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How to remove my Facebook profile from Google Search quickly?

Although it does not appear quite simple as it should be, there are ways via which you can remove or disconnect search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile. It can help you minimize your digital footprint thereby, lowering the chances of your data getting out there. If you are experiencing trouble getting started, read how to remove my Facebook profile from Google Search.

How to remove my Facebook profile from Google Search quickly?

It’s quite possible that your personal information, previously visible only to your friends and family is now being increasingly shared in public spaces on the Internet. If you don’t like this feature or have apprehensions about it, see how to remove my Facebook profile from Google Search quickly.

  1. Click the Account Drop-down menu.
  2. Choose Settings and privacy.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy heading.
  5. Switch to Privacy Settings and Tools.
  6. Move to the How people can find and contact you section.
  7. Click the Edit link next to Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.
  8. Uncheck the ‘Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile’ box.
  9. When prompted, hit the Turn Off button.
  10. Click the Close link to exit.

How can I hide my Facebook profile from Google Search?

A few easy-to-follow steps given below should point you in the right direction.

Go to your Facebook profile and click the Account drop-down menu (seen in the upper-right corner of your profile page).

Facebook Settings and Privacy
Facebook Settings and Privacy

From the menu of options, select Settings and privacy.

Next, choose Settings to go to Privacy.

Here, switch to Privacy Settings and Tools on the right.

How People find and Contact You
How People find and Contact You

Now, scroll down to How people can find and contact you heading.

Click the Edit link next to Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile line of text.

Allow Search Engine to Link to Facebook profile
Allow Search Engine to Link to Facebook profile

Uncheck the box marked against Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

When prompted with a confirmation message, hit the Turn Off button and click the Close link to exit.

Note: Depending on the depth of the crawl and how visible your page previously was, it may take a while to remove my Facebook profile from Google Search. Also, it’s important to mention, some search engines cache information. As such, your profile preview may be available for some more days before it’s taken down completely. Anyone logged into Facebook can still search for your profile via the Facebook search engine.

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