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Facebook is a great medium to post pictures and tell stories to your friend. The social media app is not only meant to post status or your feeling / activity but also to share your beautiful moments to the world. As of now, Facebook has more than 250 billion photos on it with about 350 million photos uploaded everyday. With that, we can say, on an average every user on Facebook has over 200 images on their account.

With that being said, Facebook has the responsibility to protect those photos and videos uploaded by the users. It includes protecting the photos from being utilized by the third party apps and hackers to misuse it. Recently Facebook included the feature Profile Guard to protect your profile picture and indicates it with a shield icon. This applies only to the profile picture. To protect your individual photos, videos or an entire album on Facebook, let us see how to hide photos from the methods below.

Note: Cover photos and profile pictures cannot be hidden or made private. Your current profile picture and the cover picture is public by default! And also photos that you are tagged in will appear in search results unless you untag yourself and delete it from your timeline.

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How to Hide a Single Photo on Facebook Website

To make a single photo private on your Facebook account, follow the steps below.

Step 1: On your PC or Mac go to https://www.facebook.com/ on a browser. Log in to your account or it will take you directly to the news feed if you have already logged in.

Step 2: On the top right click on your name to go to your profile page.

Step 3: Below your name, click on Photos from the menu bar.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Facebook menu bar

Step 4: You will have three categories, Your Photos, Photos of You and Albums. Click on any category.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Photos Menu

Step 5: Now click on any photo you would like to hide on Facebook. The photo must be uploaded by you and not by others in which you have tagged in.

Step 6: To the right of the photo, click the Privacy icon (silhouette of a globe). Click on the down arrow and it will display Edit Post privacy.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Edit Post Pricavy

Step 7: Click on it and it will take you to the post. Now click on the privacy drop down arrow again.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Set Post Privacy

Step 8: You will see few option to set the privacy for the photo. Click on Only Me (has a lock to its left).

Note: With this, the photo can be only viewed by you and the persons tagged in if any. To completely hide it from everyone, you will have to untag those persons on the photo and set the privacy to Only Me.

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How to Hide a Single Photo on Facebook App

To hide a single photo on Facebook using the app, read the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your mobile. Click the profile icon from the bottom (iPhone) or at the top (Android) and go to your profile.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Facebook Menu bar on Mobile

Step 2: Scroll down and click on Photos to go to the Photos section.

Step 3: You will see the categories Photos of You, Uploads and Albums. Click on Uploads.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Photos Section on Phone

Step 4: Click on any photo to open it.

Step 5: Tap the three dots icon on the top right to expand the menu.

Step 6: Tap on Edit post privacy.

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Edit Post Privacy

Step 7: Now tap on Only Me to set it to private.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Set Post Privacy

Step 8: Tap Done on the top right.

How to Hide Entire Album on Facebook Website

To hide an entire album on Facebook, the process is same as that you used above to hide a single photo on Facebook.

Certain albums are built into the Facebook website and cannot be hidden. Other than that you can hide all your uploads from desktop or mobile.

Step 1: Got to the Photos section on your profile and click on Albums. On the bottom right corner of every album you will see a three dots menu.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Facebook Album cover on desktop

Step 2: Click the menu icon and click Edit. This will open the album.

Step 3: Click the down arrow under Privacy and click on Only Me.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Edit Album Privacy

Step 4: Finally click Save on the top right.

Step 5: This will completely hide and make the photos on the entire album private.

How to Hide Entire Album on Facebook App

To hide an entire photo album on Facebook using the application, read the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your mobile. Click the profile icon from the bottom (iPhone) or at the top (Android) and go to your profile.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on Photos to go to the Photos section.

Step 3: You will see the categories Photos of You, Uploads and Albums. Click on Albums.

Step 4: You will see your albums listed. Click on any album to open it.

Step 5: Tap the three dots menu icon on the top right (on the album cover).

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Album cover on Facebook Mobile

Step 6: A menu expands from the bottom. Here you will see the privacy setting (privacy icon). Tap on it and change to Only Me.

How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook
Set Album Privacy on Mobile

Step 7: Tap Saveon the top right.

To Conclude

Thus Facebook provides a lot of ways to protect the privacy of your photos. Take hold of the photos on Facebook and decide who to see it using the methods above. Let us expect a lot many features to come on Facebook to effectively protect our photos in future. Comment your thoughts on Facebook photos privacy below.

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