How To Restrict Someone On Facebook

In a world so connected by social media, privacy often comes into question. You may want to limit the content someone can see on your Facebook without necessarily unfriending them. Thankfully, Facebook has an option for that – the restrict feature. Here’s how you can restrict someone on Facebook.

Step 1: Go to the person’s profile

Whether you’re using the Facebook app or the website, you’ll need to first go to the person’s profile that you want to restrict.

Step 2: Open the ‘Friends’ menu

On their profile, you’ll see a button that says ‘Friends’. Click on that button to open a dropdown menu.

Step 3: Click ‘Restrict’

In the dropdown menu, you’ll see an option that says ‘Add to another list’. Hover over that option to open another side menu. In this side menu, you should see an option that says ‘Restricted’. Click on it.

What does ‘Restrict’ do?

Restricting someone on Facebook means that they’ll still be friends with you, but they’ll only be able to see your public posts or posts you tag them in. This is useful if you want to limit what a particular person sees without unfriending them.

Some important points

Restricting someone on Facebook isn’t the same as blocking them. They can still see your profile and interact with you, but they’re limited in terms of what posts they can see.

They won’t be notified that you’ve restricted them, so you don’t need to worry about any awkward conversations.


Facebook’s restrict feature is a great tool for managing your privacy. It allows you to control what certain friends can see without having to unfriend or block them. So go ahead and control your social experience, your way!