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While it’s not possible to hide a particular friend from another friend on Facebook, you can hide your entire friend list from a specific user, giving you more control over your privacy. Here, we’ll show you how to hide your friend list on both desktop and mobile.

When you hide your friend list from a specific person, when they try to check your list, they won’t see anyone on it. This is the closest you can get to hiding a friend from someone on Facebook.

Note: You only have to follow this guide on either your desktop or mobile device. Facebook will automatically sync your changes across all your devices.

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Hide Your Facebook Friend List on Desktop

On your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, launch a web browser and open Facebook. Sign in to your account if you haven’t already done so.

Next, from Facebook’s top-right corner, select your profile icon (or the down arrow) and choose Settings & Privacy > Settings.

Facebook Settings menu on desktop

In “Settings,” from the left sidebar, select “Privacy.”

Privacy settings on Facebook

On the right pane, scroll down to the “How People Find and Contact You” section. Here, next to “Who Can See Your Friends List?,” choose “Edit.”

How people find and contact you settings on Facebook

In the same “Who Can See Your Friends List?” section, click the drop-down menu and select “Friends Except.”

Friends except option in Facebook Settings

On the “Friends Except” window, choose the person you want to hide your friend list from. Feel free to add multiple people here.

Save your changes by clicking “Save Changes” at the bottom of the window.

Friends except options in Facebook Settings

And that’s it. Facebook won’t show your list to the people you specified above. Others not on that list will still be able to see who you’re friends with.

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Hide Your Facebook Friend List Using the Mobile App

On an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, launch the Facebook app. Then, in the app’s top-right corner, tap the profile icon. Or, on iPhone, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the bottom right corner.

Scroll down the “Menu” page and select Settings & Privacy > Settings.

Facebook Settings on mobile app

Scroll until you reach “Audience and Visibility” and then tap “How People Find and Contact You.”

Next, select “Who Can See Your Friends List?” from the available options.

Friend list settings inside Facebook mobile app

On the “Friends List” page, select “Friends Except.”

Friends except settings on Facebook app

Select the people you want to hide your friend list from. Then, in the top-left corner, tap the back-arrow icon. Or, on iPhone, tap “Done.”

Friends except setting on Facebook app

And you’re all set. You’ve successfully specified the people you want to hide your friends from. Enjoy a bit more privacy on this giant social networking site.

Want to make your Facebook photos private too? If so, there’s an easy way to do that.

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