How to Hide a Facebook Post From Someone

Facebook is a great tool for businesses to connect with their audience as well as help individuals stay in touch with friends and family.

However, sometimes you don’t want certain persons to see what you post on Facebook.

With the introduction of the Facebook “Hide Posts” feature, you can now control who sees certain posts.

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This allows you to control exactly what your audience sees, and when they see it.

In this article, I’ll show you how to use the Facebook “Hide Posts” feature to keep your content secret until it’s time to make it public.

So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

See Also: How to Unhide a Post on Facebook for Android, iOS and PC

 

What Happens When You Hide a Post on Facebook?

The ”hide post” feature allows users to hide posts from their friends. This can be very useful if you want to keep something private, or if you just want to remove a post.

When you hide a post on Facebook, it’s like it disappears off the face of the earth. This is completely false.

It doesn’t really go away, it just gets buried deep in the news feed where no one can see or find it except you.

 

Why Should You Hide Your Facebook Post?

If you are worried about your privacy on Facebook, then you should definitely hide your posts.

This is enable you have control of the content that you share on the internet.

 

How to Hide a Post on Facebook from Certain People on Desktop

It’s simple to hide a post from a friend on Facebook and at the same time show it to certain persons.

To hide a post on Facebook, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your Facebook account from the browser.
  • Tap on the status section that says What’s on your mind?
  • Tap on the “Friends” button at the top left of the post section, then tap on the ”More Options.”
  • The expanded list will display additional options. Tap on “Custom.” This will display a dialog box.
  • In the “Don’t share this with” tab, tap in the “These people or lists” box and enter the name of the friends that you don’t want to share the Facebook post with.
  • As you type the names, a list of matching Facebook users will show up. Tap on the name of the desired person. These names in the “These people or lists” section will be excluded from seeing your post.
  • Finally, click on ”Save.”

That’s it. You post will be hidden from these persons.

See Also: How to Connect Instagram to Facebook

 

How to Share Facebook Post with Specific Friends

By default, Facebook shares your post to everyone. However, you may decide to share you post to specific persons.

To share you post to specific persons, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your Facebook account from the browser.
  • Tap on the status section that says What’s on your mind?
  • Tap on the “Friends” button at the top left of the post section, then tap on the ”Specific friends.”
  • Check the names of the friends that will see the post and their names will appear under the ”Friends who will see your post” section.
  • Once you are done, click on ‘‘Save changes.”

That’s it. Your post will be shown to these specific persons that you have selected on Facebook.

Note: You can change the settings of your post anytime as you may wish.

 

How to Hide a Post on Facebook from Friends using the App

There’s not much difference when hidding a post on desktop and the mobile app, except the interface that looks different.

To hide a Facebook post from a friend on the app, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your Facebook account from the browser.
  • Tap on the status section that says What’s on your mind?
  • Tap on the “Friends” button from the list of options displayed.
  • Next, select ”Friends except’‘ option.
  • Enter and select the name of the friend you don’t want to show your post by clicking on the icon next to their name.
  • Finally, click on ”Done” to save the changes.

 

How to Hide a Facebook Post from a Friend without Blocking or Unfriending Them

If you have a friend on Facebook that you don’t want to unfriend, but you don’t want your post to be seen by them, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your Facebook account.
  • On your profile page, click on the down-arrow icon at the top right of your screen.
  • Click on “Settings & Privacy.” 
  • Next tap on ”Settings.”
  • At the Settings page, tap “Privacy” to see the list of options.
  • The “Privacy Settings and Tools” page will be displayed.
  • In the “Your Activity” section, tap “Edit” to the right of “Who can see future posts?” You will see the customization you have made before now if any. Tap on the “Custom” button to see more options.
  • Tap on the ”Friends’‘ icon with a drop down and select ”Friends except’‘ option.
  • Enter and select the name of the friend you don’t want to show your post by clicking on the icon next to their name.
  • Finally, click on ”Save changes.” 

This changes will be applied to your future post and your friend will not see your Facebook post anymore.

See Also: How to Hide Instagram Posts from Someone

 

Why can’t I Hide a Post on Facebook?

If you have followed the steps above and still can’t hide a post, make sure that your Facebook app is running on the latest version if you doing this from the app.

Perhaps, the issue persist, kindly contact Facebook Support Representative to help you fix the issues.

 

 

Conclusion

Facebook hide post feature is a great way to control what content certain of you friends can see. Hence, giving you more privacy.

Following this steps in this article, you should be able to hide a Facebook post easily.

 

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