How to Make Your Facebook Profile Invisible to Certain Friends

By Ana Chandler

You may want to prevent friends, parents or co-workers from seeing your Facebook profile. Fortunately, Facebook privacy has a solution: the limited profile feature. This feature lets you control what parts of your profile a friend can see and which parts stay hidden. Facebook divides the limited profile features into three groups: "Things I Share," which includes status updates, general profile information and check-ins; "Things Others Share," like tagged photos, wall posts and comments; and "Contact Information," which blocks your home address, email address or phone number.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account. Click "Account" from the top-right menu, then choose "Privacy Settings."

Step 2

Click "Custom Settings" from the "Custom" tab.

Step 3

Decide what to prevent the person from seeing. Click the drop-down menu beside the profile feature you want to block and select "Customize." Type the person's name in the box and hit "Enter." Prevent multiple friends from seeing your information by adding a comma after the first friend's name, then typing the second friend. For example, hide status updates from the friend by typing her name in the "Posts by Me" column. Prevent her from seeing tagged photos of you by entering her name under "Photos and videos you're tagged in."

Make your entire profile invisible by entering the person's name manually under each section; there is no fast way to do this. Speed up the process by typing the person's name, highlighting it and copying it by right-clicking the name and selecting "Copy." Right-click and paste it in the name box for each entry.