Imagine a situation where someone searches for your name through Google Search and the results show your Facebook profile.
This may not be desirable for some social media users. If you are looking for a way to stop your profile being indexed by search engines such as Google, Bing, etc., read our article today.
How to remove your Facebook profile from Google, Bing, etc.
Keep in mind that we will do it from the new design of Facebook. So, if you are using the old look, you may want to turn it off to make the following steps easier.
Step 1: Visit Facebook
The first step in deleting your social media profile is to open a web browser and visit facebook.com.
Once you visit the site, go ahead and sign in with your credentials
Step 2: Settings and privacy
Look up right on Facebook and you will see an arrow pointing down. Click on it. From the drop-down menu, select Settings and Privacy.
Step 3: Click on Settings
The drop-down menu will display a new section with many options to choose from. Select Settings. When you do this, a new page will be loaded into your web browser.
Step 4: Search for the Privacy button
Now, from the recently uploaded page, look in the left pane. From there, click the button that says, Privacy.
Step 6: Change the way others find you
Scroll down until you find a section on the right side of the page called, "How Others Can Find and Contact You." From here, you will see the option: "Do you want non-Facebook search engines to link to your profile?" Just click the Edit button next to it.
Step 6: Disable search engine index
The last step here is to uncheck the box: Allow non-Facebook search engines to link to your profile. A small pop-up window will appear, so just click the blue button labeled Off. Save your preferences by pressing the Close… button. and this is.
Step 7: It will take some time to take effect
The changes you made will take a few weeks to take effect. Facebook must first process the request. then after that, the major search engines should do the same. Additionally, if your name appears on public posts on Facebook, then someone who knows how search works can still use search engines to find you.