How to lock your profile on Facebook

How to lock your profile on Facebook

Recently, one of the most important points of debate was the security of your profile on the internet. One of the biggest treasure troves of data for hackers is the social media profiles, but what we tend to overlook is the fact that there are some people within our circles who come at our profiles with malicious intent. Facebook is the largest social media platform on the planet, and their recent acquisitions of Instagram and Whatsapp have made the company the undisputed market leader in everything related to content creation and social media platforms. But as we said, there are always a few people around us, who are circling around our profile looking to cause trouble.

If you are an avid user of Facebook and you want to secure your profile from these stalkers online, one of the steps you can take is to lock your profile. Now, before we begin this tutorial, ensure that you have unfriended and unfollowed everyone in your list that you think doesn’t deserve to be on there. Once you are satisfied with the people you have on your friends’ list, you can follow this tutorial to lock your Facebook profile.

Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your smartphone.

 

How to lock your profile on Facebook

 

Step 2. Tap on the three-line button at the bottom of the home page, on the toolbar.

 

How to lock your profile on Facebook

 

Step 3. Next, tap on your profile to open up the profile page on Facebook.

 

How to lock your profile on Facebook

 

Step 4. Tap on the three-dot button next to the Edit Profile button on the profile.

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How to lock your profile on Facebook

 

Step 5. From the new page, tap on the ‘Lock Profile’ option.

 

How to lock your profile on Facebook

 

Once you confirm the operation, your profile will now be locked on Facebook. What this does is that it prevents unknown people from visiting your profile, seeing your photos, or even interacting with your posts. Even your profile picture will be limited for viewing to just the people on your Friends List. However, people will still be able to search for you on the platform.

If you are an avid Facebook user and don’t have the app for your smartphone, you can use the links below to download the same.

Facebook for iOS – Click Here

Facebook for Android – Click Here

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