Facebook Friends – Facebook Friendship Request | Find and Add Friends


The Facebook friends feature is arguably the best feature on the Facebook platform from its inception to date. Come to think of it what would facebook be or rather how Facebook would be like if there are no friends on the platform? I mean, just before today I have never thought of the possibility and until now I never the importance of Facebook friends.

Facebook as a social media platform can be used for basically two things. It can either be used for professional or for private use. For professional use in the sense that it can be used for business purposes. While for private use is where it is used mainly for socializing.


How to Find and Add Friends on Facebook

There are different ways in which facebook users can look for friends on the platform and also add friends on facebook. Follow the steps below to find and add friends on the facebook platform

Android App;

  1. Look for the search icon which is on the top left corner of your facebook app and click on it.
  2. On the space provided enter the person’s name you are looking for. You can also enter a mobile number or an email address.
  3. Tap on their names from the search results.
  4. To add them as friends tap on the add friend icon next to their names.

That’s all you need to search for people and them as friends on the facebook android app.

Desktop PCs

  1. On your facebook page click on the search bar.
  2. Enter your friend’s name. Phone number or email address on the bar.
  3. Select the name from the search results of the friend you are searching for.
  4. To add the person as a friend, click on the add friend option next to their names.

Immediately a friend request will be sent to the said person.

On iOS Devices

  1. On the facebook app enter your friends’ name, mobile phone number or email address on the search bar and search.
  2. Select the friends name from the search result. To add as friend tap on the add friend icon next to their profile pictures.

Other Means to Find Friends on Facebook

Besides the search box there are other means to find friends on facebook. You can either use the suggested friends feature to get friends on facebook or you can either upload your contacts from your mobile phone or email accounts.

More Information on Facebook Friends

There are some helpful facts you need to know about this feature of the Facebook platform. I will be shelling them out to you in a few. Facebook has a friends limit. What I mean by the above is that there is a limit to the number of friends that you can have on the Facebook platform. The limit is 5000.

This means that once your number of friends on the Facebook platform gets to 5000, you cannot accept or send friend requests. But Facebook lets people follow you or sent you messages, with you being able to also return the favor even after your limit has been reached.

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