How to Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines Like Google
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How to Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines Like Google

In this post, you’ll see the steps to hide your FB profile from search engines like Google.

You’ll also see the steps to set who can look you up on FB using your phone number and email address. Let’s begin.

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines

Search engines such as Google display links to your FB profile and publicly available information by default.

If you don’t want search engines to display a link to your profile, follow the steps below.

Remember that search engines can still show your profile’s publicly available information, people can still find you on Facebook using your name, and the search engines will reflect the change in a few weeks after following the below steps.

PC

Log in to your Facebook account and hit your profile picture in the top right.

Click on Settings & privacy > Settings.

Hit “Privacy” on the left sidebar.

Click “Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile” on the right. Uncheck the checkbox and click “Turn Off.”

For email address and phone number, follow these steps:

Click “Who can look you up using the email address you provided” and open the drop-down list. Pick the one you prefer.

Do the above for the “Who can look you up using the phone number you provided.”

That’s it. To revert, check the checkbox.

Android or iPhone

Open the Facebook app and hit the “Menu.”

Go to Settings & privacy > Settings > Profile settings > Privacy.

In the “How people find and contact you” section, hit “Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.”

Turn the toggle switch off, and you’ll see this message: Are you sure you want to disable public search? Turning this off means that your friends may not be able to find your profile if they use a search engine outside of Facebook.

Select “Disable” from the popup.

Disable option on Facebook for iPhone
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To set who can look you up on Facebook using the number and email, tap “Who can look you up using the email address you provided.”

You can see Everyone, Friends of friends, Friends, and Only me as options. Choose the one you prefer.

Email address screen
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Tap “Back arrow” at the top left and hit “Who can look you up using the phone number you provided.” Pick the one you like.

That’s all. To allow search engines outside of Facebook to display a link to your profile, turn the toggle switch on.

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