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- Can the Public See Featured Photos on Facebook?
- How To Make Featured Photos on Facebook Private
- How Do I Change My Featured Public on Facebook
- Further Reading
Are you trying to make your featured photos on Facebook private?
Featured photos on Facebook are always revealed to the public even when you make your profile public.
There are a bunch of settings that you can edit to adjust your account’s privacy.
To make your featured photos on Facebook private, tap on your “Profile” at the top left of the screen, then tap on the “Three Dots” near the “Edit profile” button; On the profile settings page, you’ll need to lock your account to make your featured photos private.
Once you lock your Facebook profile, everything will become private in your account, including the featured photos.
So today I will teach you how to make featured photos on Facebook private.
Can the Public See Featured Photos on Facebook?
Yes, everyone sees your featured photos on Facebook as they remain public when you first add them.
Even when you do a privacy checkup of your account like editing the “Who can see what you share” privacy, the featured photos will remain exposed to the public.
The only way, for now, to make them private is by locking your Facebook account.
How To Make Featured Photos on Facebook Private
To make your featured photos on Facebook private, you need to open your profile page, then tap navigate to the “Profile Settings” page by tapping on the “Three Dots” button.
Then you need to lock your account so that your featured photos become private.
Keep in mind that the lock feature is still in a beta phase, which means you might not find the lock option on your Profile Settings page.
If you don’t find it, this means the feature is still not available in your country.
Actually, the countries that have the lock feature on Facebook are “USA, Mexico, Bangladesh, Philippines, UAE, Pakistan, and Indonesia”.
This method won’t work for you if your account is not located in the recently listed countries.
1.Open your Facebook profile page
First, open your Facebook profile page, then tap on the “Profile Picture” at the top left of the screen.
Once you open your profile page, you need to verify that the photos are public.
To do so, tap and hold any of the featured photos that you have on your profile.
A new menu will show up, so you need to tap on the “Edit Featured Collection”.
Then the featured photos will show up, so you’ll see the privacy status of the collection at the top of the page.
The privacy status will show “Featured is set to public” when the collection is shown to the public.
So follow the two steps below to make your Facebook featured photos private.
2.Tap on “Lock Profile”
Now that you’ve opened your profile page, and confirmed that the collections (Featured Photos) are set to public, tap on the “Three Dots” icon.
The icon is at the right of the “Edit profile” button.
After tapping on the icon, the Profile Settings page will show up.
On the settings page you’ll see a lot of options that you can edit individually, yet, you need to tap on the “Lock Profile”.
Then follow the instructions to lock your Facebook Profile.
3.Make your featured photos on Facebook private
Now that you’ve locked your Facebook account, you need to make sure that your featured photos are private.
To do so, tap and hold again on one of the collections in your profile picture.
Then tap on the “Edit Featured Collection”.
After that, you’ll recognize that the privacy status has changed at the top of the page and became “Featured is set to Only Me”.
You might also see the “Only Me” status in your profile without the need to open the collection.
How Do I Change My Featured Public on Facebook
To change your featured public collections on Facebook, open your profile page, then tap on any collection that you want to change to edit it.
After opening the collection page, you can edit the featured pictures and change them.
So you have two choices, whether you tap on the “Add more” button or you tap on the photo that you want to remove to unselect it.
You can also tap on “Delete Featured Collection” to remove the collection and add a new one.
1.Tap on the Featured photo
Open your Facebook profile page by tapping on your Profile Picture at the top left of the screen.
Then you’ll see all the collections that you have.
It’s like the Instagram stories highlights.
2.Select “Edit Featured Collection”
Once you open your profile page and see the collections, start by tapping and holding any of the featured photos that you want to change.
Then a new menu will show up with two options which are “Edit Featured Collection” and “Delete Featured Collection”.
Tap on the “Edit Featured Collection” to change them.
Now if you want to delete the feature and create a new one, tap on the “Delete Featured Collection”.
After that, the collection page will show up.
3.Change the featured public photos
Now that you’ve tapped on the “Edit Featured Collection” a new page will show up.
On that page, you’ll be able to edit the featured photos by tapping on them to unselect the ones that you don’t want to see anymore.
Then you need to tap on the “Add More” button, to add other photos that you want to replace with the old ones.
Keep in mind that you can make the featured photos private if you want to by locking your Facebook account.
When you’re done, tap on the “Done” button to confirm and apply your changes.
Facebook featured collections are very similar to the Instagram highlights, which are easy to edit.
You only need to know how it’s done.
Yet, unfortunately, the feature will remain public for everyone in your Facebook account as long as your account is unlocked.
To make your featured photos on Facebook private, you need to lock your profile.
Also, make sure that your account is in the listed countries that have the lock feature.
So today you’ve learned how to make your featured photos on Facebook private.
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