What is the very first thing you look at when a complete stranger sends you a friend request on Facebook? See if they have anything in common with their profile picture, cover photo, bio, or list of friends. Even if “mutual friends” aren’t your top priority, they could be the deciding factor in whether or not you say yes to their request. Confused as to how?
This is because you’ll feel more comfortable striking up a conversation with them if you know that some of your mutual friends include wonderful people you already know in real life. What do you think? Now, Facebook friends are at the heart of the issue we’ll be discussing today.
You’ve found the right blog if you’re looking for a way to keep your mutual Facebook friends from showing up in the news feeds of other Facebook users.
If you want to know if this is even possible, and if so, how to do it, then you should stick around until the end. We’ll also talk about how to adjust the settings for everyone on your Facebook friend list later.
Can You Hide Mutual Friends on Facebook?
Let’s talk about mutual friends for a minute before we get to your question. When there are three people in a group, a mutual friend is someone who is friendly with two of the others, even if the two acquaintances aren’t particularly close.
If you and the third person whose profile you’re viewing have mutual friends, that means the two of you are friends with each other. Many people on social media are more likely to open up to total strangers with whom they share friends or connections. This is because having these friends in common gives them confidence that there is a connection between them in the real world, even though this may not always be the case.
Now, to get back to our original question: Can Facebook friends be hidden from one another?
Sorry to break it to you, but that functionality is currently unavailable on our platform. Facebook makes it a point to keep the mutual friends feature accessible to all users because of the value it adds in allowing people to meet new people and broaden their social circles.
If two people have mutual friends, both of them will be able to see each other’s friend lists regardless of your privacy settings. For the time being, this is all we know; however, if the service ever implements a privacy option that allows you to hide your mutual friends, you can rest assured that we will let you know about it first.
How to Hide Mutual Friends on Facebook
- If you haven’t already, launch Facebook and sign in.
- Click the three-line icon in the upper right corner of your screen once you’re viewing your newsfeed.
- After selecting it, a drop-down menu will appear; from there, selectOptions and personal data protection.
- The following step is to selectSettings,which one will appear first when it’s used.
- If you go down to the section labeled “Audience and Visibility,” you can toggleMethods of Contacting You.
- There are a total of five questions, and your particular interest lies with the second:Who can see my friend list?Press the button.
- It’s possible you’ve never changed this option before, and if that’s the case, you’ll noticePublicuses the default option.
- If you change your Facebook privacy settings to include “Only Me,” only you will be able to see your friends list.
- Now, have your palsPut restrictions on who can see their friend list. to Only MeYour shared friends will be concealed from them.
As a Conclusion:
As we’ve seen today, you have no say over which of your Facebook friends can see your other friends. There’s no way to hide this update, which was released to help users feel more comfortable making new friends and expanding their social circle.
If, however, you’re having trouble keeping certain people off your friend list, you can hide it from them individually. It’s common practice for people to stick with the same group of friends.Only MeIf you’d rather change something else, we’ve detailed the steps necessary to do so on the platform’s blog. Feel free to share your success story with us if you found that the information presented in this blog was useful in resolving your issue.