How to Hide Friends Posts on My Wall in Facebook

I like the privacy options on Facebook but I’m not very convinced with the range of privacy options available. Recently, Facebook has been working hard to combat the threat from Google Plus. Facebook has introduced major changes including the Timeline Profile page which will roll out officially on the 30th of September. Few weeks ago when Facebook introduced new privacy settings for posts I was very impressed. Users can now select and hide status updates from certain friends by creating lists. This feature was present in the popular Chinese social networking site renren but missing in Facebook.

Well, wall posts and photos are of major concern to users when it comes to privacy. I don’t like certain posts on my wall to be seen my every friend in my list. So, I was digging in the options to find out how I can block certain friends from viewing posts, especially those posted by friends on my wall.

Hide Friends Posts on My Wall in Facebook

Log into your Facebook account.

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On the top right hand corner, click on the drop down menu and go to Privacy Settings.

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Now, look for ‘How you Connect’ and choose ‘Edit settings’.

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A new box will pop up on your screen. Check the last option ‘Who can see posts by others on your timeline?” and change it to ‘Only Me’.

Click on ‘Done’.

That’s it! Now, your friends won’t be able to see what others post on your wall! If you want to check this, go to your profile and click on the drop down menu under your new Facebook cover and choose ‘view as’. Type a friend’s name and look at your profile.

PS: If you are interested in hiding posts by others on your wall from specific friends only then you can choose the option ‘Custom’ and then select a list instead of choosing ‘Only Me’.

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  • Chris Maloney

    One thing that was getting me when Facebook first rolled out this option was my posts were defaulting to self only when I didn’t intend them to be.  Not quite sure what happened but once I learned about these options I was able to see just how powerful it is.  

    I just wrote something similar but from the other side of the coin.  For instance, if you have a friend who posts things you really don’t care to see you can follow this guide to “mute” them.  
    http://www.mhilabs.com/blog/47-hide-wall-posts-from-friends 

    Thanks for the info.

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