How to remove your Facebook profile from search engines (e.g. Google)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to remove your Facebook profile from search engines, like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, via a PC and the Facebook app on your phone.

How to remove your Facebook profile from search engines via a PC

1. Open Facebook.

2. Click on the (▼) (upside-down triangle) located in the top right corner.

3. Click on Settings & Privacy.

Facebook settings and privacy

Note: If you're still using Facebook's old design, click on Settings and skip the next step.

Open Facebook settings

4. Click on Settings.

Open Facebook settings

5. In the left menu, you click on Privacy.

Open Facebook privacy settings

6. Click next to Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile? on Edit.

The Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile option

7. Click on Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

The Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile option

A small confirmation window will appear.

8. Click on Turn Off.

How to remove your Facebook profile from search engines

Your Facebook profile will be removed from the search engines (e.g., Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.). It may take a while before your Facebook profile is no longer visible on the search engines.

How to remove your Facebook profile from search engines via the Facebook app on your Android phone

The steps below work for all Android phones, such as Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, One Plus, Nokia, Google, ASUS, Sony, LG, and all other Android phones.

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Tap on the ≡ (3 horizontal lines) menu button in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

3. At the bottom, you tap on Settings & Privacy.

Open settings and privacy in Facebook app

4. Tap on Settings.

Open settings in Facebook app

5. In the Privacy section, you tap on Privacy Settings.

Open privacy settings in Facebook app

6. Scroll down and tap on Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile?.

The Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile option

7. Tap on the toggle button next to Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

The Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile option

A small confirmation window will appear at the bottom of the screen.

8. Tap on Disable.

How to remove your Facebook profile from search engines via the Facebook app

Your Facebook profile will be removed from the search engines (e.g., Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.). It may take a while before your Facebook profile is no longer visible on the search engines.



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