How to Hide Facebook Marketplace Listings from Friends
There are times when you don’t want your Facebook friends to know what you post online. Maybe you’re selling something that one of your friends gave you, and you’d rather they not know about it. Whatever the reason, Facebook Marketplace gives you the option to hide your listing from your friends.
This article will show you how to hide your Facebook Marketplace listing from friends.
Hide New Signup
Here’s what to do if you want to hide new listings from your friends on Facebook and Facebook Messenger:
Click on the three lines at the top of Facebook then click “Marketplace.”
Click “Sell” then select “Items for Sale.”
Enter the item info and swipe right next to “Hide from Friends.”
Hide Existing List
If you want to hide your existing list from your friends on Facebook and Messenger, here’s what you have to do:
Click on the three lines at the top of the Facebook page.
Click “Marketplace” and then the people icon at the top of the page.
Click the three dots next to the listing, then click “Edit Listing”.
Swipe right next to “Hide from Friends.”
What Happened to the “Hide All Lists from Friends” Option?
At one point, there was an option to hide all listings from friends in Marketplace. In May 2022, Facebook removed the option. They also removed the ability to make hiding available as a default option. However, you can still hide the list on individual posts.
How Do I Block Friends From Viewing My Marketplace Posts?
When you block someone from Marketplace, you also block their profile on Facebook. To block a friend from Marketplace, here’s what to do:
Go to the profile you want to view, tap the three lines, and open “Settings & Privacy”.
Go to “Settings”, then to “Audience and Visibility”, and click “Block”.
Type in the name you want to block, then tap “Block” next to the name.
Tap “Block” again.
How to Block a Profile from Marketplace Conversations
If you want to block someone from a Marketplace conversation, here’s how to do it:
Open the Messenger app and go to the profile you want to block.
Click on their name at the top.
Click “Block” then click “Block” again to confirm.
Why Your Friends Can Still See Your Hidden Listings
Here are some reasons why your friends may still see the listings you post, even if you have “Hide from Friends” turned on.
If you share a list that you didn’t hide from your friends in Messenger, but then enable it after sharing, your friends may still be able to see the preview.
If you share a list that you didn’t hide from friends in your story and then enable it after sharing, your friend may still be able to see the preview, but since it’s a story, it will
Why is there an option to hide from friends in Facebook Marketplace?
It’s not unclear why this is an option on Facebook’s part, but from a user perspective, it’s simply because they don’t want things to be shared with friends.
Are the listings you’ve hidden from friends public?
When you enable “Hide from Friends”, they are still public. The list will be hidden from your friends on Facebook and Messenger, but everyone outside of Facebook and Messenger will be able to see the list.
What can you hide the list for?
You can only choose to hide items. You can’t hide listings for rentals, homes, or vehicles.
Can you hide listings in groups?
No, you can’t. If you list items in a group, then enable “Hide from Friends”, those items will be deleted.
Does Facebook notify your friends when you list something on Marketplace?
No. When you post an item on Marketplace, it isn’t published in your newsfeed, so your friends won’t be notified.
If I re-register an item, do I need to hide it from friends again?
Yes. When you re-register the item, the “Hide from Friends” setting will be disabled, so you’ll need to enable it again.
What if I update the list?
If you update the list, the “Hide from Friends” setting will still be active.
Whatever your reason for wanting to hide your listing from your friends in Marketplace, the process is simple. Canceling it is just as easy and showing it to your friends if you want to do it later.
Have you ever used the “Hide from Friends” feature on Facebook Marketplace? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments section below.
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