How to Make Your Friends Private On Facebook

Here's a fast how-to on How To Make Your Friends Private On Facebook and why it's so essential.

On websites like Facebook you have your apparent must-do personal privacy setups, like your post visibility settings, which of course ought to be set to pals only. Our complete run-down on locking down that Facebook account can be read here.

And then there's the not-so-obvious settings that might not strike you as something that really has to be done, especially when the default setting imposed by Facebook is definitely incorrect. The privacy settings for your Facebook pals list is among those settings.

Why do I have to make my Facebook buddy list private?
It is essential to limit the presence of your pals on Facebook to protect them, because scammers can clone your account and use that account to deceive your friends.

You see, if a scammer clones your account (by developing another account with your name and profile picture two pieces of information you can't conceal from people) then they can start sending out friend requests to all your buddies in an attempt to fool them into accepting, believing it's you. Nevertheless, if the scammer can't see your pals list, the motivation to clone your account is gone.

If your pals list is public, and a scammer clones your account and sends out requests, and a good friend demand is accepted, the scammer can attempt to initialise any number of different rip-offs on your friend, which could extremely well be successful. It's called Facebook cloning.

How To Make Your Friends Private On Facebook

Action 1:

From the primary Facebook page, you have to go to your Timeline. You do this by clicking on your very own name in the upper left hand corner, next to your avatar picture.

Action 2:.

As soon as on your Timeline, you need to click the Pals link which is located below a picture with a few of your pals' avatars. This lies right below your banner image.

Action 3:.

Once you get to your Buddies List page, in the upper right-hand man corner you will see an Edit button. Click Edit.

Action 4:.

Make sure that the "Only Me" alternative is has a check mark next to it in the drop down menu underneat the "Who can see your friend list?" line.

Ok a few things, you certainly can not hide your profile image or your cover photo. You can delete all the old ones from the profile album and the cover album, so that the general public can just see the one. And likewise set that one profile image you have left to Friends Only so that public can not make it larger if they click it. In any case, the very best thing to do if you really want to be as personal as possible is to not have photos of you or your family as a cover or profile image. Just select something random.

As for the other image albums, you can enjoy this video and he shows you ways to make them private:.

Also you can retroactively go back and make all your old posts on your timeline "Buddies Just" by following these steps.

Action 1:.

Click the little wheel link in the upper ideal hand corner of your screen.

Action 2:.

Click Privacy Settings.

Action 3:.

Click "Limitation Past Posts".

Action 4:.

Click on "Limit Old Posts" and after that verify.

And do not forget to utilize the useful choices under the padlock icon in the upper right and corner too to assist lock down as much as you can.

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