Q. I have some photos on Facebook that I want to share only with a small group of friends. They aren’t anything bad, I just don’t want everyone seeing them and I’d rather not take them down. What can I do?
-Luke from Jacksonville, NC, listens to my national radio show on WJNC 1240 AM/WTKF 107.1 FM
A. There is certainly a way to control who sees what on Facebook, Luke. You just need to make some custom lists.
Just keep in mind that you can’t control the privacy of photos that other people post. The best you can do to keep it from showing up is to un-tag yourself from it. For a really terrible or embarrassing picture, ask your friend to remove it or report it to Facebook.
Before we continue talking about custom lists, you should make sure your general privacy settings are set properly. Accidentally sharing a photo with the wrong friends is one thing; sharing the photo with the public is even worse. I discuss managing your Facebook privacy more in this tip.
Now, to create a custom list, open Facebook and click Home in the upper right. You’ll see your current lists in the left column under the Friends heading.
To create a new list, click More just to the right of the Friends heading. Then click the Create a List button.