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Storrito Q&A: How do you set who is allowed to see your stories on Facebook?

Want to successfully showcase your brand on Instagram? Then Instagram Stories should be a part of your daily work. In our "Storrito Q&A," we’ll explain everything you need to know about Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Instagram marketing.

Today: How do you set who is allowed to see your stories on Facebook?

Since Snapchat invented them, stories have taken the social media world by storm. Facebook was the first to adopt the feature after Snapchat. Now, nearly every platform offers its own story option.

Facebook does not usually publish many figures about its users. But in 2019, they announced that in Q1 they had reached 500 million daily active users of the Stories format.

Though they haven’t released any more recent figures, it can be expected that the number of daily users has risen over the past years.

So, there is no denying it: Facebook Stories is very popular. But sometimes you don’t want everyone in your network to see what you share in your Stories. So, here is how you can choose who can see your stories on Facebook.

Change privacy settings while posting a story

The first option is to change your privacy settings while you are posting your content to your Stories. Here, you can decide who will be able to see your content.

When you have finished editing your story, you can choose from three different options:

  • Public: With this setting, your story will be shown to your Facebook friends, your followers, and people you've had contact with via Messenger. Although all of them can see your content, only your Facebook friends can reply to your stories.
  • Friends: As the name suggests, only your Facebook friends will be able to see your story.
  • Custom: Here you can allow certain people to see your story.

Exclude people from seeing your stories

Facebook not only gives you the option of allowing people to see your stories. You can also exclude certain profiles from seeing your content. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook and tap the three lines on the right-hand side at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap “Settings & Privacy” and select “Settings.”
  3. Scroll down to “Audience and visibility” and tap “Stories.”
  4. Tap “Story privacy.”

Here you can also decide between public, friends, or custom. You can also access your restricted list by tapping “Hide story from . . . .”

Type the name or names in the search bar and select the people you want to exclude from your Stories.

Privacy settings apply to all your stories

Your privacy settings are not set in stone; you can always adjust them to your liking. You can also always add people to or delete them from your restricted list.

The only thing you need to know is that your settings apply to all the photos and videos you post in your stories.

Conclusion: Facebook stories are the foundation of a good marketing strategy

Instagram stories are becoming an increasingly important part of a good marketing strategy. To make it easier to work on stories in a team, Storrito can help. You can design, edit, and schedule your stories from the comfort of your computer. This way, everyone has access to and an overview of your Instagram Stories.

Tobias ManrothAuthor image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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