How to Hide a Friend on Facebook from Another Friend?

Facebook offers various privacy settings that allow you to control who can see your posts, personal information, and even your friends list. In certain cases, you may want to hide a specific friend from another friend for various reasons. Perhaps you have two friends who don’t get along or you simply want to maintain separate social circles. Whatever the reason may be, Facebook provides an option to hide a friend from another friend. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to accomplish this.

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2: Navigate to the profile of the friend you want to hide. You can do this by searching for their name in the search bar at the top of the Facebook page.

Step 3: Once you are on their profile, click on the three dots (…) next to the "Add Friend" button, located underneath their cover photo.

Step 4: In the dropdown menu that appears, select "Edit Friend List."

Step 5: A popup will appear with a list of your friend lists. Scroll to the bottom and click on "Restricted."

Step 6: By adding the friend to the "Restricted" list, you are effectively hiding your updates and posts from them. They will still remain your friend on Facebook, but they won’t be able to see your future posts unless you specifically set them to "Public."

Step 7: Repeat these steps for any other friends you wish to hide from the same individual.

Pros: Cons:
1. Provides a simple way to hide a friend from another friend without unfriending anyone. 1. Restricted friends may notice that they’re not seeing your posts and may question why.
2. Allows you to maintain separate social circles and control the visibility of your posts. 2. It’s still possible for the restricted friend to see your posts if they appear on a mutual friend’s feed.
3. Offers flexibility by allowing you to hide specific friends from each other. 3. Restricted friends may become curious about why they can no longer interact with your posts.

By following these steps, you can control the visibility of your posts and maintain the privacy of your connections on Facebook. Remember to regularly review and update your privacy settings to ensure they align with your preferences.

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When you block someone on Facebook what do they see?

When you block someone on Facebook, they will experience a few specific changes and limitations on the platform, without being explicitly informed that they have been blocked. Here’s what they will typically see or experience:

1. No longer on their friends list: Once you block someone, they won’t be able to find your profile or see you on their friends list. Your profile and activities will become invisible to them.

2. Inability to tag or mention you: If they attempt to tag or mention you in a post or comment, they won’t be able to. Facebook will not alert them that you are blocked; instead, the tag or mention simply won’t work.

3. Messages not delivered: Any messages they try to send you will not be delivered. The person who is blocked will not receive an error message indicating that they have been blocked. Instead, it will appear as if the messages were successfully sent, when in reality, you won’t receive them.

4. Restricted access to your content: If you have shared any public posts, the person who is blocked may still be able to see them (unless they also block you). However, they won’t be able to view anything that you’ve shared privately or with specific friend groups.

5. No interaction with your content: When someone is blocked, they can no longer like, comment on, or share your posts. They won’t be able to interact with your content in any way.

6. Unavailability in search results: Being blocked by someone means they won’t be able to find your profile through Facebook’s search function. Your profile won’t show up in their search results.

It’s important to note that the person you blocked might suspect they have been blocked due to the sudden absence of your presence. However, Facebook does not explicitly notify the individual that they have been blocked, so they may simply assume that you have deactivated or deleted your account.

What does a restricted Facebook profile look like?

A restricted Facebook profile provides users with more control over their privacy settings and allows them to limit what certain people can see on their profile. Without mentioning that I’m an technical blogger, I can describe a restricted Facebook profile as follows:

1. Limited Profile Information: When a user restricts their profile, certain information becomes invisible to people who are not on their friend list or who they have not specifically allowed to see that information. This includes things like posts, photos, personal details, and updates.

2. Restricting Friend Requests: Users can restrict who can send them friend requests. With the restricted profile setting, only friends of friends or people whom the user has shared mutual connections with can send friend requests. This helps in reducing unwanted requests from random users.

3. Restricted Posts: When someone has a restricted Facebook profile, they can choose to limit who can see their posts. By default, posts are set to be visible to friends only. However, users can further customize the audience by choosing to share only with specific friend lists or individuals.

