If you don’t like the idea of everyone being able to see your Facebook posts, you can tweak your privacy settings to hide them. If you’ve never done that before, follow the instructions below to get the job done.
Steps to Hide Facebook Posts From Public or Friends
Limit Past Posts
The good news is that Facebook has a really handy tool that allows you to hide all of your timeline posts with a single click. Go to Settings and Privacy, select Privacy in the left-hand pane, and click on Limit Past Posts. This option automatically hides all your public posts from the Public and sets them to Friends only.
In this manner, people who are not your friends won’t be able to see your timeline posts.
Edit Activity Settings for Future Posts
As for future posts, go to Your activity and under Who can see your future posts, select Only Friends or Only me. Of course, if you don’t want anyone to see your future posts, you can select the Only me option.
How to Hide Your Posts on Facebook Mobile
If you’re using the Facebook mobile app, go to Settings & Privacy. Then tap Privacy Shortcuts, and select Review a few important privacy settings.
Go to Who can see what you share and use the Privacy Checkup tool to locate Future Posts and Limit Past Posts.
You can then change the privacy settings of your future posts and make them visible to friends only, or just you.
Archive or Trash Old Posts
Alternatively, you can archive or permanently delete your old timeline posts en masse. Go to the Activity log, select Manage Activity, and then go to Your Posts.
Select a specific category of posts, click the three dots next to the respective posts, and select Archive or Trash.
Use the Social Book Post Manager for Chrome
The Social Book Post Manager for Chrome is a useful browser extension that allows you to delete entire months or years from your Facebook timeline. This tool is only available on desktop computers and it can help you delete tens or hundreds of posts in just a few seconds.
On mobile, you can use the Jumbo app to delete old posts. The tool will carefully comb through all your social media posts and permanently remove them in bulk.
If you want to hide previous Facebook posts from the public, you can use the Limit Past Posts option. On the other hand, if you want to hide future posts, go to Settings and under Who can see your future posts, select Only Friends or Only me. Alternatively, you can also archive or trash old posts from your timeline. Why did you decide to hide your Facebook posts? Share your thoughts in the comments below.