How To Hide Mutual Friends On Facebook

One of the many elements that Facebook offers its users is the ability to see mutual friends. However, there are times when you might want to hide your mutual friends either for privacy reasons or just personal preference. This tutorial will guide you on how to hide mutual friends on Facebook.

Step 1: Open Facebook and Navigate to ‘Friends’

To begin, you need to open Facebook and go to your profile. Once there, click on the ‘Friends’ option. This will take you to a page listing all your friends.

Step 2: Access the ‘Edit Privacy’ Option

In the ‘Friends’ page, you will see a button titled ‘Edit Privacy’. Click on this to access the privacy settings for your friends list.

Step 3: Changing the Settings

In the ‘Edit Privacy’ window, you should see two sections: ‘Who can see your friends list?’ and ‘Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow?’. Here, you can alter the visibility settings of your friends list and the people/pages/lists you follow. To hide your mutual friends, you should change the settings to ‘Only Me’.

//Here is what you should do:

Open Facebook -> Profile -> Friends -> Edit Privacy -> 
Who can see your friends list? -> Only Me
Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow? -> Only Me

Please note that ‘Only Me’ ensures that only you can see your mutual friends. But, mutual friends would still be visible to people who are already on your friends list. Therefore, while this method restricts visibility to some extent, it doesn’t provide full privacy.


Facebook gives you the control to manage your privacy to a great extent. Hiding your mutual friends is a simple process that can be done in just a few clicks. However, it’s worth noting that while you can hide your friend list, there isn’t an option to specifically hide your mutual friends. The steps above limit who can see your friend list but mutual friends will still be visible to any mutual connections.