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How to Hide Facebook Photos from Friends or Public

Do you have a lot of old Facebook photos?

If you do, you might be looking to hide them from your friends or the public.

However, hiding all of your Facebook photos or hiding them in bulk is difficult.

The typical way of doing it is by hiding them one by one.

You can do this by changing the privacy of your individual photos to “Only me”.

This means that your Facebook photos can only be seen by yourself.

However, if you have a lot of photos, the process will take forever.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to hide Facebook photos, how to hide all photos or photos that you’re tagged in.

How to hide Facebook photos

How to hide Facebook photos

Here’s how to hide Facebook photos from your friends or the public:

  1. Open the Facebook app and go to your profile.
  2. Navigate to the photo that you want to hide.
  3. Tap on the three dots on top of the photo.
  4. Tap on “Edit Privacy”.
  5. Select “Only me”.
  6. Tap on “Done”.

After you’ve edited the photo’s privacy to “Only me”, only you can see it.

Your friends or the public will not be able to see the photo.

Keep in mind that this method only works well if you’re only looking to hide a few photos.

If you’re looking to hide a lot of photos, this method is not effective.

This is because you need to edit the privacy of each photo to “Only me”.

If you have hundreds of photos, this method will take forever.

If you want to hide a lot of photos, you can refer to the second section instead.

How to hide all Facebook photos

How to hide all Facebook photos
  1. Open the Facebook app and go to your profile.
  2. Scroll down your profile and tap on “Photos”.
  3. Select the “Albums” tab.
  4. Select the album that you want to hide.
  5. Tap on the three dots.
  6. Tap on “Edit album”.
  7. Select “Friends” (or the privacy setting that you’re currently using).
  8. Select “Only me”.
  9. Tap on “Done”.

By hiding an album, all of the photos inside it will be hidden as well.

This means that if you have a lot of photos in the same album on your Facebook profile, all of them will be hidden.

Only you can see the photos—your friends and the public will not be able to see them.

That said, hiding an album is the best way to hide all of your Facebook photos.

If you set the privacy setting to “Only me” for all of your albums, the majority of photos on your Facebook profile will be hidden.

To hide the rest of the photos on your profile, you can refer to the third section.

How to hide Facebook photos that you’re tagged in

Hide Facebook photos that you're tagged in
  1. Open the Facebook app and tap on the “Menu” icon on the bottom navigation bar.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Settings & Privacy”.
  3. Select “Settings”.
  4. Select “Profile and tagging”.
  5. Tap on “Who can see posts that you’re tagged in on your profile” under “Tagging”.
  6. Select “Only me”.

After you’ve selected “Only me”, only you will be able to see the posts that you’re tagged in on your profile.

Normally, if someone tags you in a post, the post will be shown on your profile.

By default, your friends will be able to see it.

However, you can change the privacy setting of who will be able to see the posts that you’re tagged in to “Only me”.

This will hide all of the posts that you’re tagged in on your profile from your friends and the public.

Combining this with hiding your albums and individual posts, your Facebook profile will be more or less private.

Conclusion

Hiding Facebook posts is a great way to prevent stalkers.

That said, the best way to prevent stalkers is to set all of your privacy settings to “Only me”.

This includes the settings from “Your Activity” and “How People Find and Contact You”.

That way, the public won’t be able to see most of your profile.

Unfortunately, unlike Instagram, there is no single option to set your Facebook account to private.

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