Prevent Your Facebook Profile To Appear On Google Search

Everyone needs some privacy on their online profiles. Today almost everyone uses social networking sites to connect with their friends and maximum of them seeks for privacy. Currently Facebook is at the top most level among all social networking sites. People share your personal information, photos and videos only with their friends and might not like if their profile and pictures appear publicly on other search engines.  So to prevent occur their Facebook profile information on a search engine like Google, they need to change their privacy option. Below are the few steps on how to prevent your Facebook profile appear in Google search results:

  • Login to
  • Click on Account–> Privacy Settings.
  • Now click on Edit your Settings under Apps and Websites.
FB G Search
  • At the bottom most see Public Search–> Click Edit Settings.

FB G Search 2
  • Uncheck the Enable public search box.
  • A pop-up box will appear to confirm your selection–> Click Confirm.
FB G Search 3


Your Facebook profile will be disabled from Google search results.

This article is written by Priyanka Bhowmick. Her write-ups can be found in her blog CyberJunkeez. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.

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16 thoughts on “Prevent Your Facebook Profile To Appear On Google Search”

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  2. I did this a while ago. I think keeping your worlds separate, so to speak, is a healthy thing. If I want someone to know about me on Facebook I will either tell them where they can find me or I'll go looking for them, but on Facebook, not through a search engine.

  3. How long does it take to remove it from the search engine. I just disabled the setting but when I search it still shows?

  4. Nice! I've done this for Google plus, but didn't know it was possible for Fb as well.

  5. Nice find. It will be indeed quite useful if one intends to hide from the public search.

  6. Great work Priyanka 🙂 This is one of the best directions to change their privacy option on here.

  7. This is important if someone want to keep his Facebook profile completely private. But my FB profile is public and can be viewed in search engines. Cause I don't want to make it private 🙂

  8. This is a must use option. there are lots of things that we dont want to share with every body around the world.
    Thanks for showing it.

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