You don’t want every post to reach more people than you originally intended. In order to limit access to your postings to those with direct access, you might want to learn how to do away with the Share button.

Before, this option wasn’t accessible, but Facebook appears to have taken note of user requests. Continue reading to learn if and how to do away with the Share button from your Facebook posts.

Can You Remove the Share Button on Facebook Post

The Share button on your Facebook postings can be deleted, and doing so is a simple process. Please take note that this setting cannot be applied to a single post or to a subset of posts on your account. Every Facebook post you publish will be impacted if you remove the Share button.

But this is actually not that horrible. You may almost completely customise your Facebook privacy settings if you limit access to your profile and content to just your friends.

How to Remove the Share Button on Facebook Posts

How to delete the Share button from your Facebook posts is explained in this section. However, since doing so will make all of your posts inaccessible to sharing, we’ll also offer choices so you may first decide who has access to the postings.

1. Disable Share Button in Settings

The Share button can only be removed from your Facebook posts by totally disabling Share across all of your posts.

As we have mentioned, your goals will determine if you choose to choose this path. Disabling Share is the best choice if you don’t want your posts to be shared by the viewers of your posts. Skip this choice and take a look at the others in the article instead if you still want some of your posts to be shared.

The steps listed below can be used to disable the Share button on all of your Facebook posts.

On a phone:

1. Open the Facebook app and ensure that your account is active.

2. In the top right corner of the screen, select the Menu symbol (it is the 3 horizontal lines)

3. Click Settings and Privacy after you have scrolled down.

4. Click on Settings on the Settings and Privacy page

5. Scroll down to the Privacy Section of the Settings page and click on Profile and Tagging

6. Click on Allow Others To Share Your Posts To Their Story

7. On the window that opens, just select No

On PC:

1. Sign in at facebook.com

2. Click on your profile photo at the top left

3. Select Settings and privacy from the options that appear

4. Select Settings from the options

5. Scroll down to Stories and select it

6. At Allow Others To Share Your Public Stories To Their Own Story, toggle to turn it off

2. Choose Who Can See Specific Posts

The second way to restrict who can access your content, but this time without totally disabling Share, is to set who can see specific posts that you make on Facebook.

This allows you to not only prevent people who are not your friends from viewing your posts, it also helps you choose which of your friends are not allowed to view the posts either.

However, as the heading suggests, you must do this post by post. To restrict who you share specific posts with, follow the steps below:

On mobile app:

1. Launch the Facebook mobile app and make sure you are signed in

2. Open the post that you want to restrict viewership on

3. When the post opens, click on the More icon (3 vertical dots at the top right of the screen)

4. Select Edit Post Privacy from the options

5. Then, select Friends, so that only your Friends can see the post

6. To prevent some friends from seeing the post, select Friends Except. Then select the Facebook friends that you do not want to see your post.

On PC:

1. Log into your account at facebook.com

2. Open the post that you want to restrict viewership on

3. To the right of the post and under your Facebook name, click on the icon beside the date. It may be a globe or person silhouette, depending on your current privacy setting

4. From the options that appear, select Friends if you want only your friends to see the post

5. Select Friends Except, to select the friends who you DO NOT Want to see the post

6. Select Specific Friends to select the only friends that you DO Want to see the post

3. Set All Your Posts to Only Be Seen By Friends

Another method to restrict access to your posts is to set your posts to only be seen by your Facebook friends. In the solution above, we provided steps to set only specific posts to be seen by your friends alone. But you can set all your posts to be seen by only your friends.

To do this, you must restrict who can follow you on Facebook.

The thing is, your followers see your Posts, Reels, Stories, and Soundbites. This is different from Friends. By default, your Friends are your followers and follow your posts, reels, stories, and soundbites.

But people who are not your friends can also follow your posts, reels, stories, and soundbites. You can choose only your friends to follow you and view your content so that you don t have to restrict viewership for every single post you make.

To set your posts, reels, stories, and soundbites to be seen only by your Facebook friends, follow the steps below:

On PC:

1. Sign in at facebook.com

2. Click on your profile photo at the top left

3. Select Settings and privacy from the options that appear

4. Select Settings from the options

5. Scroll down to Public Posts and select it

6. At the top right of the screen, you will see Who Can Follow Me

7. Click the dropdown menu to see a list of options including Friends and Public.

8. Select Friends

9. This will ensure that only your Facebook friends can see you posts and other content on Facebook

On Mobile:

1. Launch the Facebook app and make sure you are logged into your account

2. Click on the Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen (it is the 3 horizontal lines)

3. Scroll down and click on Settings and Privacy

4. Click on Settings

5. Scroll down to the Audience and Visibility section and click on Followers and Public Content

6. Change Who Can Follow Me to Friends

Alternatively, you can choose who can see specific content types like posts only, stories only, or reels only. To do this:

1. Under the Audience and Visibility section described above, click on Posts (instead of Followers and Public Content)

2. Click on Who Can See Your Future Posts

3. On the page that opens, tap on the dropdown and select Friends

4. You can go back to the previous page and repeat the process for Stories and Reels

4. Block Who You Don t Want to Share It

Another measure you can take to restrict who can see and by extension, share your posts is to block the people who you don t want to share your posts with. When you block someone on Facebook, they will not be able to see what you post on your timeline.

However, note that they also will not be able to post on your timeline, tag you, send you a friend request, or chat with you until you unblock them.

If you want to go ahead and block someone on Facebook, follow the steps below:

On Mobile:

1. Launch the Facebook app and make sure you are logged into your account

2. Click on the Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen (it is the 3 horizontal lines)

3. Scroll down and click on Settings and Privacy

4. Click on Settings

5. Scroll down to the Audience and Visibility section and click on Blocking

6. Then, click on Add to Blocked List

7. Type the name of the person you want to block and click on Block.

On PC:

1. Sign in at facebook.com

2. Click on your profile photo at the top left

3. Select Settings and privacy from the options that appear

4. Select Settings from the options

5. Scroll down to Blocking and select it

6. At Block Users, click on Edit

7. Then, click on Add to Blocked List

8. Type the name of the person you want to block and click on Block.

However, you do not need to go to this extreme just to prevent them from seeing your posts. For example, you could use the Restricted List option instead of Blocked Users.

What Restricted List does is that when you add someone to this list, they will not be able to see posts that you only share with your friends.

So, if you have set your posts to be seen only by friends, the friend on the Restricted List will not see your posts. That way, you can prevent them from viewing your posts and keep them as friends.

But if the post is visible to the public, the friend on Restricted List will be able to see the post.

5. Delete the Post

None of the solutions listed so far is 100% guaranteed to prevent your posts from reaching an unintended audience. There are many ways that users can obtain and share posts that you want to restrict access to.

The only way to ensure that a post can no longer be shared is to delete the post. To delete a post:

On PC

1. Log into your account at facebook.com

2. Open the post that you want to restrict viewership on

3. Under the post, click the More icon (3 horizontal dots)

4. Select Delete from the options

5. Confirm to delete when prompted

On Mobile app

1. Launch the Facebook mobile app and make sure you are signed in

2. Open the post that you want to restrict viewership on

3. When the post opens, click on the More icon (3 vertical dots at the top right of the screen)

4. Select Delete from the options

5. Then confirm to delete the post

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