How to Set the Privacy of Story on Facebook

I will show you how to set who can view your stories on Facebook and Facebook Messenger in this post.

I will also show you how to hide your stories from specific people or everyone.

I’m using Android and iPhone here. Let’s begin.

How to Set Story Privacy on Facebook

Open the Facebook app.

If you’re on Android, hit the three horizontal lines at the top or at the bottom if you’re on an iPhone.

Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Story Settings > Story privacy.

You can now see these options:

  • Public – Your followers, friends, and those with whom you’ve chatted on Messenger can see it.
  • Friends – Only your friends can see it.
  • Custom – Only visible to the people you specify.

Select the one you prefer.

If you’re using an Android device, tap Change. At the top left, click the back arrow.

If you’re using an iPhone, you’ll see the following message: Your settings have been updated.

That’s all there is to it.

How to Set Story Privacy on Facebook Messenger

Launch Facebook Messenger.

At the top left, tap your profile picture.

Hit Story, which is between Phone Contacts and Avatar.

You can now see these options:

  • Public – Your followers, friends, and those with whom you’ve chatted on Messenger can see it.
  • Friends (if you’re on iPhone) or Friends Only (if you’re on Android) – Only your friends can see it.
  • Custom – Only visible to the people you specify.

Select the one you prefer.

Hit the Save at the top right. On Android, tap Save in the pop-up.

How to Hide Stories from Specific People

Follow these steps to accomplish this task on Facebook:

Friends should be your story privacy setting. You can do that by following the steps above.

This option can now be found in the “Story privacy” – Hide Story From. Hit it.

Follow these steps if you have an iPhone:

Find the one from whom you want to hide your story. Select them by tapping. 

Then, follow the above steps with other people you wish to hide your story from.

Now tap the back arrow at the top left.

That’s all there is to it.

Follow these steps if you’re on Android:

Choose the friend from whom you want to hide the story.

Tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen.

Again, tap the back arrow at the top left.

That’s all.

Follow these steps if you want to perform this task on Facebook Messenger:

Friends should be your story privacy setting. You can do that by following the steps above.

This option can now be found in the “Story” – Hide Story From. Hit it.

Choose the people from whom you want to hide your story. At the top right, click Apply.

If you’re using an Android device, tap Save at the top right and then tap Save in the popup.

That’s all.

How to Hide Stories from Everyone

Follow these steps if you want to perform this task on Facebook Messenger:

Choose your story privacy as Custom. The steps to do this are above.

Tap Save if you’re on an iPhone and that’s all there is to it.

Follow these steps if you’re using Android:

You are now shown people to choose from. Please don’t select anyone and tap the back arrow at the top left.

At the top, hit Save. In the popup, tap Save.

Follow these steps if you want to perform this task on Facebook:

Choose your story privacy as Custom. The steps to do this are above.

Tap the back arrow on your iPhone and you’re done.

If you’re on Android, you must choose at least one person. Once you’ve done that, hit the back arrow at the top left.

In the popup, tap Change. At the top left, hit the back arrow.