You can lock Facebook profile to control privacy related to your account. This gives you more control over your social networking experience. How? It temporarily removes the ability of unknown people to view and search your Friends list or see other information related to your account.
How to lock Facebook profile
When you lock your Facebook profile, only your friends will be able to see your photos and read posts. Stalkers will not have any access to your content and they will not be able to download or zoom in to your profile picture and cover photo, as before. See how to lock Facebook profile .
- Launch the Facebook app.
- Tap Menu.
- Hit the Settings & Privacy down button.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down to the Profile locking option.
- Tap the Lock your profile button.
- Hit Ok
If you notice the shield icon next to someone’s profile, it means that person has locked their profile. As such, he/she wants to show only a limited version of their profile content to people they are not friends with.
How to enable Facebook Profile Lock?
To lock Facebook profile, launch the mobile app and tap the Menu (visible as 3 horizontal bars) at the bottom of the app screen.
Scroll down to Settings & Privacy. Hit the Drop-down button adjacent to this option and from the list of options displayed select Settings.
Now, when directed to a new screen, scroll down to the Audience and visibility section. It allows you to control who can see your posts, stories, and profile.
Under it, tap the Profile locking heading.
Thereafter, hit the Lock your profile button as shown in the image above.
When done tap OK to activate the lock feature.
You’ll see a Profile Lock checked icon (green color) next to your profile picture.
Furthermore, you can control who can look up your locked out fb account through your email ID or mobile phone number. This is essential because even though you’ve locked Facebook profile, your settings for how people find and contact you don’t change. To adjust these settings, do the following.
Go to the Facebook App Menu (3 horizontal bars), located at the bottom of the screen, and choose Settings & Privacy > Settings.
Here, tap the How People Find and Contact You entry in the Audience and Visibility section.
You’ll see a setting for your email and a setting for your phone number:
- To make changes to your email setting, hit the Edit button to the right of Who can look you up using the email address you provided?
- To make changes to your phone number setting, click Edit to the right of Who can look you up using the phone number you provided?
Choose who can look you up using that info.
How can I lock my Facebook profile on PC?
To lock your profile on a laptop, click your profile picture. Then, tap the Menu (3 horizontal dots) button and from the list of options displayed, select the lock profile option.
When prompted to confirm, select the Lock Your Profile tab. Any changes you made after you locked your profile will stay the same after you unlock it.
How do I unlock my Facebook account?
At any point in time, if you feel like making your Profile public again, you can undo this change. To unlock the Facebook profile, access the Profile locking option again.
Choose the Unlock icon.
Hit the Unlock Your Profile button to confirm the changes again. Wait for the unlock message to appear.
Why Facebook profile lock is not available?
Its quite possible that you are running an outdated version of the Facebook App on your mobile. You can confirm find if there’s an updated version of the app available by visiting the App Store.
Just go to the App Store, and tap the Apps icon at the bottom of the screen. Then, scroll down to the Top Free Apps section and see if there’s an update available for the Facebook app. If yes, hit the Update button to update the app to the latest version, and then try locking your profile again.
Facebook Profile lock available country
The Lock feature is now ‘live’ and available to most users worldwide. However, some regions like the Philippines haven’t received this update yet. Hope they’ll get it sometime soon!
Is Facebook profile lock available in USA?
Yes! All Facebook account holders in the USA can choose to make only a portion of their About info visible by activating the lock. It is also available on Facebook iOS app/ Facebook for Android app and Facebook.com. You no more need to switch to the Facebook mobile website (m.facebook.com).
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Hope it makes sense!