How to Semi-Hide Your Facebook Profile From the Public

Facebook is undoubtedly the world's most popular social media platform that connects family members, relatives, colleagues, school mates and even new friends hence everyone want his or her profile to be easily reachable and accessible by the public.

However, there some people or some situations that demands that your profile will be a bit hidden to a substantial number of people. Some want to only connect with people they know instead of random friends and those that searched them via search engines. So this post will show you some simple steps to take in order to hide your Facebook profile or make it more difficult to find.


✔️ Log in to your Facebook account, then go to Settings. To do this, click on the arrow into the top right of the screen, then scroll down to Settings.
✔️ On the next page, click on Privacy on You will see a list of privacy settings for your account. All you need to focus on are the Who can Contact me and the Who can Look Me Up options.
✔️ Now click on Edit beside the Who Can Send Me a Friend Request option. When the options come up, click on the dropdown menu and select Friends of Friends.
✔ Then, click on the Who can Look You Up Using Email Address. Click on the dropdown menu that comes up and select either Friends or Friends of Friends.
✔️ Do the same thing for the next option, Who Can Look You Up Using The Phone Number You Provided. Select either Friends or Friends of Friends.
✔️ Now, click on Edit next to Do You Want Search Engines Outside of Facebook to Link to Your Profile. Uncheck the box that says Allow Search Engines Outside of Facebook to Link to Your Profile, then click Turn off.

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By completing these steps, you have drastically reduced the possibility of unknown people locating you on Facebook. The people that can see you will just be some friends of your friends.


  1. Wow! This is really educative.
    Thanks for showing us the steps.

  2. Woa!!!!! This is awesome.. Its helpful bro