How to prevent your name from appearing on the suggested friends list on Facebook

How to prevent your name from appearing on the suggested friends list on Facebook
How to prevent your name from appearing on the suggested friends list on Facebook
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For some reason, you might want to block other people from seeing your name on their Suggested Friends List (SUGGESTIONS) on Facebook. But you don't know how to do it. Discover with some very simple tips how to get there whether you use a smartphone or even the desktop version of the application.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: change app settings

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Step 1. Tap the app icon to open it

This icon looks like a white f on a blue background.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, do so by entering your email address (or phone number) and password. Then press Log in.
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Step 2. Press ☰

You will see this icon at the top right of your screen if you are using an Android and at the bottom right of the screen if you are using an iOS device.

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Step 3. Scroll down until you find the Settings button

Then press this button. You will probably see it at the bottom of the page.

  • If you are using an Android, you must press Settings and privacy then on Settings. This will take you to the Account Settings page.
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Step 4. Tap Account Settings

You will see this button at the top of the drop-down menu.

Skip this step, if you are not using Android

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Step 5. Tap Privacy Settings

You'll probably see it at the top of the page if you're using an iPhone. But if you are using an Android, you must first swipe your screen to the Privacy section to find this button.

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Step 6. Tap Who can see the people, pages, and lists you follow?

. This option is under the Limit option who can see old posts in the Your activity section.

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Step 7. Tap Me Only

By doing this, only you will be able to see the people in your friends lists and your subscribers lists.

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Step 8. Press Save

You will see this button at the top right of your screen.

If you don't see this option, press the arrow (←) at the top right of your screen

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Step 9. Tap Who can send you invitations?

. You will see this option at the bottom of the page and at the top under How others can find and contact you.

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Step 10. Tap Friends and their friends

By doing this, you will reduce the number of people who can send you invitations, so that only your friends' friends can.

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Step 11. Press Save

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Step 12. Tap the last option

This is the option Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to display your profile?

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Step 13. Press the switch to turn it off

This is the switch in front

Allow search engines outside of Facebook to view your profile.

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Step 14. Press the red Disable button

By doing this, users will no longer be able to search for you on any other search engine besides Facebook. Also, now that you've reduced your privacy settings, your name will appear much less often in the SUGGESTIONS list. Also, other users will not be able to see the friends you have in common with them or your list of your followers.

Part 2 of 3: Change privacy settings with the desktop version of Facebook

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Step 1. Go to your Facebook page

By doing so, Facebook will open on your news feed, if you are already logged in.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, do so by entering your email address (or phone number) and password. Then click on Log in.
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Step 2. Click on ▼

You will see this icon at the top right of the page.

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Step 3. Click on Settings

You will see this button at the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears.

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Step 4. Click on Privacy

You will see this button on the left side of the page.

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Step 5. Click on Edit

This is the one on the right side of Who can send you invitations to become friends? in the middle of the page.

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Step 6. Click on the Everyone box

You should see it under the heading Who can send you invitations to become friends?

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Step 7. Click on Friends and their friends

By doing this, you will reduce the number of people who can send you invitations (and therefore see you in the SUGGESTIONS menu) so that only friends of your friends can.

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Step 8. Click on Close

This button is located in front of the heading Who can send you invitations to become friends?

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Step 9. Click on Edit on the last option on this page

This is the option Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to display your profile?

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Step 10. Uncheck the box

Uncheck the box in front of Allow search engines outside of Facebook to view your profile. This way, people won't be able to search for you through Google, Bing, or any search engine outside of Facebook.

Part 3 of 3: Restrict Friends List Privacy Settings with Desktop Version of Facebook

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Step 1. Click on the tab where your name is displayed

You'll see it at the top of the Facebook page.

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Step 2. Click on Friends

You can find this button at the bottom right of your profile picture.

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Step 3. Click on Manage

This button looks like a pen and is located to the far right of Friends and next to + Find Friends. By pressing this button, you will see Edit privacy.

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Step 4. Click on the box to the right of Friends List

In this box you will read Public or Friends.

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Step 5. Click Me Only

Thus, you will be the only one who can see the people on your friends list.

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Step 6. Click on the box to the right of Subscriber

In this box you will read Public or Friends.

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Step 7. Click Me Only

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Step 8. Click Done at the bottom of the page

Now, Facebook will not display your friends list or subscriber list to the public, which will prevent other users from seeing you in the suggested friends list as a suggested friend based on mutual friends.

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