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How to create friend 'lists' on Facebook

Improve your privacy by sharing only with certain groups

Social networking Facebook is great for sharing the latest news and photos from your life with your friends. But what if you've got some shots from a drunken party that you don't want your mum or your kids to see? Or perhaps you just want to vent about your job without letting your boss know you're unhappy. If this is the case, you can create lists of friends which you can then prevent from seeing certain photos or status updates. Here's how to create a list on the social network.

Step one
Start by logging-in to Facebook. From the Account menu in the top right-hand corner of the window, select Edit Friends.

Step two
Click on Create a list, which is located at the top of the window. Enter a name for the list in the top left-hand corner of the window and then scroll through your friends clicking on the ones you want added to the list. When all the friends you require have been selected, press Create List and the list will be assembled.

Step three
Alternatively, you can also add friends to an existing list, if you already have one set up. Scroll through your friends, and hover your mouse the one you want to add to a list. An Edit lists button will appear. Use the drop down menu on this button to select the list you want to add them to. When they have been added a tick will be displayed against the list they're in. To remove them, simply click the list name again and the tick will disappear.

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