Add someone from your Friend list to the restricted list on Facebook

May 30, 2021

It’s nearly impossible to let go of a platform like Facebook that’s become pretty much a part of our daily lives. However, you can regulate and select the audience for things you post or share on your profile by creating a Restricted List on Facebook.

Facebook Session

How to add someone from your Friends list to a Restricted List on Facebook?

It’s hard to be vigilant all the time but any content you post or share on social media can have some implications. You can minimize the risks by adding unknown people from your Friends list to the restricted list on Facebook. Today’s post talks just about that. Read along to find how to add someone to the Facebook restricted list.

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Go to your News Feed page.
  3. Select a contact from the News Feed.
  4. Tap Menu (on mobile) > Friends and Friends button on Desktop/Mac.
  5. Choose the Edit Friend Lists option.
  6. Tap the Restricted option (on mobile) or check the Restricted box (on Desktop)
  7. Tap done.

Your News Feed is completely personal to you. As such, it’s your prerogative to appoint or select friends who should have access to your News Feed.

What is a Restricted List on Facebook?

As the name suggests, it is a list is for people you've added as a friend but may not want to share your content/posts/ideas with (e.g. your boss, guardian, etc.) Putting someone on the Restricted list doesn’t mean you’ve unfriended the person. You’re still friends, but that you only share your posts with them when you choose Public as the audience, or when you tag them in the post.

How to add someone to Restricted List on Facebook?

Open the Facebook app on your iOS or if you prefer to use a computer, launch a web browser and go to the official Facebook website. Sign in if you're not already.

Select a person’s name you would like to add to your Restricted list.

Go to his Profile page.

Desktop Version
Desktop Version

Tap the menu, visible as 3 horizontal dots, and choose the Friends option (on mobile). For the Desktop version, click the Friends button.

Friend List Edit
Friend List Edit

Then, select the Edit Friend Lists option.

Add Restrictions to Friends
Add Restrictions to Friends

Now, simply tap the Restricted option on mobile or check the Restricted box (Desktop) to add the person to the list.

Hit the Done button in the end.

How to remove someone from Restricted List on Facebook?

Follow the instructions as given above but, in the end, simply uncheck the Restricted box or tap the Restricted option again to undo the changes made earlier.

Hope that makes sense!


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