In this article i will be explaining how to make your facebook photo albums private completely or share them to specific people or restrict them from certain users in your facebook friends list.
There might be lots of stuff you want to show to some of your buddies on facebook but not to the entire friend list? well facebook have the options to protect your images and photo albums from public access and only allowing it to specific people who you want to be able to see those images.
How to make your photo albums private on facebook
In this tutorial we will make a new album and hide it from public and sharing it with only specific person in our facebook friend list and then adding new images to the album. Its better practice to make the album private first and then add images to the album later on.
Create a new photo album with desired privacy settings on facebook
First we will create a new empty photo album. For creating the new photo album, goto facebook.com and login to your account. Once logged in, goto your photos. (You can do this by going to your profile and then clicking on photos tab)
This will take you to the photos application listing your albums and images. There click on the button saying + Create a Photo Album
On the next page, it will ask you to enter the name, location and description of your new photo album. You can enter the name only and leave other details. Below the name, location and description for the album, there is option to select privacy settings for your album. These settings can either be set here, or else they can be edited later on too.
Here in the privacy settings you can select if you want everyone to see the images in this photo album, or friends of friends, friends or else you can have custom settings. If you chose Customize then it will show another popup for the custom settings like this:
Here, you can again select if you want everyone, friends of friends or only friends to see your pictures that you will upload in this photo album. Other than that you can select if you want some friends only (once selected, it will give option to enter their names to make a list of allowed users), only yourself, like your personal hidden album or else if you want every one to see the album except for some specific users in your facebook friends list, you can enter their names in the end in the Except These People.
Once you have entered your desired privacy level and are done with settings, simply click ok. And then Click Create Album to create your new album.
On the next page, it will ask you to upload the images to your album. Simply browse through the folders and select the files you want to be uploaded into your new photo album on your facebook account.
You can simply browse through the folders on your computers hard drive from the list on the left and the images in those folders are shown on the right panel. Simply select the images that you want to be uploaded and click upload.
If this java based uploader don’t work for you, you can try the simple uploader to upload the files too(link at the bottom of the upload page).
Once the upload is completed, it will take you to the other page, where you can add caption and other customizations to the uploaded images, including deleting any of them and also making any of them the cover of the album. Once you have sorted out the options, click on the Publish Now button on the top of the page to publish this album. Press Skip if you don’t want to publish this album right now on your profile.
Once you will click Publish Now the images added to this photo album will be available to the people you selected in the privacy settings above.
2. Change the privacy settings of the photo album
If you want to change the privacy settings of an already existing photo album, simply goto the same photos tab on your facebook profile wall and at the bottom click on Album Privacy
Once you click on the Album Privacy link, it will take you to the next page listing all the albums with their settings in front of them.
You can customize them in the same way as they can be done while creating them above (and click ok) and then save the settings at the bottom of the page.
This way you can edit the privacy settings of your photo albums that you have created before.
Hopefully this article on how to make your facebook photo albums private completely or share them to specific people or restrict them from certain users in your facebook friends list was helpful :).