Question from Elaine: I have a very annoying Facebook friend who drives me nuts on there, but for practical reasons I can’t unfriend him.
I followed your instructions in this post to “Unfollow” him to prevent his posts from showing up in my newsfeed.
My question is how can I prevent him from seeing MY posts as well?
Rick’s answer: I’m sorry you’re having this issue with one of your friends, Elaine.
As luck would have it, there’s indeed a way to prevent your friend from seeing your posts as well.
All you have to do is add him to your Restricted List and then set the privacy level for your posts to anything besides “Public” (“Friends” would be a good choice).
People who are on your “Restricted List” are still officially friends with you on Facebook, but the only posts of yours they’ll be able to see are the ones you’ve marked as “Public”.
If this sounds like a good solution for you, simply follow the steps below add your annoying “friend” to your Restricted List.
1 – Go to your annoying friend’s Timeline page.
2 – Click the Friends button.
3 – Click Edit Friend List.
4 – Check the box (by clicking on it) beside Restricted.
5 – Make sure Restricted is the only option that’s selected (i.e. checked). If any other options are selected, de-select them.
That’s all there is to it. Your annoying friend is now on your Restricted List and they will no longer be able to see your non-public posts.
In other words, from now on the only posts of yours that your newly restricted friend will see in his newsfeed are the ones that you have marked as “Public”.
I hope this helps, Elaine. Good luck!
Update from Elaine: I already set the privacy of my posts to “Friends” anyway so this is perfect! Thank you!
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