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I have certain posts that I want to be public, i.e. visible to everyone who has a link to it, shareable and re-postable, but I still would like to hide the post from the list of posts visible on my timeline to the public.

In other words, I want to curate my public profile view independently of the privacy settings of the individual posts.

Does Facebook support that?

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Yes Make a post set to public then:

  • Click the Activity Log button near the top of your timeline
  • Click the pencil button next to whatever update you just made and select "Hidden from Timeline"
  • Great, thanks. How about „Hidden from the timeline for everyone but friends“?… – Joachim Breitner Apr 23 '17 at 22:23
  • I'm not 100% sure if this is possible. You could potentially set the privacy settings to "Only friends can see" but then it wouldn't be a public post :( If you are very specifically trying to share a message that only your friends can see on your timeline but the public can also view it. Perhaps post it on a different site e.g pastebin.com and link to it in a private (only friends) post on facebook? And that share that link with whoever you want to see the content but isn't on your friends list? – SleepingGod Apr 23 '17 at 22:42
  • Thanks for the suggestions, but I’ll stick with “not possible” – Joachim Breitner Apr 23 '17 at 23:00

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