Hide your Facebook profile: Get rid of spys and strangers

Facebook is becoming more popular day by day among users for its new and newer updates and features. This social media platform has been bringing new services to its users every now and then. No one can possibly think of leading a modern life now-a-days without a Facebook profile of their own.

Be it posting a status or uploading a picture or checking-in at somewhere, Facebook has become an inseparable part of our daily life. Not only have we had the whole world in our grasp through Facebook, but it also helps us establish connection with our lost friends.

Thinking about hiding your Facebook profile?

Many-a-times you may need to hide your Facebook profile. There are users out there who like to stay on Facebook on their own. They want to add only their real-life friends and acquaintances to their Facebook friends’ list and they’re not inclined to add strangers to that list. At the same time they don’t anyone other than their Facebook friends to find them, even if someone searched for them on Facebook using their email id or phone number. Well, there is a way to do that. You can use an option on your Facebook profile so that no one other than your Facebook friends can find you. Now learn how to do that.

How to actually hide your profile on Facebook

First of all, you need to go to the privacy settings of your Facebook profile. In the lower section of the page you will find ‘Who can look me up?’ part, just as in the picture below:

'Who can look me up?' section of Facebook profile settings page

Here you’ll see three options. In the first option you get to choose who can look you up using the email address you provided. You have to select one of the three choices: ‘Everyone’, ‘Friends of friends’, ‘Friends’. In the second option you get to choose who can look you up using the phone number you provided. In the third option you get to choose whether or not your Facebook profile is going to be linked with search engines other than Facebook itself.

If you keep your profile linked with all search engines, then people may find your profile on certain searches which may be good or bad depending on your particular case and choice. Suppose you’re a lawyer or a doctor, in that case you should keep your profile linked with all search engines. This way a person who is seeking legal or medical services will be able to reach you. But should you use your Facebook profile only to communicate with friends and acquaintances, then you should get rid of this linking. Best of luck with your privacy and Facebooking experience.

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