Learn to Lock your Facebook Profile on PC and Android

Would you like to boost your Facebook account privacy by locking your profile? When you lock your profile, people not on your friend's list can only see a limited view of your profile. A locked profile will only show posts and photos on the timeline, profile picture, cover photo, stories, and new posts to friend's. Also, you will not post publicly anymore, and only your friends will see it.


If you wish to know how to lock Facebook profile, the Facebook mobile app and the Facebook browser can be used to lock Facebook profile. However, you might find it strange that Facebook's desktop version doesn't have the option to lock your profile, though there is a workaround. This option is only available on the Android app. Read on to learn how to lock your Facebook profile.


Steps to Lock Facebook Profile on PC and Android

The profile lock feature on Facebook boosts profile security. Here are detailed steps that you can use to lock your Facebook profile on a desktop or an Android device.


1. Lock Facebook Profile via Mobile App

To lock your Facebook account through the Android mobile app:


· On the Facebook app, tap your 'Profile' and choose 'Add to Story' from the three dots menu.

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On this page, you will view an option to 'Lock' your Profile. Tap on it to learn how it works

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The Account section should say, 'You have locked your account.' Tap on it to see the pop-up message.


2. Lock Facebook Profile via Desktop

There is no way to lock your app directly from the browser however, there is a workaround you can use if you don't have access to the mobile app:


· To know how to lock Facebook profile on pc, open the browser and visit https://www.facebook.com/.

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Now, change the URL by clicking on your profile icon and replacing 'www' with 'm' so that it now reads 'm.facebook.com/yourprofilename.'

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By clicking this link, you will be redirected to a mobile version of Facebook on your desktop browser. Next to Edit Profile, you will see a three-dot menu.

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You will see the 'Lock Profile' option in the three-dot menu. Select it, and just like the Android version of the app, this next page will explain how the locking feature works, with the option to 'Lock Your Profile' at the bottom. Click on this button, and your account will be locked.


So, this is how to lock your Facebook profile using Android and desktop. You can unlock your Facebook account on both the mobile app and desktop. Whereas the Lock Profile option used to appear, there is now the Unlock Profile option. Tap on it and then hit Unlock when prompted.

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