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Creating “lists” in Facebook allows you to manage your overall friends list more easily in terms of contact groups, and in particular it allows you to separate your friends into groups of people so that you can decide who can see what areas of your profile. This is much easier than having to edit permissions for individual people and settings every time you accept a friend request, as you can simply add them to the group and it’s done!

For example, you may want to accept a friend request from someone, but you don’t really want them to be able to view your status updates or wall posts in general. Or maybe you want them to have access to your wall posts, but not all, or certain photo albums. I’ll cover that separately, but for now, here is how to create a list.

1. From your Facebook “Home” page, select “Friends” from the left hand sidebar. This will give you the option to “Create List” (screenshot below).

2. Once you select “Create List”, you can give the list a name and select the members to appear in that list. Just start typing the person’s name and it will appear in the dropdown. You can of course select multiple people for this group. Click “Create” once you’re done.

You’ll now be able to see this new list in the left hand sidebar of your “Home” page.

*Applicable to the current Timeline Facebook layout.

You can now follow the next tutorial on restricting access to certain areas of your Facebook profile.


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