How to change privacy settings on PlayStation™ Network

How to change privacy settings on PlayStation™Network

Learn how to control who can communicate with you or see your activity on PlayStation Network (PSN).

General PSN privacy settings

You can limit how visible you are to other users on PlayStation Network using privacy settings. You can customize the following features:

  • Gaming | Media
    Choose who can see your shared media and recent activities.

  • Friends | Connections
    Control who can send you Friend requests, follow your account and see your connections.

  • Personal Info | Messaging
    Choose who can see your real name and communicate with you.

How to change privacy settings on PSN

Web browser: set PSN privacy settings

  1. Go to Account Management on a connected device.
  2. Select PSN privacy settings > select the feature you would like to change privacy settings for > Edit.
  3. Choose who you want to allow from the drop-down menu and select Confirm.


  1. Go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Privacy > View and Customize Your Privacy Settings.
  2. Select a preset privacy setting level or select a feature to change privacy settings.


  1. Go to Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings and enter your password.

  2. Select the feature you would like to change privacy settings for.

Preset privacy settings on PS5 consoles

Choose from four preset profiles to adjust your PS5 privacy levels to suit you.

  1. Social and Open 
    You’re open to all requests and messages. Any player can see your profile information.
  2. Team Player
    Any player can see most of your profile information, but they need to at least be friends of friends to invite you to chat.
  3. Friend Focused
    Only your friends can see your information and invite you to chat.
  4. Solo and Focused
    No player can see your profile information or invite you to chat, even if you’ve added them as a friend.

Parental controls set by a family manager will override any privacy settings selected by a child account.

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