Make your facebook account Private

Are you concerned about your privacy on Facebook and want to make your Facebook account completely private to non friends or even friends?

In this post, I’ll show you in detailed steps how to change your privacy settings in order to make everything private on Facebook.

 

How to make your Facebook account completely private

To make your account private, you first need to go to your privacy settings page

1. Go to privacy settings page

  •  Click the down arrow icon at the top right of any Facebook
  • choose Settings from the drop down menu
  • click on the Privacy tab

If you are in your privacy settings page, we are going to adjust each item individually

 

2. Change your default sharing settings

You might want to choose who can see your future posts.

  • click Edit next to “Who can see your future posts?”
  • click the audience selector and select the audience you want from the drop down menu.
  • choose “Friends to share your future posts only with your friends, or select Only me to hide your next posts from everyone.

 

3. Limit the audience for your old posts

You might want to limit the access to your old published posts and share them only with friends.

  • Click Limit Past Posts link beside “Limit the audience for posts you’ve shared friends of friends or Public?”
  • click Limit Old Posts button
  • Click Confirm
  • Click Close in the popup window
  • Then press the Close link.

 

4. Prevent the public from sending you friend requests

You might want to restrict getting friend requests from people you don’t know by hiding the add friend button from your Facebook profile.

  • Click Edit next to “Who can send you friend requests?”
  • Then click the audience selector and choose Friends of Friends instead of “Everyone”
  •  Press Close.

 

5. Stop people from viewing your friends list

You might want to hide your friends list

  • click Edit next to “Who can see your friends list?”
  • click the audience selector and select Only me” to hide it from everyone.
  • choose Friends, to share it only with your friends or select Custom, to set it to a custom settings.
  • press Close,” once done

 

6. Control who can search for you on Facebook

You might want to control who can search for you on Facebook using the email address or phone number associated with your account.

  • Click Edit next to “Who can look you up using the email address you provided?”
  • choose Friends
  • Press Close
  • Click Edit beside “Who can look you up using the phone number you provided?”
  • choose Friends
  • Press the Close link.

 

7. Stop search engines from linking to your Facebook profile

You might want to prevent search engines from linking to your profile.

By doing this, Facebook will prevent search engines like Google Search, Bing search, Yahoo search and others from indexing your profile.

Also, people who are not logged into Facebook won’t be able to view your profile at all.

  • click Edit next to “Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile?”
  • uncheck the box next to “Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile”
  •  in the pop up window, click Turn Off
  • Press Close.

 

8. Stop friends from posting on your own timeline

  • click Edit next to “Who can post on your timeline?”
  • select Only me
  • press the Close link.

Also,

  • click Edit next to Review posts you’re tagged in before the post appears on your timeline?
  • choose Enabled
  • press Close.

 

 

9. Hide personal information on Facebook

You might want to hide the About page sections of your profile.

  • Go to your profile
  • Below your cover photo, hover over More and then select Manage Sections at the bottom
  • Click to check or uncheck the sections you want to show or hide and then click Save

 

10. Hide your pictures and photo album

To edit the privacy settings for photo albums you’ve posted:

  • Open the album.
  • Tap  and then tap Edit.
  • Tap Audience and use the audience selector tool to choose who can see your album.

Note: Only the person who posted an album can change its privacy settings.

You can choose an audience for individual photos in the following albums:

  • Profile Pictures
  • Cover Photos
  • Mobile Uploads
  • Timeline Photos

To adjust the privacy settings of photos you’ve posted to these albums:

  • Tap the photo to view it
  • Tap More Options
  • Tap Edit Photo
  • Tap Audience and use the audience selector tool to choose who can see your photo.
  • Tap Done Editing

 

11. Hide Liked Pages

  • Go to your timeline, click the “More” drop down tab and click “Likes”
  • Click the edit (pencil) icon on the upper right hand of the page.
  • select “Edit Privacy” from the drop down menu.
  • Click the “arrow” button and select “Only Me”
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