How To Hide Facebook Marketplace Listings from Friends
There are times when you don’t want your Facebook friends to know what you’re posting online. Maybe you’re selling something that one of your friends gave you, and you’d rather they not know. Whatever the reason, Facebook Marketplace gives you the option to hide your listings from your friends.
This article will show you how to hide your Facebook Marketplace listings from your friends.
Hide New Listing
Here’s what to do if you want to hide a new listing from your friends on Facebook and Facebook Messenger:
- Click on the three lines at the top of the Facebook page and then click on “Marketplace.”
- Click on “Sell” and then select “Items for Sale.”
- Put in your item’s info and swipe right next to “Hide from Friends.”
Hide Existing Listing
If you want to hide an existing listing from your friends on Facebook and Messenger, here’s what you should do:
- Click on the three lines at the top of the Facebook page.
- Click on “Marketplace” and then the person icon on the top of the page.
- Click on the three dots next to the listing and then click “Edit Listing.”
- Swipe right next to “Hide from Friends.”
What Happened to the “Hide All Listing from Friends” Option?
At one point, there was an option to hide all listings from friends on the Marketplace. In May 2022, Facebook got rid of the option. They also took away the ability to make hiding available as a default option. However, you are still able to hide listings on individual posts.
How Do I Block Friends from Seeing My Marketplace Posts?
When you block someone from Marketplace, you are also blocking their profile on Facebook. To block friends from the Marketplace, here’s what to do:
- Go to the profile you want to see, tap the three lines, and go to “Settings & Privacy.”
- Go to “Settings,” then to “Audience and Visibility,” and click on “Blocking.”
- Type the name you want to block and then tap “Block” next to their name.
- Tap “Block” again.
How to Block a Profile from a Marketplace Conversation
If you want to block someone from a Marketplace conversation, here’s how to do that:
- Go to the Messenger app and open the profile you’d like to block.
- Click on their name at the top.
- Click “Block” and then click “Block” again to confirm.
Reasons Your Friends Could Still See a Listing You Have Hidden
The following are a couple of reasons that your friends could still see a listing you posted, even if you have “Hide from Friends” turned on.
If you share a listing that you don’t have hidden from friends on Messenger but then later turn it on after it’s been shared, your friends may still be able to see a preview.
If you share a listing that you don’t have hidden from friends on your stories and then later turn it on after it’s been shared, your friends may still be able to see a preview, but because it’s a story, it will
Why is there a hide from friends option on Facebook Marketplace?
It isn’t clear why it’s an option on Facebook’s part, but from a user’s perspective, it just comes down to not wanting some things shared with friends.
Are listings you hide from friends public?
When you have “Hide from Friends” turned on, they are still public. They will be hidden from your friends on Facebook and Messenger, but everyone off Facebook and Messenger will be able to see the listing.
What can you hide listings for?
You can only choose to hide items. You can’t hide listings for rentals, houses, or vehicles.
Can you hide listings in a group?
No, you can’t. If you list an item in a group, then turn on “Hide from Friends,” it will be removed.
Does Facebook notify your friends when you list something on Marketplace?
No. When you post an item on the Marketplace, it doesn’t get published on your newsfeed, so your friends won’t be notified.
If I relist an item, do I need to hide it from friends again?
Yes, you do. When you re-list an item, the “Hide from Friends” setting will be off, so you’ll have to turn it on again.
What if I renew a listing?
If you renew a listing, the “Hide from Friends” setting will still be on.
Whatever the reason you want to hide a listing from your friends in the Marketplace, the process is simple to do. It’s just as easy to undo it and make it visible to your friends if you wish to do that at another time.
Have you used the “Hide from Friends” feature on Facebook Marketplace? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments section below.