If you’ve recently joined a biker gang or secretly become a regular customer at the local tattoo parlour, you may want to keep your acquaintances private. This task is easy in real life but in the virtual world of Facebook, your life is an open book. Perhaps Openbook would have been a better marketing plan.
Well, you may want to hide Facebook friends from friends such as your gospel group from your death metal band mates or your cooking club from your mailbox-smashing club.
The answer as to how to hide Facebook friends from friends is that it is not possible. Unless you want to have separate accounts for your split personalities, Facebook eliminated the ability to hide Facebook friends from friends in December 2009. Users that had that option were not grandfathered in and the change caused many people to close their accounts.
You might as well save the drama and tell your mom you’ve been dating a clown before she finds out for herself. She probably would have found out by browsing the circus website anyway. If you offer some free skeet ball tickets or an oversized Garfield it may go a long way in repairing the rift that would have been saved with the option to hide Facebook friends from friends.