I want to hide what I’m reading and listening to. How do I do that?

You can hide all books at once or just some of them. 

Hide all books 

In the iOS app:

  1. Go to the “My books” section.
  2. Tap your avatar (the round icon in the upper right corner).
  3. Select “Confidentiality.”
  4. Tap “Don’t show my books.”

In the Android app:

  1. Tap your avatar (the round icon in the lower right corner).
  2. Tap the settings icon in the upper left corner.
  3. Select “Confidentiality.”
  4. Tap “Don’t show my books.”

On the website:

  1. Click your avatar (the round icon in the upper right corner).
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Select “Confidentiality” in the menu on the left.
  4. Click “Don’t show my books.”

A padlock will appear on the “My books” page, and other users will not be able to see what you’re reading or listening to. Books you add later will also not be visible, and the news about it will not be published on your friends’ Activity page.

 

Hide some books

If you like sharing books with your friends but would prefer to keep some of them to yourself, you’re welcome to read the latter in private. Here’s how to do that on different devices.

On the book’s page in the app:

  1. Go to the page of the book you want to hide.
  2. Tap the button with three dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Select “Read in private” or “Listen in private” from the pop-up menu.

While reading in the app:

  1. If you’re reading a book or comic book, tap the middle of the screen.
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
  3. Select “Read in private” from the pop-up menu.

On the book’s page on the website:

  1. Go to the page of the book you want to hide.
  2. Click the button with three dots next to the “Read” or “Listen in app” button.
  3. Select “Read in private” or “Listen in private” from the pop-up menu.

While reading on the website:

  1. Move the cursor to the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Click the button with three dots.
  3. Select “Read in private” from the pop-up menu.

The book will be hidden, and a padlock will appear above its cover. Other readers will not be able to see it in your profile. Nor will they be able to see any quotations or notes you make while reading.

You can also hide your bookshelves. There’s more information on how to do that here.



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