Facebook: How to Hide Your Friends List

Users can prevent others from seeing who they've connected with

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By default, Facebook users may be able to see the people someone else has befriended on the social networking platform. However, users have the option to hide their friends list from other users if they’d rather keep this list private.

Our guide will show you how to stop others from being able to view your Facebook friends list.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the “Menu” icon in Facebook’s bottom navigation bar.

Screenshot of Facebook's bottom navigation bar with a red arrow pointing at "Menu"

Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Settings & privacy.”

Screenshot of Facebook's "Menu" screen with a red arrow pointing at "Settings & privacy"

Step 3: Tap “Privacy shortcuts.”

Screenshot of Facebook's "Menu" screen with a red arrow pointing at "Privacy shortcuts"

Step 4: Tap “See more privacy settings.”

Screenshot of Facebook's "Privacy Shortcuts" menu with a red arrow pointing at "See more privacy settings"

Step 5: Under the “How people find and contact you” section, tap “Who can see your friends list?”

Screenshot of Facebook's "Privacy Settings" menu with a red arrow pointing at "Who can see your friends list?"

Step 6: Tap “Public,” “Friends,” or “Friends except…,” depending on your preference.



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