Here's how you can lock your Facebook profile

Only friends of the user can view specific contents on his profile
A representational image of Facebooks profile locking screen. —  Canva
A representational image of Facebook's profile locking screen. —  Canva

Are you concerned about the privacy of your Facebook account? Gadinsider has found a solution for you where you can lock your Facebook profile.

However, it should be noted this feature isn't available everywhere at the moment. You can only lock your profile in certain countries.

If you see a lock on someone's profile, it means that the person has chosen to lock their profile and show a limited view of its content to people that they are not friends with on Facebook.

Things only your friends will be able to see on your profile:

  • Photos and posts on their profile.
  • Their full-size profile picture or cover photo.
  • Their stories.
  • New posts and photos
  • Any posts that they've shared in the past to the Public will change to Friends.
  • Profile review and tag review will be turned on.
  • Only a portion of their About info will be visible to everyone on their profile.

Alternative method to manage profile privacy 

  • Use Privacy Checkup.
  • Choose who you share posts, photos and other information with.
  • Edit basic info and choose who can see it.
  • Change your story privacy settings.
  • Turn on profile review.
  • Turn on tag review
  • Turn on profile picture guard.
  • Control who can friend and follow you.
  • Control who can look you up using your email address or mobile phone number.