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How To Hide Mutual Friends On Facebook

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✎ Key Takes:

To hide mutual friends from Facebook, you can unfriend those people that appear as mutual on someone’s profile, and once you remove them (unfriend) the mutual friends will not be shown anymore.

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 them.

You have to change these privacy settings if you don’t want to publicly show the friend list.

How To Hide Mutual Friends On Facebook:

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.

1. Facebook Lock Profile Option

You should use the Facebook lock profile option to ensure that only your friends can see your mutual friends.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Just try the steps below:

Step 1: First of all, go to your Facebook profile by clicking on your profile picture or name.

Step 2: Then, click on the “…” (more) icon on your profile.

Step 3: Next, click on “Lock your profile” from the dropdown menu.

Step 4: Now, click ‘OK’ to lock your profile, allowing only your friends to see your mutual friends.

2. Hide on iPhone

 If you want to hide your mutual friends on Facebook using an iPhone, you’ll need to set its privacy to Only me so that only you can view the mutual friends you’ve with others.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook application on your iPhone.

Step 2: Next, if you’re not logged into the account, you’ll need to enter your login credentials to log in to your account.

Step 3: Then you need to click on the profile picture icon from the bottom right corner.

 click on the profile picture icon

Step 4: It will take you to the Menu page.  Scroll down and click on Settings & privacy.

 click on Settings & privacy

Step 5: From the drop-down options click on Settings.

options click on Settings

Step 6: Then search for Friends.

search for Friends

Step 7: Click on Who can see your friends list?

 Who can see your friends list

Step 8: Then you need to click on Only me so that only you can see your friend list on Facebook. This will also help you hide your mutual friends from others.

click on Only me

Go to the previous page to save the changes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why Are Mutual Friends on Facebook not showing?

If you find that you’re not able to see someone’s mutual friends on Facebook it might be because of privacy settings that the user has set on his Facebook profile.

For Its Privacy Settings

The user may have hidden his Facebook friends list from being viewed by anyone by setting it as Only me which is why you’re not able to check the mutual friends you’ve with him. However, if that’s not the reason, it can be either of the next two.

2. Is It Possible to Hide Mutual Friends on Facebook?

You can only hide the uncommon friends between you and your friend.

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

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