Hide Your Friends List on Facebook App (Android Tutorial)

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  • Post last modified:April 11, 2023
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Facebook gives you the option to make a few things about yourself hidden. Things like your age, email, phone number, etc.

Today, I will be showing you how to hide your friends with the Facebook app on your Android phone. Even though this is an Android tutorial, I believe this will work with the iOS version of the Facebook app.

Those of you who use iPhones should be able to do this as well, so here is a simple step by step method of doing it.

Step 1: Open the Facebook app and tap the Menu Icon on the top-right.

1 facebook menu icon

You should see an interface that looks like the image below.

2 facebook menu sample

Step 2: Scroll to the bottom and tap Settings & Privacy.

3 facebook settings and privacy option

Step 3: Tap Privacy Shortcuts.

4 facebook privacy shortcuts option

You should see a list of options like the image below.

5 facebook privacy shortcuts list

Step 4: Now tap See more privacy settings.

6 see more privacy settings

Step 5: In the “How People Find and Contact You” section, tap Who can see your friends list.

7 facebook who can see your friends list

Step 6: Now select the option you want.

In the image below, you can see that only my friends can see my list of friends, this way they can check if anyone sends them a request that I’m friends with.

8 facebook friends list privacy optoins

If you want to hide your friends list from everyone (including your friends), then tap See More, and then select Only Me.

9 facebook see more friends list privacy option
10 facebook see more 1

You can tell it is selected by the blue checkmark on the option.

11 facebook friends list privacy option selected 1

From now on, no one will be able to see your friends list while on Facebook.

Check out other tips and tricks like this on the website, or see simple video tutorials on my YouTube channel.