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How to Stop Others from Following You on Facebook

By default, your Facebook friends are following you, and anyone can follow you on Facebook.

If you do not like others following you, then you can stop it.

In this post, we will see the steps to do this task on Facebook (PC) and Facebook app (Android). Let's see how.

Stop Others from Following You on Facebook 


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    Go to Public Posts. Sign in if you are not already.
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    Now, you can see "Who Can Follow Me" along with its drop-down list.
Who Can Follow Me along with its drop-down list
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    Open it and then select "Friends."
Selected Friends

That is all. From now on, only your friends can follow you and others cannot.

Keep in mind that it also removes "Followers" tab on your Facebook account. Moreover, all your existing followers (who are not your friends) cannot follow you because they are not your followers anymore.

In case, if you want to allow anyone to follow you in future, then just follow the above steps and then choose "Public" from the drop-down list. It will bring back "Followers" tab and all your existing followers. Also, it will allow anyone to follow you.


You can do the same task on Facebook for Android and here is how:

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    Open Facebook app.
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    Tap Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Settings & Privacy > Account Settings > Public Posts.
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    Under "Who Can Follow Me," you can see options "Public" and "Friends." Select "Friends."
Selected Friends on Facebook app

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