Suppose your father has just joined Facebook and now he is sending you friend requests. You can’t accept his request as by doing so you will expose all your personal photos with your girlfriend to him. Also, you can’t deny his friend request because it will let your father think that you are hiding something from him. 

The only thing you can do is delete all your personal posts from Facebook and then accept his friend request. But you can’t do that because you are too emotional and don’t want to delete those photos as they embrace the lovely precious moments you spent with her. 

So what to do? 

There is a smart way by which you can hide your personal posts from your specific Facebook friends like here in the case of your father smartly without unfriending them.

If You Are On Desktop

  1. Login to your Facebook account.
  2. Go to the profile section of the person from whom you wish to hide your personal posts.
  3. You will see an option called “Friends” right beside the profile photo. 
  4. Hover your mouse over it and you will see a number of options as a dropdown.
  5. Scroll down in the dropdown box. 
  6. At the bottom, you will get an option called “Restricted”.
  7. Enable it. 
Picture demonstrating how to hide facebook posts from specific people - the restricted list feature of Facebook on desktop version.

The restricted mode allows a user to hide all those posts ( of whose privacy is set to be friends ) from their Facebook friends without making them know about it. 

But remember, they can see all your post updates of which the privacy is set to be public. Also, all the comments that you will do on other’s posts hold the same rule. If the post’s privacy is kept as public your restricted members will still be able to see those posts. Make sure to comment only on those posts whose privacy is kept as friends if you want to hide those comments from them.

Also Read: How to Know To Whom Your Friend Has Sent Friend Request On Facebook

If You Are On The Facebook App

The steps are almost similar. 

  1. Open the Facebook app from your phone and login to your account.
  2. Go to the profile section of the person from whom you wish to hide your personal posts.
  3. Look for the option “Friends”. 
  4. You can trace it below the profile picture of the person. 
  5. Click on it. 
  6. A list of option will pop up from the bottom. 
  7. Select “Edit Friend List”.
  8. Under the “Edit Friend List” section scroll down to the bottom. 
  9. Enable the option “Restricted.
Picture demonstrating how to hide facebook posts from specific people - the restricted list feature of Facebook app

A Simpler Way

There is another option by which you can hide some specific post from some specific people. The only difference between this and the restricted feature is that the restricted feature change the settings permanently. But by using this technique you will need to change the settings each time you post a photo or video on Facebook.