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Facebook is the most popular social networking site and it is also the most criticized when it comes to user privacy settings. Facebook keeps changing the privacy settings frequently and making it harder and confusing for the users to get the exact privacy they want on Facebook.

Facebook usually provides the options to hide your status updates, images etc to unknown people. But what if you do not want your friend list to appear in your Facebook Timeline profile? We usually connects with lots of people on Facebook- some of them are our real friends, some are from our workplaces and few of them are totally unknown to us. So, due to some reason you might like to hide your Facebook Friends list from your Facebook friends and other unknown people on Facebook.

If you go to privacy settings on Facebook, you will not find any option to manage your Facebook friend list as this option is hidden on some other page. Here I am sharing how you can hide your Facebook Friends List on your Facebook Timeline profile from other users for your better privacy.

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HOW TO : Hide Your Facebook Friends List from Other Users


1. Login to your Facebook account and then go to your profile by clicking on your name in header menu.

How to Hide Facebook Friend List from Other Users

2. Now, click on the Friends tab below your Facebook Cover image.

3. Once the Friends page is opened, click on the small pencil icon as shown in the image.

4. From the options shown, click on the Edit Privacy option.

5. A popup window will appear on your screen. You will find three options on it. Click on the dropdown menu next to the Friend List option.

How to Hide Facebook Friend List from Other Users

6. Now change the setting from Public or Friends to Only Me. After that just click on the Close button to save the changes you have made in the settings.

7. If you want more personalized privacy settings to control the visibility of your Facebook Friends list then, click on the Custom option link. Now you will have two more options - “Friends of Friends” and “Specific People or Lists”

How to Hide Facebook Friend List from Other Users

8. If you select the option “Specific People or Lists” then, you will have to enter the names of all those people with whom you want to share your Facebook Friends list or you can create a list of people and allow only people in that list to see your Facebook friends. You can also select people in particular to not see your Facebook friends as shown in the above image.

9. Once all changes are made, click on the Save Changes button to save all the changes you have made.

Now, the privacy of your Facebook profile is stronger than before. Feel free to share your views in the Comments section below if you also feel the need to hide your private details on Facebook and hide the Facebook Friends list from other people on Facebook.

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