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Restrict Visibility of Phone Numbers on Facebook

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Network-internet

Although phone numbers are the easiest possible way to stay connected with friends and relatives the information is yet considered as sensitive. Many people do not want to distribute their phone numbers to any person whom they do not know and while providing their phone numbers in Facebook profile the visibility scope of numbers can be customized to help users maintain their privacies. This means that users can add as many phone numbers as they want and they can configure their profiles so that they can specify the visibility scope of each phone number separately. For example they can allow everyone to see their office phone number but they can restrict the visibility of mobile number and home phone only to the people who are added in their friend lists. As a Facebook account holder if you want to do so you can follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Facebook account by providing credentials on the site.

  2. Click on the link specifying the name from the top left corner of the page.

  3. On the opened page click on Edit Profile button from the top right corner.

  4. On the next page click on Contact Information option from the left section.

  5. From the section under Phonescategory click on the settings icon to view the security options available.

  6. Choose the appropriate option as required and finally click on Save Changes button link to make the changes persistent.