Updated 25 Юли 2017

How to limit who can contact you over PlayStation Network

This article explains how to change Privacy Settings so that other PlayStation Network users can or cannot contact you.


Master account and sub account holders can limit how visible they are to other users on PlayStation Network and who they receive communications from using ‘Privacy Settings’. The aspects that can be altered include the following:

  • Messages
  • Friend requests
  • Voice and video chat invitations
  • Invitations to play online
  • Trophies

PlayStation 4 has more social options so there are a number of extra settings grouped into four areas. These extra settings include:

  • Activities (this allows you to choose whose activity feed you appear on)
  • Friends of friends (this allows you to choose whether friends of your friends to see your real name and profile)
  • Players you may know (this allows you to choose whether we can recommend you as a new friend to other players)
  • Games (choose who you want your real name and full profile visible to when playing online)

If you are a master account holder you cannot set parental controls on your associated sub accounts to limit the aspects of PlayStation Network listed above. Privacy Settings can only be changed through the sub account itself.

If you would like step by step instructions, select the device you will be using: