When we create Facebook pages for our businesses we must have a personal profile to start with. If you are someone who likes to keep your personal and business life a little separate I recommend having very tight privacy on your personal profile, sticking with close friends and family and then sharing your business page with the world. That way you can share everything you want the world to see about your business and the parts of yourself you are happy to share without giving away to much info. If you are someone who doesn’t mind having more of a mix between personal and business I still recommend you read the following just to keep yourself a little safer from the evil that lurks beyond our screens (play evil laughter here)!
Have you ever heard stories of how people have had their profiles copied or stolen on Facebook? Someone can basically download your images and then create another facebook account using your images and name. They then go and friend request everyone on your friend list (who will accept you without question because they know you) and then go about doing what ever evil things people do when they steal other peoples identities.
One way to make it much harder for them to friend all of your friends is by keeping your friends hidden. If someone lands on your profile the only info about your friends that they will see are friends that you both have in common. That will go a long way to toward keeping your personal profile a little more private.
How to hide your friends list on Facebook
1. Go to your timeline and click on friends, then click on edit privacy.
2. Set your Who can see your friend list to “Only Me”. Then click Close.
After doing this the only friends people will see are the ones you have in common!
Feel free to share this post so that your friends also have their friends hidden keeping you all a teeny bit safer.