n my Facerbook friend list, there are some lists that were created automatically (the one with lightning icon on their right) e.g. the lists whose names are my high school and undergraduate university.

I don't want to see those list when enlisting my friends into a new list.

How can I do that?

  • Could you edit your question's title so that it is clearer what you want? Apr 7, 2014 at 13:05

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The default lists are called Smart Lists, and they cannot be completely deleted. They can, however, be archived.

You can do this from two places.

From the friends/lists page.

On this page, scroll down to the list and click on the Pencil icon to the right of the Smart List. For Smart Lists, you will be given the option to "Archive" the list. For custom lists you have created, you will be given the option to "Delete" the list.

Archive Smart List

From the List page itself

If you navigate to the list itself (from either the sidebar on the left, or from the list of lists), you will find a "Manage List" menu in the top right. Clicking this will give you the option to "Archive List" amongst a few other actions.

Archive Smart List from List Page

Clicking Archive List from either place will prompt you to confirm that you really want to do this. Once archived, the list will only be accessible from the Friends/List page, but will no longer show up in the sidebar or any of the selectable lists/groups when you normally post something to Facebook.

Confirm archive

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