be good to go:

  • Launch the web browser from your Android device and visit facebook.com and log in to your account from there. 
  • Once logged in, go to your profile and click on the “friends list” option.
  • There, you’ll see the “public” option, which says your friend’s list is viewable to the public and anyone can see your friends list. Proceed further to get more options here. 
  • Then, you will have more options like “friends, only me, and public”. Click on friends or only me according to your choice and you are done. 
  • If you click on “only me”, then even the friends added to your lists won’t be able to view your friend’s list. 

OR

You can do the same directly from the Facebook app too, let’s see how:

  • Launch the Facebook app on your Android device and log in to your account
  • There, you’ll see three lines in the upper right corner of your screen, click on them to visit the settings option of your account. 
Click on Settings and Privacy
  • In the settings menu, scroll down and locate the “Audience and Visibility”, there, click on “How people find and contact you”.
Click on how people find and contact you
  • Under that option, click on the “who can see your friend list?”. 
Click on who can see your friends list?
  • Then, you will have several options for customizing the friend list’s settings-
    1. Friends-only friends that are added to your list can see your friend list. 
    2. Only me– no one will be able to view your friend list except you.
    3. Friends except-this is when you want to hide your friend list from a particular person.
    4. Specific friends-this is when you want to hide your friend list from everyone except some of your friends. 
Select the option that you want

So this is how you hide your mutual friend list from your friends through your Android device. 

So this is how you can easily hide your friend list from the other friends using your Android device, but what about iOS devices? Well, if you are an iOS user, you have nothing to worry about. Here’s how you can do the same on your iPhone. 

Hiding Facebook Friends Through iOS

Just like you learned to hide your Facebook friend list through Android devices, doing the same through iOS is equally convenient as well. Let’s see how:

  • Launch the Facebook app on your iOS device.
  • There, click on the three lines from the bottom right corner of your screen.
  • Then, click on the “settings and privacy” option, and from there, click on the “Privacy” option.
click on settings and privacy
  • In the privacy menu, scroll down and locate the “privacy settings”.
click on privacy settings
  • Now from there, go to the “How people find and contact you” option.
  • Under that menu, click on the “who can see my friend list?”.
Click on who can see your friends list?

  • There, you will have the option to customize your friend lists according to you. 
Select the option you want

So this was how you can simply hide your Facebook friends list through an iOS device from anyone and everyone. Next, let’s have a look at how you can do the same from a PC.

Hiding Facebook Friends Through Desktop

Here’s how you can hide your Facebook friend list through your PC:

  • Visit the Facebook website and log in to your account. 
  • Once logged in, on the homepage only, click on the drop-down menu button from the top right corner of your screen. 
  • From the appeared menu, click on the “settings & privacy” option and click on “settings”
Click on settings and privacy
  • And then click on the “privacy” option and from there, you will be able to manage all of your Facebook information. 
Click on privacy
  • From these options, click on the “who can see my friend list” option.
Click on who can see your friends list?
  • There, you will have options where you can customize your friend list’s visibility in the way you want it to be. 
  • Click on “edit” and you will have some options-
    1. Friends-only friends that are added to your list can see your friend list. 
    2. Only me– no one will be able to view your friend list except you.
    3. Friends except-this is when you want to hide your friend list from a particular person.
    4. Specific friends-this is when you want to hide your friend list from everyone except some of your friends. 
    5. Custom-here you can add the name of people with whom you would like to share your details and the name of those too with whom you wouldn’t like to. 
Select the option you want
  • And with this, you are done, you have successfully changed your Facebook friend list’s visibility. 

As the app keeps on reviving its features, it also keeps on developing more and more features when it comes to its user’s privacy. This was just about hiding the friend list from other friends without having to block or unfriend them, there are innumerable privacy features on Facebook like hiding the number of likes. Although, as of now there is no feature that hides only your mutual friends from your other friends added to your account, with the constant introduction of features, you never know what they come up with.

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