How to Make Your Photo Albums Private on Facebook

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How to Make Your Photo Albums Private on Facebook

Have you uploaded your photos to Facebook without limiting who can see them? Want now to put those pictures on private? Well, no one can deny that Facebook is a good place where we can share our personal photos with family members and closest friends. But uploading pictures to Facebook without setting the desired audience, may put you in some trouble. So, you need always to make sure to share your photos on Facebook with only people you trust and not with the entire world.

Here, in this step by step tutorial, I'm going to show you how to control who can see your Facebook photos or photo albums in general. It will be just an exception for the current profile picture and cover photo. They are always public by default and anyone can see them.

Ok? Let's get started!

How to Make Your Photo Albums Private on Facebook?

Step 1: Login to your Facebook account, then navigate to your timeline by clicking on your name at the top blue bar.

Facebook Homepage

Step 2: Click on Photos tab underneath the cover photo, then click Albums to view your existing photo albums.

Photo Albums

Step 3: Now, you can change the privacy settings for the albums that you've created by clicking the audience selector at the bottom right of those albums, then choose the audience you want from the drop down menu.

Album Privacy

For the albums that have been created automatically (Timeline Photos, Profile Pictures, Cover Photos, Mobile Uploads), you'll need to change the privacy for each photo individually.

To make any individual photo private, just open it and click the audience selector at the top right, then choose who can see it from the drop down menu.

Hide Individual Photo

Really, It'll be so hard to set the privacy for each photo individually. Especially, if you have a ton of photos. But, there is something you can do. It may save you time and get you out of this trouble. You can use a tool called Limit Past Posts, to prevent the public from viewing your personal photos. What does this feature do?

Simply, It'll set all your posts and photos on your Facebook timeline to only friends by one click. But also you should take in consideration that if you change your mind later, you won't be able to revert them back in one click. You'll need to do that for each post or photo individually. So, please think of it.

Want to use this tool?

If so, here is how to do that:

Step 1: Click the down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page and choose Settings.

Facebook Settings

Step 2: From the left side, click on the Privacy tab.

Privacy Tab

Step 3: Locate Who can see my stuff? and click on Limit Past Posts,click on Limit Old Posts button, then press Close.

Limit Past Posts limit old posts

Important Note: You should also make sure that no one is tagged in the photos you would like to make private, or they'll be able to see those photos as well as their friends.

Also, don't forget to customize who can see your next posts by changing your default sharing settings to the desired audience.

Here is how you can achieve that:

Step 1: Click the down arrow beside the privacy shortcuts icon at the top right of any Facebook page, then choose Settings.

Facebook Settings

Step 2: Click Privacy in the left side. After that click Edit next to Who can see your future posts? and choose the desired audience from the list. When you finish adjusting the audience for who can see your future posts, press Close.

Future Posts Who Can See Future Posts

Finally, to make sure that your photos and photo albums are private, you'll need to view your Facebook profile as a stranger.

To do so, click the three dots icon underneath your cover photo, choose View As..., then click Photos tab.

That's it for this post! Please, don't forget to share it with your friends on social media sites.

If you still have any question, please, just comment below.

Video Tutorial: How to Make Your Photo Albums Private on Facebook

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