How to Private Post in Facebook


When you have lot of groups of people such as Office colleagues ,  friends and family in your Facebook profile , You have to posts things that can be digestible to all of these groups . But , Sometimes you wants to posts things targeting specific group of people in your profile . Some times you wants to exclude your colleagues or friends from seeing your posts regarding your personal  matters .  This is how to private post in Facebook for specific group of people .


How to Private Post in Facebook

How to Facebook Private PostWhen you create a post you have a Audience selection option right below your name of post creation window . The default post audience  is public . Which means anyone can see it . We call it public posting . Creating private posts is when you creates posts for specific person , group or yourself .

You can create lists of people and post for specific list you select . You can exclude lists when posting . You can post for individual person . You can exclude individual person from seeing the post . That’s how you private post in Facebook Here is how to create private post .

 

Posing for yourself

Post Visibility Only Me

Post Visibility Only Me

 

Someone might ask why someone will post for only for themself  ? . There can be several reasons . You can create a post and select yourself as the audience until the day you wants to set that post audience to something else . You can create a post as a reminder to your self . There can be other reasons too .

• Create the post .

• Click on the drop down list below your profile name in the post creation window .

• Select “Only Me” Option . Then , Click on Post !

Posting for specific persons

posting for selected Friends

posting for selected Friends

 

In this method we are going to create posts for selected friends in your friends list of Facebook . Others will not see this post .

• Create the post .

• Click on the drop down list below your profile name in the post creation window .

• Select “Specific Friends” Option .

• Your friends list will appear add the people to the list of people that you wants to the post to be seen by clicking on the Check sign in front of them.

• Click on “Save Changes” and click on “Post” button .

Excluding specific persons

You can exclude some people from seeing your post . This method can be used when you have only few people to exclude but many to see the post .

How to Private Post in Facebook - Facebook posting friends except

Facebook posting friends except

 

• Create the post .

• Click on the drop down list below your profile name in the post creation window .

• Select “Friends Except…” Option .

• Your friends list will appear , Remove  the people to the list of people that you don’t wants to the post to be seen by clicking on the Block sign in front of their names .

• Click on “Save Changes” and click on “Post” button .

How to Private Post For Specific Group

In above section we talk about creating private posts for few individuals . But what if the audience of the private post is too big . You cant waste your time going through your friends list selecting or excluding people every time you create a post . This is how to create a posts for specific group of people in Facebook . This is the easy method when it comes to private post creation.

Creating a List

In order to create a post for a large group of people first we need to create a list of people . You only have to create this list once . You can add or remove people from this list any time .

• Go to Facebook Home page .

• Click on the “Friends” button in top middle of the page . Which will take you to this page .

 

Facebook Custom Friend Lists

Facebook Custom Friend Lists

 

• Click on “Custom Lists” on the left panel . Which will take you to this page .

 

Facebook Creating Custom Friend list

Creating Custom Friend list

 

• Scroll the left plane to the bottom . Click on “Create a List” .

 

Facebook Creating Custom Friend List name

Facebook Creating Custom Friend List name

 

• In Create New List window type a name for the list . Then , Click on “Confirm” to confirm it .

 

How to Private Post in Facebook - Adding Friends to Friends lists

Adding Friends to Friends lists

• Back in the “Custom Lists”  Click on “Add Friends”  and select the friends you wants to add to the list by clicking on the check mark in front of their names.

• Once done .Click on “Save Changes”.

Audience Selection

How to Private Post in Facebook - posting for selected Friends

posting for selected Friends

 

• Create the post .

• Click on the drop down list below your profile name in the post creation window .

• Select “Specific Friends” Option .

• Type the name of the list that you have created . Click on the check mark in front of the friends list you wants the post to be seen .Click on save changes .

• Click on “Post”.

Audience Exclusion

 

Facebook posting friends except

Facebook posting friends except

 

• Create the post .

• Click on the drop down list below your profile name in the post creation window .

• Select “Friends Except” Option .

• Type the name of the list that you have created . Click on the check mark in front of the friends list you wants the post to be seen .Click on save changes .

• Click on “Post”.

Custom Lists

Custom lists allows you to include and exclude people options in the same window . Lets say one person is present in the both include and exclude lists . They will not see the post you create . Only the ones that exclusively in the include list will see the posts . Anyone or any list of friends not included in the “Share with ” field will not see your post.

How to Private Post in Facebook - custom posting

Custom posting

• Create the post .

• Click on the drop down list below your profile name in the post creation window .

• Select “Custom” Option .

• Type the name of the list or persons that you wants to see the post in the “Share With” field .

• Type the name of the list or persons that you Don’t want the post to be seen in the “Don’t Share With” .  This can be useful to cross out anyone who exists on both lists .

• Click on “Save” and “Post” .

Conclusion – How to Private Post in Facebook

You have to some times decide who to see and who not should see your posts in Facebook . Facebook provide this function . You can create lists of friends and create posts for specific lists . This is  how to private post in Facebook . Other will not know they where excluded . Unless , They where told by someone else who sow the post . This feature is very helpful because you have everyone in your friends list including your family . You need some privacy here and there . You can post funny memes for your college friends and serious stuff for your family !.

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