Create a Custom Friend List in Facebook in to limit your post within your physically known particular group of real life friends for more security over default. Facebook deliberately does not provide a straight forward url to manage your own friend list. It is normal that, most common Facebook users will get confused with the official documentation and use their automated ‘smart list’. This smart list is smart for the advertisers not really for the users. Facebook is not a mind reader that can add or remove your real friends. Here is how to Create a Custom Friend List in Facebook and Why to Create a Facebook Friendlist.
Why To Create a Custom Friend List in Facebook ?
Facebook, practically offers no security particularly if you are not very cautious just like we wrote before in an elaborated article on Facebook’s security. As an advertiser or App developer, it is quite easy to fetch your various data if they are public. For visibility on search Engine and for backlinking purpose, we make it public. If you create a custom Friend List, by default when you will post a post, it will get limited and inaccessible by the Apps if you use proper settings there too. Or may be, you have got a number of ‘Friends’ like this one :
Possibly the limit for a personal profile is 5K or a bit more. Whatever the number is, it is big as I personally accept all requests, I can count and say the names of the persons I sent request myself ! It is nothing abnormal if you think of having multiple websites, involvement in various free works both online and offline and a professional. Definitely, not even 10% of the number is ‘real friend’, its 0.1% for me. That is 5 person.
There another is obvious reason, apart from security to create a custom friend list for practical purpose. People might not want to see you are saying some words but 30 people you know needs to read. So it actually acts like a group. Facebook actually has an official webpage on how to create a custom friendlist in Facebook. But that is as we said before, is too much complex and intended to push their own automated system to have easy access through API.
So, when logged in, simply go to :
And you will get this kind of page for you :
You can see the button, click it and add a name and the names you want to add.
Possibly you already aware that, not to post each and every photographs of you or your photo with some identifiable points publicly. Try not to post hundreds of your own images with your face, You can visit Richard Stallman’s website to know how Facebook abuses with your identifiable data.