How to Hide Photos on Facebook

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Many times, you would want not to show some specific photos to your online friends.  More precisely, you would want to hide photos on Facebook. So, in this article, we will tell you about the same.

This article will add worthwhile knowledge about how to hide photos on Facebook in easy and simple steps. So, get ready to dive deep into this as we will be covering the needful for you. So, let’s get started:

How to hide photos on Facebook?

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Method 1: How to hide photos that appear on the timeline?

If this question strikes your mind then this section is for you. In this method, we will tell you how you can hide the photos which appear on your timeline.

As per Facebook itself,

Timeline is the space on your profile where you can see your own posts, posts from friends and stories you’re tagged in organized by the date they were posted.

So, if you want to get rid of the absurd photos in which you are tagged in or some other photos then you can certainly make use of this method. Remember that, this method will not notify the tagging authority about this nor it will remove you from the tag. It will simply hide the photo from your timeline. So, if this method interests you then you can read further.

Step #1: As the very first method, you need to log in to your Facebook account. In order to do so, you need to visit www.facebook.com and then at the appropriate log section, you are required to enter the corresponding credentials of your Facebook account. Once you have done the required then all that you have to do is to click on the login button or hit enter. This will log you on to your Facebook account. If you are done with all this then you can proceed for the next step.

Step #2: In this step, you require going to your timeline. In order to do so, you have to click on your name which appears at the top navigation bar just beside the home button which is usually positioned at the top right corner of the web page. This will take you to your profile are you are now good to go to the next step.

Step #3: Once you have reached your profile section then you have to navigate for the photos section. The photos tab is usually located beside the ‘friends’ tab. Once you have found so then you need to click on it in order to open the photos.

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Step #4: The step requires locating for the photos which you want to hide from your timeline. You can scroll down and navigate for the desired one. Once you have found so then you have click on it. This will open the photo as an enlarged one.

Step #5:  Now you are just a step away from hiding the photo from your timeline. In this step, you need to click on the clickable area which has “Allowed on Timeline” written on it. Clicking on it will open a menu with only one other option as “Hidden from timeline”. This is exactly what we need. You need to select this option. This will hide the photo from your timeline. However, you can revert back this step anytime.

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Alternatively, if you want to completely remove a tagged photo from your timeline then you can also consider removing the tag option. This way the photo won’t show on your timeline. However, it may be visible at other places like a newsfeed, search, and others.

Method 2: How to hide photo albums.

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In this method, we will make use of privacy settings. Using this way we will make your photo albums visible to you only.

Step #1: By now, we assume that you are logged on to your Facebook account. As stated in the previous method, you need to go to your profile and then the photos section. From the photos section, you have to click on the Album tab. This will open your albums. If you have got so then you are good to go to the next step.

Step #2: Under the Albums section, you have to locate for the album which you want to hide. Once you have done the same then you have to click on the gear-like icon which is at the bottom right corner of the photo album thumbnail area. This will open a menu for you from which you have to select “only me” option. This way you can hide the photo albums from others. Additionally, you can choose either of the options like “Friends of Friends” or “Only friends” and “Public”.

Method 3: How to hide specific photos on Facebook?

In order to hide specific photos on Facebook, you need to navigate for the photo, click on it which will open it along with the corresponding options.

Now, you have to click on the icon which looks like “two people structure along with a down arrow”. This will open a contextual menu for you from which you have to select the desired option regarding “who should see this?” As you might want to hide the photo so, we would suggest you go for the “only me” option. This will make the photo visible to you only and will do the needful for you.

Additionally, you can also choose other options which also include custom options.

Now, we are on the verge to end this article on “How to hide photos on Facebook?” We believe that we made this article helpful enough to satisfy your curiosity and need about hiding photos on Facebook.

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Shubham Bhatt

A student of life, writer, technology freak, and a thinker. Like to invest my time into Digital Marketing and help clients easily reach their marketing goals with proven strategies and roadmaps.

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