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“?… Commented Apr 23, 2017 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? Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 22:42
  • Thanks for the suggestions, but I’ll stick with “not possible” Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 23:00

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