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Quick Tricks to Add/Remove Someone on Facebook’s Restricted List

Facebook is the medium to meet up with friends, family, new community, and learn something latest technologies from different users. But sometimes, people misuse the platform and plan tricks to steal others personal information and data, spamming and phishing, and other fraudulent and violating activities. Therefore to secure users from these sorts of problems and any kind of violation, Facebook has a feature called “Restricted List” that allows users to hide their updates and uploads like photos, videos, comments, and any other daily activities from people who can harm their life or any information. 

For example, if you have a friend who is continuously disturbing you with s/he comment on every post, invites you to play games with them, send requests to join unwanted pages and contests, so you can easily restrict s/he without letting him/her know about your activity. It is a great option to hide your posts from unwanted people.

Facebook is one of the world’s biggest social media platform that has served its best services to billions of people, despite the fact, it is also known for many controversies including Cambridge Analytica Scandal and data breach. The platform has gone through a lot of allegations which might be the reason, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg strict the policies to use the platform.  Being the biggest social media platform, it is essential to serve the safe and secure solutions to the users around the globe, and Facebook is looking for new ways to make more protected rules than the present. From the last two year, it is also working with quick strategies to remove the fake and fraud users from the platform so that genuine users can access the application without any harm. Through a blog post, it was also reported that Facebook has removed thousands of fake accounts within a week which cause the fluctuation in the number of likes and friends. This is a great move taken by Facebook as this assure that social media platforms are concerned about their users’ security. 

Facebook has multiple features through which users can easily get rid of any fake or annoying friend likes (1) as a user of Facebook you can report phony profile immediately; (2) you can restrict people from your account without letting them know; (3) you can block fake person from your friend list if you find s/he as a spammer. 

There are many other options you can choose like making your private, and selecting the list of friends to whom you want to show your posts and daily uploads. 

But there are times when you don’t want to show your photos and videos to someone of the people added into your friends’ list, but also you don’t want to block them from your account. Read on tutorial and see how you can do the same. In this tutorial, we have discussed the quick workarounds through a video and image-based explanation.  


Video-Tutorial To Add/Remove Someone On Facebook Restricted List:

Restricting someone on Facebook is one of the easiest things you can do if you want to hide your posts from specific users. Check out the video below to see the quick workarounds to add someone on Facebook’s restricted list in actions.  

Adding someone on Facebook’s restricted list is quite easy, this video showed you the point to point action. 

Facebook’s Restricted list is a feature through which you can hide posts from specific friends on Facebook by adding them to this list. Any Facebook friend can be added to or removed from this list at any time, and there’s no limit to how many people can be on it. Read on the tutorial and learn to add someone on the restricted list. 


Steps To Add Someone On Facebook’s Restricted List:

Open your Facebook profile via Facebook.com or through its app.

{Sign in with your correct username and password.}

sign up




Go to the Facebook profile of the friend you want to add to the restricted list.

{You can easily do this by clicking the “Friend” option on your profile. Other than this, you can also type a name into the search bar located at the top of the screen.} 





On your Friend’s profile page, click on the” Friends” button.

{The option is just located below their cover photo.} 





A small menu will show up on your screen. Click on “Edit Friend list” or “Add to another list.”

add to another list




Scroll down the menu and click on the “Restricted” option.  

{A checkmark option will display next to the “Restricted” menu.}  


Facebook permits you to put the people into the restricted list, on the other hand, it also enables you to remove them from it. For example, if you mistakenly added someone into the restricted list, or you want to remove existing people from the list because of their improved behavior and activities on your posts, you can easily remove them from the list by the following steps with images –


Steps To Remove Friends From Facebook’s Restricted List:

Open friend’s page on Facebook.

{Go to your profile, and look for the friend you want to remove from the restricted list.} 





Click on the “Friends” option on their profile page.

{The “Friend” option is just located below their cover photo.}





Click on “Edit Friend lists” or “Add to another list” from the menu that pops up.

add to another list




Click on “Restricted” option to remove the check mark.

  • Adding friends to the restricted list is an easy job, you just have to continue with the following steps- first of all, sign in to your  Facebook account from the Facebook app or through Facebook.com. Go to the friend’s profile whom you want to add to the list. On your friend’s profile page look for the option “Friends” and click on it. Click on “Edit Friend list” or “Add to another list” option from the menu showing up. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Restricted.”
  • Removing friends from the restricted list is a lot similar to the process of adding. Sign in to your Facebook account. Go to your friend’s profile, you wish to remove from the list. Click on the “Friends” option and then click on  “Edit Friend list” or “Add to another list” option from the menu that pops up. Scroll down the menu to the bottom until you see the “Restricted” option. A check mark will appear next to the option, click on it to remove the check mark which will remove the friend from the list.  

All of us use Facebook and are well aware of the fact that we have friends and associates whom we do not prefer in our life, but we can’t unfriend them from our Facebook account just for the sake of society. Some of our friends or relatives present on our Facebook’s Friend list stalks our account to know about our whereabouts, photos or live videos.


What Happens When You Add Someone Into The Restricted List:

  • The person wouldn’t be allowed anymore to see your future posts until you change it’s sharing preference.
  •  He will only be able to see your public posts.
  • The person will not be informed in any manner that you add him on your restricted list.
  •  If you tag the person in a particular post, then he will be able to view your content.
  • The person you have added to your restricted list can write on your timeline.

Difference Between Blocking & Adding Someone To The Restricted List On Facebook.


Only adding friends to Facebook’s restricted list does not stop them to post on your timeline. It will just only restrict them to see your daily posts and uploads. But if you want to break down the complete connection with your friend over Facebook so that they cannot post on your timeline, then watch the complete video given below. This will help you a lot to make your account more private than before.

Facebook initiated multiple ways to make users’ experience even much better than before and the Restricted list feature is one them that helps you to make your things easy on Facebook. We hope that the tutorial helped you in adding or removing your friends from the Restricted list. 

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