How to hide your friends list on Facebook

It can be hidden from all your contacts or from specific people.

Throughout its almost 20 years on the web, Facebook has been characterized by incorporating various control tools for users in the event that they want to hide, for whatever reason, their friends list. This feature is available on the desktop and mobile versions, although doing it once will suffice.

According to the platform’s options menu, the social network allows you to enable this function on all devices where there is an active account.

The friends list can be delete for everyone in general or for specific people. However, it is only hiding since if you dig a little through the menus you will end up finding it.

To hide this list, you just have to follow a few simple steps, which are very similar to those of the version of Facebook for internet browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox, among others.

By enabling the option to hide the friends list, the social network will hide you on all devices where there is an active account.
  • Open any browser and open Facebook.
  • When you have entered the account, you must touch the downward triangle icon, which is in the upper right corner.
  • Open the “Settings and privacy” menu.
  • Open the Settings menu.
In the Facebook Settings menu you can adjust the privacy parameters of the account.

In the Facebook Settings menu you can adjust the privacy parameters of the account.

  • In the vertical menu on the left, enter Privacy.
  • A large menu will open. Locate the section How people can find you and contact you.
in the option "Who can see your friends list?" you can hide the contact list.

In the option “Who can see your list of friends?” you can hide the contact list.

  • In “Who can see your friends list?” you can configure the list of people who can see this information or hide it for everyone

How to hide the list of Facebook friends on mobile

Facebook on mobile. /Shutterstock

Facebook on mobile. /Shutterstock

To hide this list from the app, you only have to follow a few steps, both in the versions for devices with the Android or iOS operating system:

  • Open the Facebook app
  • Open the Menu and enter Settings and privacy
  • Open the Settings menu
  • Locate the “How can people find and contact you” section
  • In “Who can see your friends list?” you can configure the list of people who can see this information or hide it for everyone

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