Privacy Settings

Select (Settings) > [PlayStation Network/Account Management] > [Privacy Settings].

The settings displayed vary depending on the type of account.

Sharing Your Experience

Activities

Choose which of your activities are viewable by others, and choose the group of players who can view them.

Trophies

Choose the players who can view your trophies.

Tags

Tag players you've played with when uploading screenshots or video clips. You can choose who can tag you.

Hidden Games

Choose games to hide. When a game is hidden, activities, trophies, and other information about the game do not appear.
However, other players can still see what games you're playing in [Now Playing]. To prevent others from seeing what you're playing, select [Set Online Status] > [Appear Offline] on your profile screen.

Game List

Games and applications you own appear in your game list. Choose who can view your game list.

Connecting with Friends

Friend Requests

Choose who can send you Friend requests.

Friends of Friends

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture in the Friends lists of your close Friends (those who have accepted your real-name requests). This will make it easier for others to find you.

Search

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture in search results.

Players You May Know

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture in Players You May Know. Let yourself be found more easily by other players. When you enable this feature, your name appears in other players' Friends lists as a player they may know.

Managing Your Friends List and Messages

Friends

Choose who can view your Friends list.

Games

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture during games. Screenshots or video clips that your close Friends save might include your real name and profile picture.

Friend Requests

Choose who can send you Friend requests.

Requests to Watch

Choose who can send you requests. For details on requests to watch, see "Sending requests to watch gameplay".

Messages

Choose who can send you text and voice messages.

Protecting Your Information

Games

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture during games. Screenshots or video clips that your close Friends save might include your real name and profile picture.

Friends of Friends

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture in the Friends lists of your close Friends (those who have accepted your real-name requests). This will make it easier for others to find you.

Search

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture in search results.

Players You May Know

Choose who can view your real name and profile picture in Players You May Know. Let yourself be found more easily by other players. When you enable this feature, your name appears in other players' Friends lists as a player they may know.