How to Hide Friends List on Facebook App and PC
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How to Hide Friends List on Facebook App and PC

By default, your friend list on Facebook is “Public.” It means that anyone can see it.

If you don’t want others to see your Facebook friends list, follow the steps below.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone) and FB desktop version. Let’s start.

How to Hide Facebook Friends List (PC)

Here are the steps:

Sign in to your Facebook account.

Hit your profile name in the left sidebar.

Click on “Friends.”

You’ll see a three horizontal dots button beside the “Find Friends.” Click on it and then click on the “Edit privacy” option.

You’ll see an “Edit privacy” pop-up.

In the pop-up, you’ll see a “Friends list” and beside them a button. Hit that button. You’ll see these options:

  • Public – Choose this one to let anyone view your friend list.
  • Friends – Choose this one to let only your friends view your friend list.
  • Friends except – If you select this one, all your friends view your friend list except the ones you choose.
  • Specific friends – Select this one to let only the friends selected by you see your friends list.
  • Only me – No one except you can see your friend list if you pick this option.

Select the one you prefer and hit the Done button. You must choose “Only me” if you don’t want others to see it.

That’s all.

See: How to Disable Facebook In-App Browser

How to Hide Friends List on Facebook (Android)

Here are the steps to hide your FB friends list on Android:

Open the Facebook app.

Tap on the Menu (the first icon from the right) at the top.

Hit Settings & privacy > Settings > Profile settings > Privacy.

You’ll see the “Who can see your friends list?” option. Read the crucial points beneath it. Tap the option.

To see all options, tap “See More.” Here are all the options:

All options regarding friend list
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  • Public – Anyone can view your friend list.
  • Friends – Only your friends can view your friend list.
  • Friends except – All your friends view your friend list except the ones you choose.
  • Specific friends – Only the friends selected by you can see your friends list.
  • Only me – Only you see your friend list.

Choose the one you prefer. To hide your friend list from everyone’s view except yours, choose “Only me.”

That’s it.

See: How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook

Hide Friends List on Facebook (iPhone)

Let’s see the steps to hide your Facebook friends list on your iPhone.

Launch the Facebook app.

Hit on the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the bottom.

Tap Settings & privacy > Settings > Profile settings > Privacy.

You’ll see the “Who can see your friends list?” option. Beneath it, you’ll see this message:

Who can see your friends list
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Remember, your friends control who can see their friendships on their own Timelines. If people can see your friendship on another timeline, they’ll be able to see it in News Feed, search and other places on Facebook. If you set this to Only me, only you will be able to see your full friends list on your timeline. Other people will see only mutual friends.

Tap the option.

To see all options, tap “More.” Here are all the options you can see:

Friends List screen
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  • Public – If you choose this one, anyone can view your friend list.
  • Friends – If you select this one, only your friends can view your friend list.
  • Friends except – If you pick this option, All your friends view your friend list except the ones you choose.
  • Specific friends – Only the friends selected by you can view your friend list.
  • Only me – Only you view your friend list.

Pick the one you prefer. To hide your friend list from everyone’s view except yours, choose “Only me.”

That’s it.

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