How to Make Posts Private on Your Friend's Wall on Facebook


By default, there is no way to mark posts on your friends' Facebook walls as private. However, a suitable alternative exists -- you can quickly post private messages on a friend's wall without prying eyes reading it. This trick is helpful when you're trading private messages with friends over the social network.

  • Go to the "Status" field on the Facebook home page. Click the area labeled "What's on your mind?"

  • Type the "@" symbol immediately followed by your friend's name, as it appears on Facebook. As you type a first name, a list automatically populates with possible choices. Keep typing or select the right name for your friend.

  • Type your message after the person's name. Add a space between the friend's name and your message.

  • Click the "Lock" icon below the "Status" field. You will have four options: "Everyone," "Friends of Friends," "Friends Only" and "Customize."

  • Select "Customize" from the drop-down list. A pop-up box will appear overlaid on the screen.

  • Select the "Specific People" option from the "These People" menu.

  • Type your friend's name again. As you type, you can select from the populated list. Click the "Save Setting" button when you're finished.

  • Click the "Share" button to post the message on both your wall and your friend's wall. The status message is visible for only your friend to read.

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