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19Feb, 2014
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How to Hide Facebook Posts from Certain People and Tag Reviews

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In this digital age of social media and double identities, most people find themselves hard pressed whenever a close relative of friends pops them a friend request and for one reason or another they would rather not have them as part of their social circles on Facebook.

So comes the dilemma, do you accept or reject the friend request? It could be your parent, your church pastor, a work colleague or worse yet your boss, who you simply don’t want to see what you go about in your online social life; you know – those crazy party pictures last weekend your friends tagged you in, or those profanity filled updates you have a habit of posting or those crazy groups you have joined or pages you have liked.

Of course declining the request would put you in an uneasy situation with the person, and accepting it would mandate that you begin gauging everything you post and what you are tagged in. As it would go, eventually you will have to accept the request and immediately change your online habits or go for the last resort if worse comes to worst – deactivate your account and sing up for a new one with a fake identity.

But it doesn’t have to be like that, Facebook has some great tools that can help you out in such situations when you simply don’t want specific people to see some posts you make.

Hiding a single post

  1. Create a status update, and hit the pull-down menu to the left of the Post button.
  2. Choose custom.
  3. Under the “Don’t share this with” heading, type in the names of any people you don’t want to see the post.
The status update menu options

The status update menu options

Hide all future posts from a person or people

  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner, and choose Settings.
  2. Choose Privacy from the left-hand menu.
  3. Under the “Who can see my stuff?” heading, choose Edit.
  4. Hit the pull-down menu to the left of the Post button.
  5. Choose custom.
  6. Under the “Don’t share this with” heading, type in the names of any people you don’t want to see any of your posts from now on.

 

Approving Tagged posts and or photos before they can appear on your profile

  1. Click on the gear icon, click on Settings
  2. On the left column select Timeline and Tagging
  3. Locate the option: Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline? Click on the edit option beside it the enable it.
The timeline review option for tags

The timeline review option for tags

It’s that simple, now you have the knowhow of how to hide specific posts from anyone on your Facebook friend list and best of all you now have control over what your friends tag you in before it can appear in your profile.

 

 

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