How to Hide Your Personal Information on Facebook

How to Hide Your Personal Information on Facebook

Updated on August 16, 2021

How much do you care about your personal information on Facebook? Are you happy with sharing your birthday, emails, phone number, home address, work, relationship and so many other information with the entire world? If not, there is no need to worry, it's not too late to put those personal information on private. You have the ability to control any piece of information in the About section.

In his post I will take you step by step on how to tweak your personal information settings and protect your online privacy.

Ready? If so, let's get started!

How to Hide Your Personal Information on Facebook?

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Navigate to your timeline, then click on About under your cover photo.

Facebook About Tab
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Now, we are going to start with the most sensitive information, "Contact and Basic Info".

Facebook Contact and Basic Info
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To change any information visibility, click the audience selector next to each entry and choose who can see it from the drop down menu.

- You can choose "Only Me" to hide it from all.

- You can choose "Friends" to share it only with your friends list.

- You can also choose "Custom" to share it with specific people or lists.

Hide Phone Number - Audience Selector
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For example, to hide your Mobile number, click the audience selector next to it, then select Only me to keep it to yourself and stop others from seeing it.

Facebook Mobile Phones Privacy
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To hide your email addresses click the audience selector next to each email address, then choose who can see it from the drop down menu.

Facebook Email Address Privacy
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To hide your birthday, scroll down to Basic info.

Facebook Basic Info-Privacy
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Click the audience selector next to your Birth date and Birth year then change the visibility to your liking.

Hide Birthday on Facebook

You can do the same thing to all the rest of your personal information in the About section, such as Work and Education, Places You've Lived, Family and Relationships, ...

To make sure that the settings are doing their job, you should see your profile as a stranger. To do so, click the eye icon underneath your cover photo, then click the About tab.

That's it! That's how you make your personal information private on Facebook using a computer or laptop.

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If you have any question regarding this post, just let me know in the comments below or send me a message on my Facebook page! I will be more than glad to help you out! 🙂