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Facebook users! Can you tag someone in a post but hide it from them?

Calling Facebook experts :p
Can you tag someone in a post but hide it from them?
What I want to do is... put a post saying - "What should we do for John Doe's birthday?" So the post would be visibile to all John Doe's friends, but not John Doe. Is that possible? Obviously I can't exactly just try it and see lol ;)

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Jan. 3, 2013 at 18:27

no you can't. But what you can do is create a post and not let "John Doe" see it by pressing the drop down menu that says friends (before you post) and clicking "custom". Then add his name in the box that says "Don't share with this user" then he can't see the post but he won't be tagged in it.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 3, 2013 at 15:15

Why would you throw a party for a dead man? :p

Sorry - no idea. Can't you try with another user you know? Do some vague post...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 3, 2013 at 18:14

No idea, seems to be a question for some kind of Facebook forum, they might know. I don't think any of the regulars here (bar possibly Lewis?) are massive FB users.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 3, 2013 at 18:27

no you can't. But what you can do is create a post and not let "John Doe" see it by pressing the drop down menu that says friends (before you post) and clicking "custom". Then add his name in the box that says "Don't share with this user" then he can't see the post but he won't be tagged in it.

Pondlife  Jan. 3, 2013 at 18:58

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 3, 2013 at 19:16

no you can't. But what you can do is create a post and not let "John Doe" see it by pressing the drop down menu that says friends (before you post) and clicking "custom". Then add his name in the box that says "Don't share with this user" then he can't see the post but he won't be tagged in it.
Sorry about the over active moderation thing.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 3, 2013 at 19:43

No worries, I still have a few comments in the jiayu g4 thread as well.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 3, 2013 at 20:14

Jan, help me, i'm being moderated on every comment i make. Ahhhh

Pondlife  Jan. 3, 2013 at 20:16

Bloody spammer ;)

AhmadCentral  Jan. 3, 2013 at 20:34

All i was doing was posting links that tell you how to change your facebook profile page colour... ;)

Pondlife  Jan. 3, 2013 at 20:56

Shocking

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