How do I control who can read my journal entries? How do I view only journal entries with a certain security level?
When you post an entry, you can choose a security setting which controls who can see your entries. Your entry security can be Public
(visible to everyone who reads your journal), Friends-only
(visible only to people on your Friends list
(visible only to you), or Custom
(visible only to members of the custom friends groups
When you are logged into
your account, you will always be able to see your own entries on your journal, no matter what security setting you use. If you have a paid account or the journal you are viewing is paid, you will also be able to select only those entries that have a specific security setting.
November 1st, 2011 (coffeechica)
What are Friends? How do I manage my Friends list?
September 6th, 2012 (livejournal)
What are custom friends groups? How do I set them up?
October 4th, 2010 (danceinacircle)
How do I make all my journal entries Friends-Only, Private, or Public?
Basic, Early Adopter, and Plus users can change security settings on past entries by editing each entry individually
. (You may wish to use a downloadable client
, to help speed up the process of editing your entries.)Paid
and Permanent accounts can use the Edit Journal Privacy
page to edit the privacy on multiple entries all at once. This page can be used to change the security level of a group of entries that is currently Public, Friends-only, or Private to another one of those three security levels. There is no way to use this tool to move to or from the Custom security level, but you can quickly change or remove access to those entries by editing your custom friends groups
Please note that any entry that was previously posted with a Public security setting may have been indexed and cached by third-party search engines
, and may appear in search results even if the entry's security has been changed.
You can also set a minimum security level
for all future entries in your journal and add a "Friends-Only" banner
.Do you want to change the security of your community?
August 29th, 2010 (trixieleitz)
Can I ban someone from reading my public journal entries?
November 9th, 2006 (burr86)
What can people who Friend me see? Can I remove people from my "Friend Of" list?
When someone adds you to their Friends list
, their Friends page shows your public entries. If you add them to your Friends list, they can see your protected
entries (Friends-Only always and any Custom Friends Groups you set) too. Although you cannot remove yourself from another user's Friends list, you can prevent their username from displaying in your own Friend of
list or hide the entire list.
If you suspect that the user who friended you may be a bot, you can report them to the Abuse Prevention team.
November 19th, 2010 (danceinacircle)
Where can I read the entries my Friends post? What is a Friends page?
Your Friends page
displays the most recent entries from your entire Friends list
or certain users of your choice. Downloadable clients, RSS feeds, and notifications can also notify you when your Friends post new entries.
October 8th, 2012 (livejournal)
How do I let someone from another site read my Friends-Only entries?
In order for your friends to read your Friends-only entries they will need to be logged into LiveJournal in one manner or another. The simplest method is for them to create a LiveJournal account
. However, if they have a Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, or if they have an account with a website that supports OpenID
(such as Yahoo), they can create an identity account
with most of the same features as a standard LiveJournal account.
April 20th, 2013 (fiddlingfrog)
How do I set a nickname for a friend? What is the notes feature?
A note is a short, private name, nickname, or description that you can assign to any other LiveJournal user. A note can only be seen by you, and can only be seen when you are logged in to your LiveJournal account.
December 7th, 2009 (jai_dit)
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