Can You Have a Facebook Album for Just One Person?

by Aaron Wein

Contrary to what many people might think of Facebook's sometimes invasive nature, the social networking website offers a slew of privacy options. For instance, Facebook allows you to set a very specific audience for your photo albums such as a group of friends. You can also create an album and set its privacy options so only one person can view it. This feature comes in handy if you want to share personal photos with a close friend while leaving the rest of Facebook in the dark.

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Log in to Facebook and select your name to view your profile page.

2

Select "Photos" to open your tagged photos.

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Select "Albums" to open a list of your photo albums.

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Select the "Audience Selector" button next to the album's name for which you want to edit privacy settings.

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Select "Custom" to open a pop-up window.

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Select the "These People or Lists" drop-down menu and choose "Specific People or Lists."

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Type the person's name into the Share This With field and select her name from the drop-down results list.

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Select "Save Changes."

Tips

  • Your Cover Photos album is always public.
  • You can choose the privacy for individual photos in the Mobile Uploads and Timeline Photos albums. Open the photo from the album, select "Edit," select the Audience Selector tool and choose your desired audience.
  • You can also set the privacy settings of an album as you create it. Select "Create New Album" from your Albums list, choose your desired photos and select "Save." A pop-up window opens allowing you to adjust settings. Select the "Audience Selector" tool and choose your desired privacy settings for the album.

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About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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