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How to request friendship on Facebook

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How to request friendship on Facebook: After hearing so much about Facebook, you too have decided to create your account: an operation that you managed to complete without any difficulty after reading my tutorial that I dedicated to the topic. Since you are taking your first steps on the platform designed by Mark Zuckerberg, however, you have not yet fully understood how to use all its main functions. For example you don’t know yet how to request friendship on Facebook. Well, don’t worry! This is normal for a novice user like you. And then know that you’ve come to the right place again at the right time!

In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will show you step by step how you can send a friend request on Facebook both from PC and from the official application of the social network for mobile devices. As if this were not enough, I will also give you some “tips” on how to find friends on Facebook using the “People You May Know” function in the right way and uploading the contacts that are saved in the address book of your smartphone.

How do you say? Can’t wait to get started? So what are you waiting for ?! Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to read the information contained in the next few lines and, more importantly, put it into practice. I am sure that you will have no difficulty in cultivating new virtual friendships on Facebook and, why not, also in finding some “old” friends that you have lost track of and that you haven’t heard from for a long time. I wish you good reading and have fun on Facebook!

Request friendship on Facebook from PC

If you want request friendship on Facebook from PC, then using the Web version of the social network, connected to login page of the latter and log in to your account. Once logged in, enter the user’s name (or, alternatively, his e-mail or his cellphone number) in the text field Near (there search bar which is located at the top left) and click on the icon magnifying glass or press the button Enter on the keyboard to start the search.

As soon as the search has produced its results, locate the friend to whom you want to send the friend request and click on his first name to view their profile. Since there may be users of the same name, after clicking on the name of the person you want to send the friend request to, make sure that they are really the right person by checking their photos and personal information.

Once you have verified that you are on the right user’s profile, click the button add to friends which is inside the cover photo (a little to the right of the profile photo) and, if everything went well, the “Add to friends” button should have given way to the button Friend request sent.

Now you just have to wait for the user to accept your request. If this happens, you will receive a notification telling you that the user has accepted your request and has been added to your Facebook friends list. If, on the other hand, the user ignores your request, you will not receive any notification.

If you find that you have sent the friend request to the wrong person, cancel the sending of the friend request: click on the button Friend request sent, select the item Cancel request in the menu that appears on the screen and confirm your intention by clicking on the button again Cancel request from the box that opens.

Note: some users’ profiles may not show the “Add to friends” button because some privacy settings are activated. If you want to get more details about it, do not hesitate to read the in-depth analysis in which I explain how to privatize Facebook. Also, if you have blocked a user, you must unblock them first to send the friend request. Other users, on the other hand, cannot send friend requests because they have reached the maximum threshold of 5,000 friends.

Request friendship on Facebook from mobile

Request friendship on Facebook from your mobile device it’s not complicated at all: the procedure you have to follow is not that different from the one I showed you about the desktop version of the social network.

To send the friend request on Facebook from your smartphone or tablet, first start the official Facebook app (available for free download both for Android that for iOS And Windows 10 Mobile) and log into your account (if necessary).

Once logged in, type in search bar located at the top (to be clear, in the text field Near) the name of the user to whom you want to send a friend request and then go to their profile to verify their identity. Then press the button add to friends (the icon oflittle man with the symbol next to it +) placed immediately below his profile photo.

Now all you have to do is wait and hope that the user accepts your friendship. If so, you will receive a notification indicating that the person has positively accepted your request and has been added to your Facebook friends list. Of course, if the user does not accept your request or ignores it, you will not receive any notification.

If you find that you have sent the friend request to the wrong user, you can remedy the situation by pressing the button Cancel (the icon oflittle man with the symbol next to it arrow pointing right) and confirm the operation by pressing on the item Cancel request from the box that is shown to you on the screen.

Note: on the profiles of some users there is no “Add to friends” button because some privacy settings may have been activated (such as the ones I showed you in the article in which I explain how to privatize Facebook). Also remember that, if you have blocked a user, to send him the friend request you must first unblock him. Other users, on the other hand, cannot send friend requests because they have reached the maximum threshold of 5,000 friends.

How to find friends on Facebook

If you have trouble finding friends you know in real life on Facebook, use the “People You May Know”To search for new friends and / or upload contacts from your smartphone or from one of your accounts.

Through function “People You May Know”, Facebook will examine data concerning your profile (friends in common with other users, i Facebook groups you are subscribed to, the schools you have attended and so on) and will offer you to send the friendship to some users that you may really know.

Therefore, if scrolling the Facebook feed you find some users you know within the section People You May Know, send them a friend request using the appropriate button add to friends. You can rest assured that if you really know the users in question, there is a good chance they will accept your friend request (unless you hide behind a fake profile!).

If you want to upload contacts from your smartphone in order to ask them for friendship on Facebook, instead, start the official Facebook app on your mobile device and log in to your account (if required). Then, press the symbol (≡) which is located at the top right (on Android) or bottom right (on iOS), then presses on the item Find your friends> Contacts (on Android) or Friends> Contacts (on iOS) and then tap the blue button Start to start uploading your contacts using the wizard that appears on the screen.

From this moment on, Facebook can access information relating to contacts in your smartphone’s address book (names, telephone numbers, nicknames, etc.) and based on this information, it will propose users to contact on the social network. .

If you want to stop sharing your contacts, you can disable the setting as follows: on Android, presses the button (≡) and then go to App Settings> Continuous Upload of contacts and disable the setting by moving to OFF the switch; on iOS, presses the button (≡) and go to Settings > Account settings > General> Upload contacts and then move up OFF the switch to disable the setting.

Ah… I almost forgot! You can also upload the contacts you have saved on iCloud, Outlook, Yahoo! to Facebook. and other email services. To do this, log into the page related to friend requests, choose the type of account from which you want to upload contacts (eg. iCloud or Outlook), enter the information required to access the selected account and click the blue button Find friends.