4 ways to make your Facebook account private

4 ways to make your Facebook account private
4 ways to make your Facebook account private
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Learn how to change your Facebook settings to make your account as private as possible.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Make a private Facebook account on mobile

Make Facebook Private Step 1

Step 1. Open Facebook

This is the blue app with a white "f" icon. Your news feed will appear if you are logged in.

  • If you are not yet logged in, type your email address (or phone number) and password, then press Log in.
Make Facebook Private Step 2

Step 2. Press ☰

This option is in the lower right (on iPhone) or upper right (on Android) corner of the screen.

Make Facebook Private Step 3

Step 3. Scroll down

Scroll down, then tap Settings. This option is at the bottom of the page.

  • On Android, just press Account settings.

    Make Facebook Private Step 4

    Step 4. Tap Account Settings

    This option is at the top of the context menu.

    Skip this step if you are using an Android

    Make Facebook Private Step 5

    Step 5. Tap Privacy

    This option is at the top of the page.

    Make Facebook Private Step 6

    Step 6. Tap Who can see your future posts?

    This option is at the top of the menu.

    Make Facebook Private Step 7

    Step 7. Tap Me Only

    Only you will see what posts you make in the future.

    If you want certain people to be able to see them, tap "Friends" or "Friends except acquaintances" instead

    Make Facebook Private Step 8

    Step 8. Press the back button

    It is located at the top left of the screen.

    Make Facebook Private Step 9

    Step 9. Tap Who can see people

    Tap "Who Can See the People, Pages, and Lists You Follow?" "This option is under the heading Who can see my content ?

    at the top of the page.

    Make Facebook Private Step 10

    Step 10. Tap Me Only

    Only you will see the people on your Friends and Followers lists.

    Make Facebook Private Step 11

    Step 11. Press the back button

    Make Facebook Private Step 12

    Step 12. Tap Limit audience for posts

    Tap "Limit viewing of posts you've opened to friends of friends or the public." This option is at the bottom of the group of options Who can see my content ?

    Make Facebook Private Step 13

    Step 13. Tap Limit Old Posts

    This option will limit the visibility of old public posts or shared with your friends, to only your friends. This means that users who are not your Facebook friends will not be able to see them.

    Make Facebook Private Step 14

    Step 14. Press Confirm

    The changes will be taken into account and you will be redirected to the page Confidentiality.

    Make Facebook Private Step 15

    Step 15. Tap Who can send you invitations

    Tap "Who can send you invitations to become friends?" This option is in the middle of the page.

    Make Facebook Private Step 16

    Step 16. Tap Friends and their friends

    The number of people who can send you an invitation will be limited to friends of your friends.

    Make Facebook Private Step 17

    Step 17. Press the back button

    Make Facebook Private Step 18

    Step 18. Tap the option at the bottom of the page

    It says "Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to display your profile?""

    Make Facebook Private Step 19

    Step 19. Tap Allow Search Engines

    Tap "Allow search engines outside of Facebook to view your profile." This option is at the bottom of the page.

    Make Facebook Private Step 20

    Step 20. Press Save

    Your account settings are now the most private.

    Method 2 of 4: Make a private Facebook account on desktop

    Make Facebook Private Step 21

    Step 1. Go to the Facebook website

    If you are already logged in to Facebook, you will see your news feed.

    • If you are not yet logged in, type your email address (or phone number) and password, then press Log in.
    Make Facebook Private Step 22

    Step 2. Click ▼

    This option is located in the upper right corner of the Facebook window.

    Make Facebook Private Step 23

    Step 3. Click Settings

    This option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

    Make Facebook Private Step 24

    Step 4. Click Privacy

    This option is on the left of the Facebook window.

    Make Facebook Private Step 25

    Step 5. Click Edit

    Click on To modify next to "Who can see your future posts?" "This option is on the right of the" Who can see your future publications? "Window. " at the top of the page Confidentiality.

    Make Facebook Private Step 26

    Step 6. Click the box at the bottom of this section

    There should be something like "Friends" or "Public" inside.

    Make Facebook Private Step 27

    Step 7. Click Me Only

    You will be the only one to see your future posts.

    • If you want other people to be able to see your posts, click on "Friends" or "Friends except acquaintances" (found in the section More).
    Make Facebook Private Step 28

    Step 8. Click Close

    This option is in the upper right corner of the section Who can see my content ?

