How to Hide Mutual Friends list on Facebook [NEW]

Is that the only way to hide your friend list by blocking your friends on Facebook?

Absolutely not.

Facebook, over time, developed many privacy features for users to give full control of the profile. The most important is the Facebook privacy setup for the friends-list.

So, now you don’t need to hide your profile entirely by blocking people to prevent them from seeing your friends connected with you. You can edit the settings by clicking on it. Editing privacy settings makes it easier than before and now you are able to hide Facebook friends list from people.


Facebook has a friend list option on the user’s profile page, located below the cover photo, on the left side. By default, it is set to display all of your friends to everyone who sees your profile.

So, you have to make the choice to make changes on these privacy settings if you don’t want to show the friend list publicly.

You can do it from any device you use, like iPad, Android, PC (Windows, Linux, Mac). The best part is you can hide the friend list from even a particular person or from everyone except someone.

Just follow the step-by-step guide to complete your privacy setup. You will be able to not only hide your friends but also I will show you a method to keep your profile limited to even mutual friends.


Reasons to Hide Facebook Friend List [How it works?]

Some people do not want to hide their Facebook friend list, but some people want to do it. Every Facebook user has its own view of controlling their Facebook account.

Maybe they are trying to give security to family members or friends so that no other Facebook users can talk with them and can’t see what they’ve shared on their timeline.

If you are feeling uncomfortable to share your friend list with Public or other friends, then Facebook provides us with an opportunity to hide Facebook friends list from others.

Hide Friends On Facebook From Other Friends

Facebook added new custom settings which you can take advantage of if you need to hide your friends from someone or to show all friends only to a particular person.

It is named as Custom privacy settings to hide friend list.

Just check the step-by-step guide below:

Step 1
At first, click on the pencil icon from the Friends tab.

Step 2
Then click on ‘Edit privacy’ option which is shown there.

Step 3
Now, click on ‘Custom’ gear icon option.

custom settings to hide mutual friends

Step 4
A pop-up will be displayed named as custom privacy. There will be two options: Share with & Don’t share with.

hide friends list on facebook

If you select one person in Share with the list then the friend list will be visible to that person only. Rest of the friends will be unable to see this list.

Step 5
Now for ‘Don’t Share with’ option, you can hide the list from some particular persons added in ‘Don’t share with’. The friend list with is invisible from those people. In this case, you have to select ‘Share with’ to Friend or Friends of Friends.

hide friend list on facebook

You can check the results once it is done. Click ‘Save Changes’.

Step 6
Now, once the custom system is done. Click on ‘Done’ to take effect of the settings.

That was the simplest & powerful way to hide the list which offered by Facebook to its users.

How to Hide Facebook Friend List using PC?

It is a very simple method, and you are just a few steps away. So, to do this, you have to follow some steps shown below-

At first, login to your Facebook account and then go to your Facebook profile page.

Then, there you will see Friends option, just click on it. It opens the list of your all Facebook friends.

Then click on the Manage button which looks like a pencil.

After clicking on the manage button, you will Edit the privacy option. Click on it and it opens a new popup box where you can find different privacy options.

Hide Facebook Friends List on PC

After clicking on the edit privacy, you will see Friend List option at the top position, and on the right side, you will find a Public option. Then click on it, and you will see a drop-down menu. From there just select the Only me option and click on it. At last click on the done button to save the new settings.

**Note: We will also discuss on how to hide friend list on Facebook using an Android phone.

So if you want to make your Facebook friends list private then follow the process step-by-step given below.

Hide Facebook Friends on Android Mobile

If you are using a smartphone then also no need to worry. We have also shown the method for mobile devices below-

At first, open your mobile internet browser to reach so that you can log in. Then insert your email address and password and click on log in.

After the successful login to Facebook, go to your Facebook profile page and here you will see Friends option; just click on it.

Hide Facebook Friends List android, samsung, iphone

After that here you will see the public option which means your Facebook friend list is visible to everybody. So click on the public option to hide your friend list and then click on more to view more options.

After that here you will see different options, just like the Public, Friends and Only me. If you want to hide your friends list completely then choose the “Only me” option.

Hide Facebook Friends List in mobile

So this is how you can easily hide Facebook friends list from your family and friends and now no user can see your friend list.

Is It Possible to Hide Mutual Friends on Facebook?

A: You can only hide the uncommon friends between you and your friend. But, sometimes it is necessary to chat with the person without revealing him with your friend.

In that case, it will be useful to know that you can chat with any person even he or she is not in your friend list. You can find the received messages inside the ‘Message Requests‘ option.


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