How to lock your Facebook profile for privacy

Facebook gives you the option of locking your profile. This is a great way to make sure that only your friends can view your posts. By doing this your photos, stories, and full-sized profile pictures will be only available to people on your friend list. After locking your profile, only a portion of your information will be visible to people who don’t have your permission. Learn how to lock your Facebook profile in this helpful article and ensure that you only share information with those who you want to see it.

How to Lock Facebook Profile via Mobile App

To lock your Facebook profile via the Android/IOS app follow these steps:

  • Open Facebook app and tap on your profile.
  • Tap the three-dot menu icon next to “Add to Story”.
  • Tap the Lock Profile option.
  • On the next page, scroll down and select “Lock Your Profile” option.
  • Your Facebook profile is now locked.

How to Lock Facebook Profile via Desktop

Here’s how to lock your Facebook profile using a desktop browser.

  • Go to
  • Select your profile icon.
  • This will take you to your profile page.
  • You should see a three dot menu next to Edit Profile.
  • Click on three dot menu and select Lock Profile option.
  • Click on “Lock Your Profile.”
  • Your profile is now locked.

You can unlock your Facebook profile at any time. Just visit your profile and tap the three dots menu. Then, click the unlock icon. 

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