When you put someone on the restricted list, you're still friends, but you only share your posts with them when you pick public as the audience or when you tag them in the post. So, if your timeline postings are not set to "public," your restricted friend will not be able to see them.
Friends on the restricted list can still message you. They won't see your private messages.
They will only view your postings if you have set the audience to "Public" (as shown by the globe icon), if they are tagged in it, or if a common friend tags both of you in it. They won't be aware that they are on your restricted list. You can remove them from your list at any time from the Privacy Settings page.
When you add someone to the Facebook restricted list, you keep your friendship with them while restricting the postings they can view. Otherwise, they will never know you were posting.
Here's how to restrict what your acquaintances can see on Facebook:
1. Log into Facebook.
2. Go to Your Profile Settings page.
3. Click on the Privacy button.
4. From here you can adjust who sees your information. You can select specific friends or all of them. You can also control what photos you post and whether other users can tag you in ones they post.
5. When you're done adjusting your settings, click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Your changes should take effect immediately; however, if you do not see any change then you probably need to wait until your friends log back on next time. This is completely normal as your profile changes won't be reflected in some cases until after you log out and back in again.
As long as you haven't shared any private information such as phone numbers or email addresses with your acquaintances, they cannot access your account without your permission.
Yes, anybody on your restricted list can still access your Facebook profile.
When you add someone to your restricted list, you will still be friends with them on Facebook, but they will only be able to access your public information (for example, posts and profile information that you choose to make public) and posts that you tag them in. They will not be able to read your private messages or see your personal photos.
They will also not be able to log into their account using their original username and password. Instead, they will need to create a new username and password for themselves. If they forget their new password, they can use the forgotten password link that we provide when they visit their login page to have it sent to the email address that they provided when they created their account.
If they try to log in with an invalid email address or old password, they will be prompted to create a new one. If they fail to do so within a certain period of time, their account will be permanently deleted.
We hope that this helps keep your account safe.
Anyone on your restricted list will only view your public postings; even if they are technically your "friend," they will not see anything you exclusively share with friends. Modify the default post settings Then, modify the default settings for who sees the material you share. Begin by selecting the options icon. Select Settings from the menu that appears. The Settings screen will appear.
On this page, you can select which groups of people see what you post. By default, anyone who is a friend of yours on Facebook will be able to view all of your posts. However, you can choose to make some posts visible only to certain groups or individuals. For example, if you have family members living outside of the United States, you might want to make some of your photos and videos available only to them. Otherwise, everyone will be able to see them.
The first type of group is called Public. This means that anyone can see the content you post in the context of your profile. Your friends, family, and other users can all see what you post on your timeline as well as any comments you make under others' posts.
A popup window will open where you can select individual groups or create new ones. You can also delete groups by clicking the "x" next to their name.
When you add someone to your restricted list, they will only be able to read your public material or posts in which you have tagged them.