Facebook: How to Stop Users From Seeing the Things You Follow

Users can change a setting that applies to people, pages and lists

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By default, users may be able to see the people, pages and lists another user follows on Facebook. However, users have the option to hide these items from others so they can’t see them.

Our guide will show you how to change who can see the people, pages and lists you follow on Facebook.

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: Under the “Privacy” section, 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 “Your Activity” section, tap “Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow?”

Screenshot of Facebook's "Privacy Settings" menu with a red arrow pointing at "Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow?"

Step 6: Tap “Public,” “Friends” or “Friends except…” depending on your preference. You can also tap “More” to view more options, including “Specific friends” and “Only me.” Once you tap “More,” you can tap “See All” to view one more option: “Close friends.”

Screenshot of Facebook's "Following" menu with a red arrow pointing at the "More" option

This guide was first published in June 2017 and was updated in December 2022.