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Control what others can see about you on your EA Account and lock down your privacy settings.

Your EA Account Privacy Settings help you in a bunch of ways. You can lock your profile, so nobody can view it. Or you can have your profile set so that anybody can view it and add you as a friend. You can also decide if people can find you with other linked accounts such as Playstation ID or Steam.

Play around with your settings to see what suits you best. Different settings make it easier to find your friends and connect with others, while others let you play privately, combat harassment, and have your own personal gaming experience.

Update your privacy settings

Open your EA Account and Billing settings, then go to the Privacy Settings tab.

Update your email preferences

Head to your EA Account and Billing Settings, then select Email Preferences.

Make sure to click Update once you’ve made your changes to save them.

There are a number of different ways to set up your profile. Here’s what you can do to make your settings work for you.

Preferred Data Usage

EA In-Game Targeted Advertising

This setting controls what data will be used to show you advertising, reminders, and in-game offers we think may be of interest to you. If you disable it (unchecked in the Privacy Settings tab), you may still see ads from EA, but they won’t be based on information collected across EA games.

For mobile games, you will need to opt out of in-game targeted advertising in each game's settings menu.

Each mobile game is different, but look for an option labeled Privacy or Privacy Settings. From there, you’ll find the setting for EA In-Game Targeted Advertising that you can disable.

EA Targeted Advertising on Third Party Websites and Platforms

This setting controls whether EA shares data from your EA Account with our third-party partners for EA targeted advertising on other websites and platforms.

Profile Privacy

Who can see my EA Account profile…

Decide who can see what you’re up to on EA Desktop or Origin. This setting also helps us decide who to recommend to you as a possible friend. There are four options to choose from:

  • Everyone - Regardless if you’re friends with someone or not, they’ll be able to see your profile. Anyone can be recommended to you as a friend.
  • Friends - Your friends can view your profile.
  • Friends of friends - Your friends and their friends will be able to see what you have on your profile. These are players who may be recommended to you as a friend.
  • No one - You’ll be the only one able to see your achievements, game library, friends list, and wishlist. You also won’t get any friend recommendations.

Allow users who can see my profile to view my…

Want other players to see your achievements? Check this box. If not, leave it unchecked.

This is also where you can decide whether or not you want your real name to appear on your profile. If not, leave it unchecked.

Allow users to search for me by…

Check the boxes to choose how other players can search for your profile.

If you have an adult EA Account, possible ways other players can find you include other accounts linked to your EA Account:

  • Xbox gamertag
  • PlayStation™ Network Online ID (PSN ID)
  • Nintendo Account
  • Steam Account Name
  • Stadia Name

Other players will be able to find you if they search for the email address you use for your EA Account.

Blocked Users List

Having problems with another player? Block them. Blocking cuts off all communication between you and the other player when you’re on an EA platform like games you play through Origin or EA Desktop. They also won’t be able to contact you when you’re playing an EA game on any other platform.

Want to unblock someone on your EA Blocked Users List? You can remove them from the list any time later on.

If you want to block someone from contacting you completely, regardless of what platform you’re on or what game you’re playing, check out these helpful articles:

Want to keep up to date with all things EA? Click on the Email Preferences tab, right below Privacy Settings.

Check the box next to Yes, email me about EA’s products, news, events and promotions consistent with the EA Privacy and Cookie Policy, and we’ll send you occasional emails with EA's latest news.

Pick the Frequency that you get these emails from us, too. You can choose from anytime, weekly, or monthly.

Then, pick which games you want to get the most info about. Choose those under Preferred Games. This helps us make sure we email you about the games you care about most.

You can also choose your Preferred Platforms. Play on Xbox One most? Click on it to select it. Play on PlayStation 4 and Mobile? Click on both. 

Don’t want to get any more emails from us? We’ll miss you, but you can Unsubscribe All and we'll go our separate ways.

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