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How to Lock Facebook Profile | Lock Your Facebook Profile via Mobile App or Desktop

Lock Your Facebook Profile via Mobile App or Desktop: In this article, we will show you the simple steps on how to Lock Your Facebook Profile via Mobile App or Desktop.

How to Lock Facebook Profile

How to Lock Facebook Profile: If you are making advances on adding more privacy to your Facebook account by locking your profile, then, Facebook has made it possible, so that people who are not on your Facebook friends list will only see a limited view of the profile. A locked profile will show photos and posts on the timeline, profile picture and cover photo, stories, and new posts only to people who are in the friends list. Also, your ‘Public’ posts will not be public anymore and it will be only visible to people on your friends list.

Locking your Facebook profile can either be done on from the mobile app or from your browser.

Note: The desktop version of Facebook does not have the option to lock your profile, but there is a way it can be done. Also, this feature is limited to the Android app. Below are the steps needed on how you can lock your Facebook profile.

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Lock Facebook Profile Using Mobile App

Using Android mobile app to lock your Facebook profile:

  • Open the Facebook app and tap on your profile
  • Tap the Three dot menu icon next to ‘Add to Story’
  • You will see a Lock Profile option, tap on it
  • The next page will give you details on how it works
  • At the bottom, you will see Lock Your Profile, tap on it
  • Then a pop-up that says ‘You Locked Your Profile’, tap on OK

Lock Facebook profile Using desktop

As there is no direct way to lock your app from the browser, there is a way it can be done, if you do not have access to the mobile app.

  • Go to https://www.facebook.com/
  • Click on your profile icon in the URL, replace ‘www‘ with ‘m‘ so that the URL now reads ‘m.facebook.com/yourprofilename
  • This will take you to a mobile version of Facebook on your desktop browser and you should see a Three dot menu next to the Edit Profile option
  • Click on the Three dot menu, and you will see the Lock Profile option, click on it
  • The next page will show you how locking works, just like the Android version, with an option to Lock Your Profile at the bottom. Click on it
  • Finally, your profile is now locked

iOS users can use the desktop guide to lock their profiles or lean an Android device and follow the steps above to do same.

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If you make a change of mind and want to unlock your Facebook profile, use the same steps above, but instead of the Lock Profile option, you will now see an Unlock Profile option, tap on it and select Unlock on the next screen. You will see a brief-note on how unlocking your profile works and an option to Unlock Your Profile at the bottom, click on it and your profile will be unlocked.

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