Facebook provides its users a host of privacy options, including the ability to lock your profile. Locking a user’s profile shows only a limited view of the account to people who are not on the friend list on Facebook. A locked profile will show photos and posts on the timeline, profile picture and cover photo, stories, and new posts only to people who are in the friends list. Also, their ‘Public’ posts will not be public anymore and only visible to friends.
If you wish to lock your Facebook profile, you can either do it from the mobile app or from your browser, however, it should be noted that the desktop version of Facebook does not have the option to lock your profile, but there is a workaround. Also, this feature is limited to the Android app. Read on to find out how you can lock your Facebook profile.
Lock Facebook profile via the mobile app
To lock your Facebook profile via the Android mobile app:
Open the Facebook app and tap on your profile
Tap the three-dot menu icon next to ‘Add to Story’
Here, you should see a Lock Profile option, tap on it
The next page will give you a brief on how it works with an option to Lock Your Profile at the bottom, tap on it
You should see a pop-up that says ‘You Locked Your Profile’, tap on OK