How to Make All Photos Private On Facebook at Once?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To make all your photos private on Facebook, you’ll need to change the audience of the pictures one by one to Only Me. 
  2. You’ll need to open a picture, then click on the three dots icon, and then click on Edit Privacy. 
  3. Click and choose the Only Me option to change its audience so that the old pictures can only be available for you to see. No one else on Facebook will be able to see those pictures if you change its audience to Only Me. 
  4. This can be done both by using the mobile app of Facebook and from a laptop. 
  5. You can also lock your profile to hide all of your profile stuff including photos, posts, and information from everyone except your profile friends. After locking your profile, unfriend that user whom you don’t want to see your photos on Facebook. 
  6. To hide Facebook pictures from particular someone, either block the user directly on Facebook or you can change the privacy settings of your future post to exclude that particular user from seeing your photos on Facebook. 
  7. You need to choose the Friend except for option and then exclude the user by marking him or her on the list.

How to Make Your All Photos Private on Facebook?

For Mobile:

When you want to make all your previous photos private on Facebook, you need to change the audience of the post so that it can only be available for you to see and none else. If you change the audience of the old pictures to Only Me, it will get hidden from your friends or any other user and will look like you’ve never uploaded any pictures or have deleted the old ones.

Your Facebook friends won’t be able to know that you’ve changed the privacy of the pictures to Only Me. Therefore, if you want to hide all your old Facebook pictures, you don’t need to delete them from your account, rather change their audience to make them invisible to everyone including your profile friends.  However, you need to manually change the audience of all the pictures one by one. So, it can be a little time-consuming if you have many pictures on your profile. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook application.

Step 2: Next, click on the three dots icon, then click on your profile name to get into the profile page.

click on the three lines icon

Step 3: Scroll down to find the option Photos. 

find the option Photos

Step 4: Then click on UPLOADS to enter the section where you’ll be able to see all your pictures listed one after another. 

click on Uploads to enter

Step 5: Click on one picture at a time. 

Step 6: As the picture shows up on the screen, click on the three dots icon. 

click on the three dots icon on facebook

Step 7: Next, click on Edit Privacy.

click on Edit Privacy

Step8: Click on See More. 

Step9: You’ll need to choose the option Only Me by clicking on it. 

choose the option Only Me

For PC:

You can change the audience of your pictures from the laptop or PC too. Changing the audience of the picture to Only Me will help you hide the picture from everyone on Facebook. It will only be available for your to view. This process can be a little time-consuming as the changing of the audience of the picture needs to be done one by one manually.

This method makes your pictures invisible to your Facebook friends or anyone except you. To them, it would look like you don’t have old photos on your profile anymore or you’ve deleted them.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account, using Google Chrome or any other browser from your laptop. 

Step 2: Next, you need to click on the Photos option that’s on your profile page.

click on the Photos option

Step 3: Then as all of your pictures appear on the screen, you need to click and pick one after one picture and then click on the three dots icon. 

click on the three dots icon

Step 4: You’ll be able to see the option Edit audience.

option Edit audience

Step 5: Next, you’ll have to choose Only Me so that it can be hidden from everyone on Facebook. From now,  only you’ll be able to see your old pictures from your profile and none else as you’ve changed their privacy to Only Me. 

you'll have to choose Only Me

How to Make All Photos Private On Facebook at Once?

Facebook, in recent years, has introduced the Locked Profile feature that helps users to lock their profiles from non-friends.  If you turn on the Locked Profile feature of Facebook, your profile won’t be available to be stalked by anyone except the ones who are on your friend list. The Locked Profile feature locks your profile information like pictures, bio, posts, etc from the ones who are not on your friend list. 

Therefore, another way to instantly hide Facebook photos and other stuff from the public on Facebook is by using the Locked Profile feature. After you enable the Locked Profile feature, no one except your friends will be able to view all your photos, videos, etc as they’re on your friend list.   

If you want to hide your photos from someone who’s on your friend list, you need to remove that user from the friend list, so that the person will find your profile locked and will not be able to see your photos or anything inside the profile. 

Steps to turn on the locked profile feature using the mobile app of Facebook: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: You need to first open the application. 

Step 2: Next, click on the three lines icon. 

click on the three lines icon

Step 3: Then click on your profile name to enter the profile page.

click on your profile name

Step 4: Just below the profile page, you’ll find the three dots option next to the Edit Profile option. Click on it. 

find the three dots option

Step 5: Then, you’ll be able to see the option Lock Profile.

 see the option Lock Profile

Step 6: You’ll be redirected to the next page where you’ll need to click on Lock your profile.

click on Lock your profile

Your profile will be locked. Now, if you want to hide your Facebook photos from a particular someone, scroll down the profile page and click on See all friends. Enter the friend’s name in the input box and then search for him/ her. From the search results, click on the three dots icon that’s next to your friend’s name and then click on Unfriend (name of the user). As the user is not in your friend list anymore, he or she won’t be able to stalk your profile as it will be locked for him or her. 

How To Hide All Photos from a Particular Person on Facebook?

There are some indirect ways to hide your photos and all stuff from someone by doing certain things:

1. You Can Block the Person 

The quickest of all the ways to hide your photos from a particular someone is to block the user. The user won’t get any direct notification from Facebook if you block him or her. He or she won’t be able to find you anymore on Facebook to stalk your profile. Therefore, it won’t be possible for him or her to see your pictures.

 In this case, you don’t need to change the audience of the picture directly from the picture’s settings, rather you need to simply and directly block the person on Facebook. The user whom you’re blocking won’t be able to see your upcoming post as well as your existing post because he will not find your Facebook profile anymore. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Facebook and get into your profile page.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on See all friends.

click on See all friends

Step 3: Next, search for the user in the input box.

search for the user

Step 4: From the result list, click on the three dots icon next to the person’s name whom you want to block. 

three dots icon next to the person's name

Step 5: Click on Block (name).

Click on Block (name)

2. You can hide all photos from Specific Person

Another way out is to change the privacy settings to hide all your future posts from someone in particular. If you want to hide your pictures from someone who’s on your friend list, you don’t need to remove the user from your friend list anymore for this method, rather you can change your profile privacy to hide your upcoming post and pictures from the user directly. 

For this method, it’s possible to choose more than one person from whom you want to hide your upcoming posts. You’ll be able to exclude all those Facebook friends whom you don’t want to see your Facebook post and pictures. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app and click on the three lines icon.

click on the three lines icon

Step 2: Scroll down the page and click on Settings and Privacy.

click on Settings and Privacy

Step 3: Next, click on Settings. 

click on Settings

Step 4: Then you’ll need to scroll down the list of options and click on Post.

click on Post

Step 5: Click on Who can see your future posts? Then you’ll need to click on Friends except.

Who can see your future posts
click on Friends except

Step6: You need to mark the name of those friends from whom you want to hide your future post. 

You need to mark the name

To do that, you can either search for the user by entering the name on the input box and then click on the name of the user to mark it or you can scroll down the list to mark the name. 

Marked names will have a red sign next to them. 

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained all the various ways to hide your pictures on Facebook. You can do it by changing the audience of each of the pictures to Only Me using the Facebook app on mobile or web-based Facebook on a laptop. Pictures can be hidden from everyone except friends by locking your profile too.

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