    Make Facebook Private Step 29

    Step 9. Click Limit Audience for Old Posts

    This option can be found at the bottom right of the section Who can see my content ?

    Make Facebook Private Step 30

    Step 10. Click Limit Old Posts

    This button, located at the bottom of the section Who can see my content ?

    will limit all your old posts to your friends only.

    Make Facebook Private Step 31

    Step 11. Click Confirm

    This option is at the bottom of the pop-up window.

    Make Facebook Private Step 32

    Step 12. Click Close

    This option is at the bottom of the pop-up window. You will be redirected to the page Confidentiality.

    Make Facebook Private Step 33

    Step 13. Click Edit

    Click on To modify next to "Who can send you invitations to become friends?" " The section Who can contact me ?

    is in the middle of the page Confidentiality.

    Make Facebook Private Step 34

    Step 14. Click the Everyone box

    It should be under the heading "Who can send you invitations to become friends?""

    Make Facebook Private Step 35

    Step 15. Click Friends and Their Friends

    The number of people who can send you an invitation (and who see you in friend suggestions) will be limited to your friends and their friends on Facebook.

    Make Facebook Private Step 36

    Step 16. Click Close

    This option is in the upper right corner of the section Who can contact me ?

    Make Facebook Private Step 37

    Step 17. Click Edit

    Click on To modify to the right of "Who can find you using the email address you provided? »This option can be found in the section Who can find me with a search?

    Make Facebook Private Step 38

    Step 18. Click the box at the bottom of the section

    It should say “Everyone” or “Friends and their friends”.

    Make Facebook Private Step 39

    Step 19. Click Friends

    Only your friends will be able to find you using your email address on Facebook.

    • You can start the process again for the option Who can find you using the phone number you provided?

      Make Facebook Private Step 40

      Step 20. Click Edit

      Click on To modify to the right of the last option on this page. This is the option "Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to display your profile?""

      Make Facebook Private Step 41

      Step 21. Uncheck the box

      Uncheck the box next to "Allow search engines outside of Facebook to view your profile." No one will be able to find you on Google, Bing, or any other search engine except Facebook.

      Make Facebook Private Step 42

      Step 22. Click on your name

      This tab is at the top of the page.

      Make Facebook Private Step 43

      Step 23. Click Friends

      This option can be found to the right of your profile picture.

      Make Facebook Private Step 44

      Step 24. Click Edit Privacy

      This option is at the top right of your friends list.

      Make Facebook Private Step 45

      Step 25. Click the box next to Friends List

      It should say something like “Public” or “Friends”.

      Make Facebook Private Step 46

      Step 26. Click Me Only

      Only you will see the people on your Friends list.

      Make Facebook Private Step 47

      Step 27. Click the box next to Subscribers

      It should also say something like “Public” or “Friends”.

      Make Facebook Private Step 48

      Step 28. Click Me Only

      Make Facebook Private Step 49

      Step 29. Click OK

      This option is at the bottom of the window Change privacy. Now your friends list, account details, and old posts are limited to a private audience. Your Facebook account is the most private.

      Method 3 of 4: Turn off instant chat on mobile

      Make Facebook Private Step 50

      Step 1. Open Facebook

      This is the blue app with a white "f" icon. Your news feed will appear if you are logged in.

      • If you are not yet logged in, type your email address (or phone number) and password, then press Log in.
      Make Facebook Private Step 51

      Step 2. Tap the person icon

      It's at the top right of the news feed page. The instant chat bar will open.

      Make Facebook Private Step 52

      Step 3. Press ⚙️

      This star wheel icon is located at the top right of the screen.

      Make Facebook Private Step 53

      Step 4. Tap Turn off instant chat

      Your friends will no longer see you online.

      On Android, tap the “On” circle to the right of the pop-up window

      Method 4 of 4: Turn off live chat on desktop

      Make Facebook Private Step 54

      Step 1. Go to the Facebook website

      If you are logged in to Facebook, you will see your news feed.

      • If you are not yet logged in, type your email address (or phone number) and password, then press Log in.
      Make Facebook Private Step 55

      Step 2. Click ⚙️

      This button is in the instant chat window at the bottom right of the page.

      Make Facebook Private Step 56

      Step 3. Click Disable Instant Chat

      This option is in the middle of the context menu.

      Make Facebook Private Step 57

      Step 4. Click OK

      Instant chat will be disabled for all your contacts and they will no longer see you online.

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