Do you want to have photos on Facebook but make sure only selected people can view them? Get the how to here!

Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, especially if they are interstate or overseas. Many of our clients enjoy Facebook, as they can see photos of their children and grandchildren. However, many people raise the concern of privacy.

How do you share photos with certain friends or family members without all your Facebook friends viewing it?

I just got back from a lovely trip to Mauritius. About 30 of us travelled over there to celebrate a friend’s wedding. After the wedding, we enjoyed a day on a Catamaran. Tough life, I know!

As you can imagine, we all had our smartphones, and lots of pictures and selfies were taken on the trip.

We needed a way to share our photos with each other, but keep them private amongst those who were on the trip.

The Solution? 

A private album on Facebook, where only those invited to view that photo album can add photos and view photos.


Mont Choisy Beach at sunset! #Love

Welcome to private albums on Facebook! 

  1. Log into your Facebook account, and visit your personal profile page.
  2. Click on Photos.
  3. Click on +Create Album.
  4. Facebook will prompt you to choose a photo from your device to add to this album, so choose a photo or multiple photos to add.
  5. Name your Album, and you can add a description for the album.
  6. Click on Make Shared Album, and a field will appear. Type the names of the people that you would like to share this album with.
  7. A privacy setting will appear next to the blue Post button, choose Contributors Only.

Now you can try creating private albums, and invite certain people to share that album with!

Have you used private albums before? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Not sure if photos are every private on Facebook.


  • IT’s sad that many people don’t know how to use computers and websites. There shoudl be free community courses on this sort of thing.


  • yes this is great for people to know. Great for relo’s


  • This is a great hack, thank you!


  • Thanks for this tip. I find Facebook a little overwhelming with what they can and can’t do these days.


  • Fantastic and so timely for me. Thanks so much.


  • I think this is a great idea.


  • I think you need to be very careful that those you share with can be trusted to not share with others. All they have to do is to save the photos to their computer and then they can share them with who ever they see fit. I friend of mine got into trouble when she shared photos of her kids and her partners 2 kids at an amusement park. She thought she was sharing with people she could trust but someone copied the photos and shared them with the mother of his other 2 kids and there was a huge drama over him not including all the kids in a special day at the amusement park. It was a drama that all involved could have done without out and it would never have happened if the photos have not been posted online. Pretty minor compared to some other things that can go on but still it proves that even when you think you can trust those friend on your list perhaps you cant.


  • One word… Screenshot being “private” is not “private”


  • I’m not convinced about any form of privacy with Facebook.


  • i do this most of the time…i love having the added privacy but the convenience of sharing with a select few friends/family and not the whole facebook world


  • These are great tips. It is also wise to be selective in when sharing personal photos and information.


  • in theory it’s a good idea but why not just make a real paper album. Even though you can choose who sees the facebook album its still been uploaded to the internet on a whole big database.


  • Yes, I already do that. I generally post pictures visible to my friends, but sometimes I needed to show something more private and so I restricted the visibility to a limited amount of people.

    • It is good to have the power to be selective.


  • This is good information even though I’m not on facebook. I just send photos by email to the intended person.


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