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Wish Lists are one of Amazon’s best features that not enough people use. Instead of adding items of interest to your cart and clogging it up, throwing them in a Wish List lets you keep track of stuff you want to buy later on. They can even help you save money by postponing iffy purchases.
But did you know that, by default, your Wish Lists on Amazon are public?
This means that anyone can find your page and see what you’re fixing to buy. You might not care if you keep Wish Lists for new movies or electronics, but if you’ve got some questionable items on your lists — or maybe you have a gift list for someone else — you want to keep those to yourself.
Thankfully, it’s easy to switch the privacy settings of your Lists, though you must do so manually. First, visit your Wish Lists page and sign in if needed. On the right side of the page, click the List settings link. This pops open a list where you can rename lists, set them as default, or change their privacy.
As you’d guess, changing the Privacy option from Public to Private will prevent others from seeing it. A third option, Shared, makes the list viewable only to those you’ve shared the link with. Using the Share option on the Lists page, you can email the URL to someone so they know what to buy you, for example.
There’s probably no need for someone to see your personal Wish Lists, so use this setting to keep prying eyes out. For more, check out the best Amazon shopping tips not everyone knows about.
How many Amazon Wish Lists do you have right now? Do you use them for yourself or to share ideas with others? Tell us in the comments if you made yours private!
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