How to Make Photos Private on Facebook

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This Itechguide teaches you how to make photos private on Facebook. The guide covers steps to make photos private on Facebook from a PC, the Android App and the iPhone App.

Facebook photos are organized by albums. To make the photos in an album private, make the album private.

You can only edit the privacy setting of an album you uploaded. If you are not the person that uploaded an album, the option to edit the privacy will not be available.

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How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from a PC

  • Open Facebook.com from a PC. Then, if you are not already signed in, login in with your Facebook account.
  • On the top left of Facebook News Feed, click your profile picture.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from a PC
  • Then, beneath your profile picture, click Photos.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from a PC
  • From your Facebook Photos, click Albums and open the album you want to make private.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from a PC
  • On the top right of the album, click Edit.
If the album does not have Edit option, it may mean that you were not the person that uploaded the album.
  • Finally, to make photos private on Facebook, click the Privacy drop-down and select Only me.
  • Then, on the top right of the page, click Save.
Once you set the Privacy setting of an album to Only me, all the photos in the album will be hidden from any other person.

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How to Make Photos Private on Facebook App for Android

How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from Android App
  • Open Facebook App on your Android phone. Then login with your Facebook account.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from Android App
  • Tap the 3 lines on the top right of the app. Then tap View your profile.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from Android App
  • When your profile opens, scroll down and tap Photos.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from Android App
  • Then, on the top right of your photos, tap ALBUMS and open the album you want to make private.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from Android App
  • On the album details page, tap the 3 dots on the top right and select Edit.
How to Make Photos Private on Facebook from Android App
  • When the album opens for editing, tap on the Privacy icon – mine is showing Friends. Yours may show Public.
  • Finally, on the privacy setting, to make photos private on Facebook, tap Only me. If Only me option is not displayed, tap See more.
  • To return to Edit Album, on the top left tap the arrow beside Edit privacy.
  • Then on the top right of Edit Album page, tap DONE.

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How to Make Photos Private on Facebook App for iPhone

to make photos private on facebook
  • Open Facebook iPhone App and login with your Facebook account.
  • Then, on the bottom right of the App, tap the 3 lines. On the top right of the app, tap View your profile.
  • When your Facebook profile opens, scroll down and tap Photos.
  • Then, tab Albums and open the album with the photos you want to make private.
  • When the album opens, tap the 3 lines on the top right. Then select Edit.
If you were not the person that unloaded the album, the 3 dots will not be available.
  • Finally, tap on the album’s privacy settings and select Only me.
  • You will be returned to Edit Album. On the top right of the Edit Album screen, Tap Save.

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