Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tip #27 - How to : Hide Facebook Likes

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It comes a time when we all like a facebook page of an artist, a group etc. and we don't want our friends or the public to find out. Well, of course there is a solution to hide those embarrasing likes from your profile. I found this trick over at lifehacker's(if you don't know this site, I seriously suggest you to visit it; it has all these killer life hacks; it's really cool) website and is really handy. Read the tip below.
Follow this simple guide:

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Go to your Likes page and click the edit option.
  3. Remove the like you don't want others to see from the category it currently resides by clicking the "X" that shows up while hovering.
  4. Now, find another category you don't use and change its privacy setting to "Only Me" as shown in the picture below.
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    Select "Only Me" option to make the category private.
  5. Simply add your like to the category you set as private.
Done, now only you can see your embarrasing likes.

(Updated on October 22nd)
The above tip doesn't seem to work now, as Facebook updated some of these settings. However, I figured out some possible solution similar to the aforementioned.
  1. Log into your account.
  2. Go to the Likes page.
  3. Set a category you don't use to "Only Me".
  4. Now, the part that might or might not work. While being on the private category, search for the page you want to like using the search box above suggestions. It's really important to use this search box and not Facebook's Graph Search.
  5. If you are like and you do find the page you want click it and it will be added to the private category. 
This way you will continue to receive updates on your news feed, but your friends won't know you like this page.

Hope you found our trick interesting. Comment below and have fun.