How to Restrict Someone On Facebook

Restrict someone on Facebook is the best way when you want to hide your posts from a specific friend without being blocked or unfriend.

Friends, As you know, Facebook is a popular social media platform where you can share your photos, videos or thoughts with your Facebook friends and can also chat or make a video call with them.

Not only this, but Facebook also allows you to create a business page that helps your business to grow. You can add up to 5000 friends to your friend list. If a friend irritates you, then you can easily block it or add it to the retired list. Here we provide a step-by-step guide that helps you add someone to the Facebook restricted list.

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What does Restricted Mean On Facebook

As we mentioned above, Facebook is a social media platform where you get new friend requests every day. In which you know some and some do not. You can easily decline the friend request of those whom you do not know or do not want to add to their friend list.

But when you get friend requests from your boss, elder brother, or ex-lover whose request you cannot decline. And you also do not want these people to see all your posts. To avoid this inconvenience, you can add that friend to the restricted list.

Read also:- How to Hide Profile Picture on Facebook from Public or Specific Users

What Happens When You Restrict Someone on Facebook

When you add someone to a restricted list on Facebook, that user remains in the Facebook friends list. But that restricted friend can only see your public posts or only the posts in which you have tagged them. But you can still chat with that friend via normal messenger and see their posts in your news feed as usual and that friend will never know that you have added them to the restricted list.

How to Restrict Friends On Facebook

If you want your friend to remain on your friend list, but that friend can only see limited posts on Facebook, so you can add that friend to the restricted list. Follow the below steps to add your friend to the restricted list.

Step 1. First, log in to your Facebook account on your mobile and tap on three rows.

(If you log in from your PC, just click on your profile picture and click on Friends. The forward process is almost the same on mobile and pc.)

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See also:- How to Make Yourself Invisible Despite being Online on Facebook

Step 2. Now tap on the friends>All friends, then search the friend you want to restrict and tap on the three dots.

Step 3. Tap on the Friends.

how to restrict someone on Facebook

Step 4. Now tap on the Edit Friend List.

how to restrict someone on Facebook

Step 5. Here you can see the image below, 4 options are visible, tick mark on restricted.

how to restrict someone on Facebook

Now your friend has successfully added to the Facebook restricted list. You can easily remove it from the restricted list. Follow the above process again and uncheck Restrict to remove your friend from the restricted list.

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