Only your friends can view your posts and you cannot post to the public when your profile is locked. It also ensures that random people who are not on your friends’ list will not be able to zoom into your profile.
- Facebook allows users to lock their profiles so people who are not their friends cannot get access to their information..
- It only allows users’ friends to view their posts and they cannot post to the public when your profile is locked.
- Only a small portion of your info will be visible to everyone on the profile after you lock it.
For the longest time, people have been looking at Facebook to stalk people and get more information about them. In recent times, the trend has also started on Instagram, but people have the option to keep their profile private there but Facebook is literally an open book of your photos and other information and you can never really figure out how many people stalk you on a daily basis.
If you do care about your privacy, you can lock your profile on Facebook. This will ensure that other people who are not on your friends’ list will not be able to zoom into your profile. Only your friends can view your posts and you cannot post to the public when your profile is locked and will have access to your photos and posts on their timeline. And only your friends will have access to your full-size profile picture or cover photo, your stories, new posts and photos. Only a small portion of your info will be visible to everyone on the profile after you lock it.
Here is how you can lock a Facebook profile on a desktop:
— Open any browser and visit Facebook.com.
— log in with ID and password.
— From your home screen, go to your main profile page
— Click three dots under your name.
— Click Lock Profile.
— Click Lock Your Profile.
— Click OK to return to the previous page.
— First, open the Facebook app on your device.
— Next, on the homepage tap your Profile picture.
— On the profile page, tap Menu (three dots).
— From the given options on the new page tap the Lock Profile option.
— On the Lock Profile Page, tap the Lock Your Profile option at the end of the page.
— A pop message will appear on the screen saying, “You locked your profile. Only your friends can see the photos and posts on your timeline”, tap Ok.
Your profile will be locked. Once the lock feature is enabled, you can see an indicator is added to your profile which signifies that the profile is locked.
But keep in mind that you cannot write or share posts to the public once you enable this feature. The posts and shares are restricted to the friend list.
iPhone users should follow the given steps:
— Tap the three lines in the bottom right of Facebook, then tap your name.
— Tap three dots under your name.
— Tap Lock Profile.
— Tap Lock Your Profile again to confirm.
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