How to Prevent People From Seeing Your Amazon Wishlists Without Your Knowledge

Ben Stegner 24-08-2017

Wish Lists are one of Amazon’s best features that not enough people use 20 Awesome but Hidden Amazon Features You Can't Afford to Ignore Amazon is packed with cool features that can make your life easier. Here are 20 useful perks that you can take advantage of right now without paying an extra cent. Read More . 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 5 Amazing Amazon Shopping Tips You Probably Haven't Discovered These great Amazon features aren't used every day, but they should be. Read More .


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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  1. Stop Hurting.Com
    May 22, 2020 at 12:54 am

    If your profile is showing your real name, or other biographical information you don't want, go back to the profile settings page and click the Edit profile tab. It’s located right next to the Edit Privacy settings tab. You can edit or delete any information like your Bio, Occupation, Location, and more. You can even change the "public name" on your profile and post reviews anonymously.

  2. Steve DeVal
    January 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

    There no longer is a List Settings link on the right side of the page.