I don't want people to see my friend list when they look at my Facebook account. How can I hide my friends list from people looking at my Facebook account?

When I google for this, I see about 100 different answers, but they all refer to old Facebook versions, with buttons that are no longer there, so I'm trying to find an up to date answer.

  • Do you have Timeline or the old profile?
    – mark4o
    Feb 14, 2012 at 6:26
  • @mark4o - I have the old profile
    – leora
    Feb 14, 2012 at 12:00

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As of 10/11/13:

  1. Click on your name in top right corner
  2. Click “Friends” at the top
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  3. Click the pencil image to “Manage”
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  4. Click “Edit Privacy”
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  5. Modify “Friend List” section by selecting from the drop down menu
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If you have timeline (which I assume you have):

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click on your friends list
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  3. Click on Edit
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  4. In the popup, click on the icon from the right—in this case the globe, but you might have a different icon, like friends
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  5. Select Only me (or whatever other option you want)
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Is this what you are looking for?

  1. Go to your profile and click Edit in the top right corner
  2. From the menu in the left column, click Friends and Relationships
  3. Go to the Friends section and use the audience selector on the right side to control who can see your friends
  • I am not talking about my timeline but just my basic profile where it shows list of friends on the left side of the screen
    – leora
    Feb 14, 2012 at 12:39
  • @leora See the update at the bottom of the answer. (PS: Timeline will become default shortly.)
    – Alex
    Feb 14, 2012 at 13:04

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