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How to Lock Your Facebook Profile

By Hamid
How to Lock Your Facebook Profile

Wondering how to protect your profile with new Facebook Lock Profile feature? Want to lock your Facebook profile and keep it private from strangers? Well, if you would like to strengthen your privacy and make your Facebook private to non-friends, then you're in the right place.

First, what is the Facebook Lock Profile and what happens when you enable it?

Simply, it's a privacy feature that prevent non-friends from seeing your content on the platform. And once you lock your profile, only your friends will be able to see the following:

  • Photos, posts, stories and full-size profile picture or cover photo.
  • In addition, any new posts that you create will be shared with your friends only.
  • Any posts that you've shared in the past to Public will change to Friends.
  • Profile review and tag review will be turned on.
  • Only a portion of your About info will be visible to everyone on your profile.

Now you know what is the Facebook Lock Profile and what happens when you lock your profile, so let me show you exactly how to enable it on both mobile phone and desktop. Ready? Let's get started!

1. How to Lock Your Facebook Profile on Mobile?

1

Open the Facebook app on your phone and log into your account, if needed.

2

Tap the three lines icon located in the top right corner (Android) or in the bottom right corner (iPhone), then tap on your name.

Facebook Mobile Menu - Profile
3

Once in your profile page, tap on the three dots underneath your name.

Facebook App Profile Menu
4

From the profile settings page, tap the Lock profile option.

Facebook App Lock Profile
5

On the Lock your profile page, tap on the Lock your profile button at the bottom.

Facebook App Lock Your profile
6

A popup window will appear that says You locked your profile. Tap OK to finish the process of locking your Facebook profile.

Facebook App You locked your profile

If you change your mind and want to unlock your profile, simply follow the same steps. Go to your profile page, then tap the three-dots > Unlock profile > Unlock > Unlock your profile > OK.

That's it! This is how you can lock your Facebook profile on mobile.

2. How to Lock Your Facebook Profile on Desktop?

1

To begin, go to facebook.com and log into your account, if you haven't logged in already.

2

Go to your profile page by clicking on your name at the top right corner.

Facebook Profile Name
3

Once in your profile page, click the three-dots, then select the Lock Profile option as shown below.

Facebook Lock Profile
4

In the popup window that appears, click Lock Your Profile.

Facebook Lock Your Profile
5

Click OK to close the lock profile window

Facebook You've Locked Your Profile

To unlock your profile, simply follow the same steps. Go to your profile page, then tap the three-dots > Unlock profile > Unlock > Unlock your profile > OK.

That's it! That's all you need to do to lock your Facebook profile on desktop

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! 🙂

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