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How To Lock Your Facebook Profile (From Mobile & Desktop)

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Facebook has received a lot of criticism in recent years for its lackluster approach to user privacy. Hoping to improve its image, the social media powerhouse has been experimenting with a whole host of new privacy features, and one of them is an option that allows users to lock their profiles and show only limited information to people they are not friends with on Facebook.

Note: This feature is not yet available across all regions. If you’re unable to lock your Facebook profile after following our step-by-step instructions, then you most likely aren’t doing anything wrong.

How To Lock Your Facebook Profile Via Mobile App

Here’s what you need to do to lock your Facebook profile using the mobile version of the Facebook app:

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap your Facebook profile icon (located left to the “What’s on your mind?” input bar).
  3. Tap the three horizontal dots (located right to the “Add to Story” button).
  4. Tap the Lock Profile option.
  5. Read the information about how the profile lock feature works and confirm your decision to lock your profile.

At the moment, only Android users can lock their Facebook profiles via the Facebook app. If you’re an iOS user and don’t have access to an Android smartphone, you can follow the instructions below to learn how to lock your profile from any web browser.

How To Lock Your Facebook Profile Via Desktop

While there’s no way to currently lock a Facebook profile from the regular desktop version of the social media site, there’s nothing stopping you from accessing the mobile version of Facebook using any major web browser and locking your profile that way:

  1. Go to https://m.facebook.com/ (the “m” at the beginning of the URL will take you to the mobile version of the site).
  2. Click your Facebook profile icon (located left to the “What’s on your mind?” input bar).
  3. Click the three horizontal dots (located right to the “Edit Profile” button).
  4. Select the Lock Profile option.
  5. Read the information about how the profile lock feature works and confirm your decision to lock your profile.

Also Read: How To Find & Cancel Pending Facebook Friend Requests

To unlock your Facebook profile, simply go through the steps again but select the unlock option after you click the three horizontal dots.

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How To Find & Cancel Pending Facebook Friend Requests

If you want to find and cancel all the pending Facebook friend requests that you’ve sent, our step-by-step guide will show you how.

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Facebook is helping people connect in a lot of different ways. Some use it to keep in touch with former classmates, others use it for work, and there are also many people who visit the social network just to read the latest news and look at funny cat pictures. As such, you’re guaranteed to encounter some people who are less than thrilled to become your friends by accepting your Facebook friend requests. In this article, we explain where you can find all pending Facebook friend requests so that you can cancel them and stop them from reminding you that not everyone wants to be your friend.

What Are Facebook Friend Requests?

Facebook is all about connecting with friends and family members. This is done using friend requests. You can send a friend request to any Facebook user with a simple click. If the user decides to accept your request, you will be able to see the user’s activity in News Feed, Stories, and Photos, and the user will see yours.

However, the user may also choose to decline or simply ignore your friend request. If they choose the last option mentioned, your friend request will remain pending indefinitely — or until you manually cancel it. The good news is that you can send an unlimited number of friend requests, so keeping them pending isn’t a huge deal.

How To Find Pending Facebook Friend Requests

Finding pending Facebook friend requests is just as simple on a computer as it is as on a smartphone:

Computer

Step 1: Open a web browser and log in to your Facebook profile.

Step 2: Click the “Friends” button in the left side panel.

Step 3: Click “View Sent Requests” below Friend Requests.

Smartphone

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

Step 2: Tap the “Friends” icon located in the top menu.

Step 3: Tap “See All” next to “Friend Requests”.

Step 4: Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

Step 5: Select “View Sent Requests”.

How To Cancel Pending Facebook Friend Requests

Facebook makes it possible to cancel pending friend requests without notifying their recipients. Here’s what you need to do:

Computer

Step 1: Open a web browser and log in to your Facebook profile.

Step 2: Click the “Friends” button in the navigation bar or in the left side panel.

Step 3: Click “View Sent Requests” below “Friend Requests”.

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Step 4: Click “Cancel Request” next to the friend request you want to cancel.

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Smartphone

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

Step 2: Tap the “Friends” icon located in the top menu.

Step 3: Tap “See All” next to “Friend Requests”.

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Step 4: Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

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Step 5: Select “View Sent Requests”.

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Step 6: Click “Cancel Request” next to the friend request you want to cancel.

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Alternatively, you can visit the profile of any person who received a friend request from you but hasn’t accepted it yet, and you should see the “Cancel Request” button under their profile picture.

Did this guide help you find and cancel all your pending Facebook friend requests?

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