Just like any social media site, Facebook allows you to make your profile private if you want. The difference with Facebook is that you can hide individual parts of your profile, different personal info, and you have the ability to hide individual photos or whole albums without blocking a person completely. This is a nice feature, but how do you use it?

How to Hide Your Timeline Photos on Facebook

1. First, you want to open your Facebook App on your mobile device. This icon is blue with a white F inside it. If you aren’t already logged in on your phone or tablet, you will need to enter your email address or mobile phone number and your password

2. Once you are logged in, tap on the Menu button which looks like Three Horizontal Lines in either the top or bottom right corner of your screen depending on what device you are using

your name

3. Now, tap on your name which will be a tab at the top of this menu, and this will take you to your profile page

photo you are wanting to hide

4. Scroll down until you see the photo you are wanting to hide and tap the down facing arrow in the top right corner of the post to open a drop down menu

Hide from Timeline option

5. In this drop down menu, you will tap the Hide from Timeline option

hide this photo

6. A prompt will appear on your screen asking if you want to hide this photo or cancel the action. Tap Hide or Confirm and this will remove the photo from your timeline, but the photo will still show up in its’ album

How to Hide Your Timeline Photos on Facebook

1. You need to go to Facebook on your favorite web browser. If you aren’t already logged in, you will need to enter your email address and your password to log in. once you are logged in your News Feed should load

Profile page

2. You will need to click on your name here. It should be in the top right corner of the web browser page. Clicking this will take you to your profile page

Timeline

3. Scroll down to the photo that you are wanting to hide on your Timeline. When you find it, click on the down facing arrow in the top right corner of the photo post

4. In the drop down menu that appears, click on the Hide from Timeline option. This should be around the middle of the menu

5. A prompt will appear asking if you are sure you want to hide this from your timeline or if you want to cancel the action. Click on Hide again here

How to Hide Photos and Albums on Your Facebook

Before you start, you need to know a few details. You can only hide individual photos in your permanent Facebook albums, but you can’t hide the whole album. This includes the Timeline Photos album and the Mobile Uploads album. You cannot hide individual photos in your custom made albums, but you can hide the entire album. Last, you need to know that if you are using the Facebook app on an iPad, you cannot hide albums.

1. Open your Facebook app. This is a blue app icon with a white F inside it. If you aren’t already logged in, you will need to enter your email address or mobile phone number and your password

2. Once you are logged in, tap the menu button in the top or bottom right corner of your screen that looks like Three Horizontal Lines

3. In this menu, tap on your name at the top to load your profile page

Photos

4. Now, scroll down and tap the Photos tab

Custom album

5. Then, tap on the Albums tab which should be close to the top of the screen

6. To hide a Custom album

album you are wanting to hide7. Tap on the album you are wanting to hide

8. Then, tap on the Three Dot button that is either vertical or horizontal depending on your device

9. Tap Edit

Friends or Public

10. Here, you want to tap Friends or Public, whichever it is set to at the time

Only me

11. Change it by tapping Only me

12. To hide a photo in a Permanent album

permanent album

13. Tap on the permanent album

photo you are wanting to hide

14. In the album, tap on the photo you are wanting to hide

15. Tap on the Three Dot button that is either vertical or horizontal depending on your device

Edit Post Privacy

16. Now, tap on Edit Post Privacy

Only me

17. Tap More and then tap Only me

18. Finally, tap Done

How to Hide Photos and Albums on Your Facebook Using a Computer

Just like on your mobile device, there are some things you need to know. You can only hide individual photos in your permanent Facebook albums, but you can’t hide the whole album. This includes the Timeline Photos album and the Mobile Uploads album. You cannot hide individual photos in your custom made albums, but you can hide the entire album.

1. Go to the Facebook website on your favorite web browser. If you aren’t already logged in, you will need to enter your email address or mobile phone number and your password. This will load your News Feed

2. Now, you need to click your name in the top right corner of the Facebook page to load your Profile

3. Click on the Photos tab under your cover photo area

Albums tab

4. Then, click on the Albums tab under the Photos heading

5. To hide a Custom album

6. Find the album you want to hide

7. Click the Three Dot menu button and click Edit

Privacy

8. Click Friends under Privacy

Only me

9. Then, click on Only me

10. To hide a photo in a Permanent album

photo you are wanting to hide

11. Click on the album that has the photo you are wanting to hide

12. Click on the photo that you are wanting to hide now

Only me

13. Then, click on the privacy icon below your name and then click on Only me