I'm seriously considering a situation where people on my friend list wouldn't be suggested to anyone else on my friend list (especially, someone with lower count) to "Add as a Friend" suggestion over Facebook.

If I cannot make it happen for everyone, at least is there any way to prevent people listed under "Family" from getting suggested to other friends?

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afaik, what you've asked is not directly possible

but this is possible :

  1. go to https://www.facebook.com/{your username}/friends
  2. click edit icon , click edit privacy
  3. change Friend List to only me

pro - you can hide being displayed as mutual friend so people won't know if the person is your friend or not

con - people from your friend might still end up being suggested...but now you won't be seen in as mutual friend

  • I already have done this a year before, but its not helpful as once I faced a situation in which people listed under Family received Friend-Request from some other friend(who has no other mutual friend but me with my Family member).
    – kern
    Commented May 19, 2013 at 4:53
  • yes it will still be shown as "1 mutual friend" but details of that guy (you) won't be shown now...
    – Ayush
    Commented May 19, 2013 at 16:06
  • That is unfortunately not true (anymore). I got "only me" selected yet my face is displayed inside the suggested profile. Very annoying. Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 20:24

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