How to Make Featured Photos on Facebook Private

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Facebook

4 min read

Featured Photo was a feature introduced by Facebook that allows users to share their favorite photos in a separate part of their profiles.

The featured photos on Facebook was a public section meaning that those photos cold be viewed even by users who are not on your Facebook friends list.

The photos were duplicates of the ones users have already posted on their profiles. However, the images do not share the same like count. Additionally, the posts were not shared on their Timeline or News Feed, and users were also able to edit or delete them.

However, Facebook recently upgraded the Featured photos option into a Featured collection that gives the featured album photos a story-like format.

The difference between the Facebook stories and the Featured collection is that the photos in the featured collection are not expiring after 24 hours, meaning that you can keep them on your profile as long as you wish.

However, no matter how the featured photos are formatted, some users still have privacy concerns and wonder whether they can make the section private.

Unfortunately, Facebook featured photos are public, and there is no way to hide or restrict them to friends only.

But on the bright side, users are able to edit or delete the photo collections posted on their profiles.

So, for those who are concerned about their images being public and wondering how to remove them from the featured photo section, keep reading.

Because featured photos cannot be private, the only way for users to hide them from their profiles is to delete them entirely.

Users can delete individual photos or full-featured collections from their profiles.

When users remove a photo from the featured section that does not delete the original photo. The original photo will remain on the profile and stay visible to the audience users have previously chosen for the photo.

For Desktop:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Below your profile picture, click ‘Edit profile’.

facebook edit profile

  1. Scroll down to the featured section and click ‘Edit’ again.

Facebook featured collection

  1. Tap on the pencil icon.

Facebook featured collection

  1. Uncheck the photos you want to remove.
  2. Click ‘Save’.

For mobile:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Below your profile picture, click ‘Edit profile’.
  3. Scroll down to the featured section and click ‘Edit’ again.
  4. Tap on the collection.
  5. Uncheck the photos you want to remove.
  6. Click ‘Save’.

How to remove an entire photo collection

For Desktop:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Below your profile picture, click ‘Edit profile’.
  3. Scroll down to the featured section and click ‘Edit’ again.
  4. Click ‘Delete Featured Collection’.

facebook featured collection

For mobile:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Below your profile picture, click ‘Edit profile’.
  3. Tap on the collection you want to remove and select ‘Delete Featured Collection’.

facebook app delete featured collection

What is public information on Facebook?

Public Information on Facebook is information that can be seen by anyone including people who are not your Facebook friends.

Some of the information that is always public on Facebook is your name, last name, profile picture, and cover photo. This helps Facebook to connect you with your friends and family.

Additionally, there are different options to make some of your information and photos private on Facebook.