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How to Hide Facebook Posts / Show to Certain People

How to Hide Facebook Posts / Show to Certain People | Facebook gives us access to stay in touch with friends and family, especially when we are far away from, so as to let them know what’s happening around us. But there are post we might want to keep hidden from others/specific people on our friends list. This article will show you exactly how to do that.
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How to Hide Facebook Posts / Show to Certain People

Hiding post from certain people as well as showing a post to only certain people is easy with the underlisted post.

  • Firstly, log in to your Facebook account in a browser and write your post in the Status box.
  • Click the “Friends” button to the left of the “Post” button and then click “More Options.”

NB: The name on the button to the left of the “Post” button changes depending on your selection for who should see the post.

Here, the drop-down list expands to include additional options. Click “Custom.”

  • The “Custom Privacy” dialog box displays.
  • In the “Don’t share this with” section,
  • Click “These people or lists” box and start typing the name of the person with whom you don’t want to share the post.
  • A list of matching names displays as you type. Click the name of the desired person.
  • The name will displays in the “These people or lists” section.

You can also share a post only with specific people. By default, all your Friends are added into the “These people or lists” box in the “Share this with” section.

If you only want to share the current post with a certain person, click the “X” on the “Friends” box to remove it.

Add the desired person to the “These people or lists” box in the “Share this with” section the same way described above for the “Don’t share this with” section.

NB: If you want to share the post with a specific person, you don’t need to specify anyone in the “Don’t share this with” section. Your post will only be shared with the people you chose in the “Share this with” section.

  • Click “Save Changes” to return to your post.

You can check the status of who will see your post by moving your mouse over the “Custom” button. The current settings for who can see this post display in a popup above the button. [How to Hide Facebook Posts]

NB: This is the same button as the “Friends” button we talked about at the beginning of this article. The name has now changed to reflect the face that we select custom settings for who can see the post.

  • Click “Post” to share your post with the chosen people.

You can also change this setting for all future posts. You may want to do this if there’s a person you don’t want to “unfriend” but you don’t want them to see any of your posts. Click the down arrow on the right side of the top blue bar on your Facebook page. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu. [How to Hide Facebook Posts]

If you were in the middle of writing a post that you hadn’t posted yet, the following message displays. Click “Leave This Page” to go to the “Settings” page. Don’t worry, your post will still be there when you return to this page.

  • On the “Settings” page, click “Privacy” in the list of options on the left.

The “Privacy Settings and Tools” screen displays. In the “Who can see my stuff?” section, click “Edit” to the right of “Who can see future posts?”

How to Show or Hide Facebook Posts From Certain People

The section expands to display more options. Notice that the custom selections you made directly from the post are displayed when you move your mouse over the “Custom” button. Click the “Custom” button to access the options.

The “Custom Privacy” dialog box displays, just like when you clicked the “Friends” button as discussed earlier in this article. Make any changes you want and click “Save Changes.” These settings will be applied to all future posts.

Returning to the “Privacy Settings and Tools” screen, a “Remember” box will display, telling you that the setting you just changed is the same one you can change where you post. [How to Hide Facebook Posts]

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