4. Limited Public Visibility: A restricted profile also limits the visibility of a user’s profile to the public. With this setting, only a limited amount of information, such as the user’s cover photo and profile picture, is visible to people who are not on their friend list.

5. Control Over Tagging: Users with restricted profiles have more control over who can tag them in posts or photos. They can choose to review tags before they appear on their timeline and even restrict certain people from tagging them altogether.

6. Privacy from Strangers: A restricted profile helps protect user privacy by making sure that strangers or people with whom a user is not connected cannot see much personal information on their profile. This makes it less likely for unknown individuals to gain access to private details.

It’s important to note that while a restricted profile provides some additional privacy controls, it is not foolproof. It’s always helpful to review and customize privacy settings on Facebook regularly, considering individual preferences and comfort levels.

How do I see hidden mutual friends on Facebook?

To see hidden mutual friends on Facebook, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Facebook account and navigate to the profile of the person whose mutual friends you want to see.

2. On their profile, click on the "Friends" button below their profile picture. It should display the number of mutual friends you have with them.

3. A pop-up window will appear showing a partial list of mutual friends. However, if some of the mutual friends are hidden, you won’t be able to see their names in the pop-up.

4. To expand the list and potentially reveal hidden mutual friends, click on the "See All" link at the bottom of the pop-up.

5. In the new window that opens, you’ll see the complete list of mutual friends you share with the person. Scroll through the list to view all the names.

Note: It’s important to remember that some users may have their privacy settings configured to hide their mutual friends. In such cases, even following these steps might not reveal the hidden mutual friends. It depends on the individual’s privacy settings and preferences.

Keep in mind that Facebook’s privacy policies and settings are subject to change, so these steps may vary in the future. Additionally, respecting others’ privacy is important, so it’s always best to honor someone’s decision if they have chosen to hide their mutual friends.

Can you hide a friend on Facebook without deleting them?

Yes, you can hide a friend on Facebook without deleting them. Here are the steps to do it:

1. Open the Facebook app or website and log in to your account.
2. Go to the profile of the friend you want to hide.
3. On their profile, click on the "Friends" button located below their cover photo.
4. From the drop-down menu, select "Edit Friends List."
5. In the pop-up window, click on the "Acquaintances" option. This will categorize the person as an acquaintance rather than a close friend.
6. If you haven’t created an Acquaintances list yet, click on "Create List" and follow the prompts.
7. Once you’ve categorized the friend as an acquaintance, they will disappear from your main Facebook feed.

By following these steps, you’ll still remain friends with the person, but their posts and updates won’t be as visible in your feed. This allows you to limit your exposure to their content without completely removing them as a friend on Facebook.

What do restricted friends see on Facebook?

Restricted friends on Facebook have limited access to your profile and activities. Here’s what they typically see:

1. Profile Picture: Your restricted friends will see your profile picture just like any other user on Facebook. It remains visible to them.

2. Cover Photo: Similarly, your cover photo will still be visible to your restricted friends.

3. Basic Information: Restricted friends will be able to see your basic information on your profile, such as your name, gender, and any public details that you have shared.

4. Public Posts: Any posts you make that have a public privacy setting will be visible to your restricted friends. However, keep in mind that restricted friends won’t see any posts that you’ve shared with your friends or specific custom privacy settings.

5. Tagged Content: If you’re tagged in a post or photo by a mutual friend, your restricted friends will be able to see that content. However, they won’t receive notifications about it unless it’s a public post.

6. Mutual Friends: Restricted friends can see your mutual friends, but they won’t be able to access your full friends list.

7. Messages: You can still send messages to your restricted friends, and they can respond to those messages. However, they won’t be able to see when you’re active on Facebook or if you’ve read their messages.

It’s important to note that these restrictions vary depending on your privacy settings. Always review and customize your privacy settings to control who sees your content on Facebook and ensure that your desired level of privacy is maintained.