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Is there a way to completely hide a profile on Facebook?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by killerz, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. killerz

    killerz Junior Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have a new Facebook account created and wanted to know if there is a way to completely hide the profile such that even if someone searches for the profile name the profile should not show up.
     
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    in instagram there is an option to temporary disable account, maybe there is also such option in fb?
     
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  3. pavan

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    there is an option to hide it from search engines and facebook search
    check into privacy settings
     
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    Disable your account and it won't be found. It'll still be there but not searchable. It comes back alive if you log in again.

    But if you're still using the account, it's not possible to be active /logged in and totally invisible.
     
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    fb dont have any such options.and i believe there is no hacks to hide it.
     
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  6. DaPromo

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    You can hide yourself from search
    You can block a certain person from finding you, and he won't be able to even look at your profile
    You can disable your online status to your friends

    But you cannot completely hide your profile from everyone
     
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  7. killerz

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    I have looked at the various privacy settings and I couldn't find a way to hide it from the Facebook search results. I will be using the account and creating pages through it so I need the account to be active. From the responses so far it seems like there is no way to get the profile hidden from Facebook search results.
     
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    I had a friend that kept disabling his facebook each time he d log out. You could find the account name in google searh but when you clicked on it it brought back an error that the account doesn t exist. Maybe do that?:)
     
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  9. killerz

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    I am looking to hide the profile from Facebook search. Do you know how it can be done?
     
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    I just checked that feature has been removed. Apparently you can't hide it from facebook search by name. However you can hide it from other search engines and prevent users from searching your profile using your email and phone number
    https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=privacy
    http://prntscr.com/ey9wnj
     
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    You can use a shortened version of your name and never post anything on the personal account. It'll be very unlikely to bump into you by accident.
     
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  12. killerz

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    Yup, I have made the changes in privacy settings to hide it from search engines. For Facebook search results I guess I'll just have to let it be the way it is.

    I guess I'll have to do that since there's no other way to hide the account from Facebook search for now.

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    Thanks everyone who shared information & responded to my query and tried to help me out. Really appreciate it. Thanks :)
     
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    Strange. Maybe not work anymore, I tried long time ago.
     
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    under the privacy settings
     
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    use a name where people wont be able to find you