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How to see a friend’s recently added friends

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How to see a friend’s recently added friends: After so much insistence on your child’s part, you finally gave in and gave him consent to sign up for Facebook. As a good parent you are, however, you still want to monitor his online activity and so you asked him to add you as a “friend”, so that you can better see his “movements” within the very popular social network.

After all you know, on the Web you can get in touch with anyone (even with disreputable people), so you do well to be interested in what your child does when he is online; as they say, caution is never too much. Unfortunately, however, you are not very familiar with the world of social networks and therefore you do not have the faintest idea of how to see a friend’s recently added friends (in this specific case, those of your child).

Well, don’t worry: if this is indeed the situation you are in right now, I can help you out. In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will show you how you can actually see the friends recently added by your friend on Facebook both from PC and from smartphones and tablets. Are you ready to get started? Yup? Perfect! Then make yourself comfortable and put my instructions into practice. I assure you that everything is much simpler than you imagine.

See your recently added friends on Facebook

If you want see recently added friends on Facebook, all you have to do is go to your friend’s profile, access the section containing the information concerning him and select the item that allows you to check the list of friends recently added. Performing this operation takes a few minutes, whether you decide to act from your PC, or from your smartphone or tablet.

Before getting into the procedure, however, I would like to make a necessary clarification: if your friend has activated the privacy settings that do not allow you to view recently added friends, you will not be able to perform the procedures that I will describe in the next paragraphs. If you want to have some more details on the setting in question, please read the article in which I explain in detail how to hide the list of friends on Facebook.

From PC

Facebook on PC

Having made the necessary premises mentioned above, we can go to the point. Seeing the list of people your friend recently befriended on Facebook is super easy. You can succeed in your intent from PC either by viewing the profile information of the friend of your interest or by hovering the mouse cursor over their name from the active contact card.

So, to see the friends with whom a Facebook user has recently befriended, first connect to login page of the social network from your favorite browser and log in with your credentials (if you have not already done so). Then type in search bar of Facebook (top left) the friend’s name whose recently added friends you want to know, click on his first name to view its profile and click on the entry Friends (you can find it under the cover and profile images and under his name, between the items “Information” and “Photos”).

At this point, you should see the list of all the users with whom the user in question has befriended: to see only those he has recently added, click on the appropriate item Recently added. In no time at all, you will have the information you were looking for. Did you see it wasn’t that hard?

How to see friends recently added by a friend on Facebook from a computer

Acting as a PC, you can also use an “alternative” method to see the list of people with whom your friend has made friends in the recent period. As I mentioned earlier, this second method consists in viewing the preview of the profile that appears when you move the cursor over the name of the friends listed in the tab Contacts.

Therefore, it identifies friends who have recently connected to Facebook, whose names appear in the list of Contacts (in the right sidebar) and hover the mouse cursor over the first name of one of them.

A small box will appear containing the name of your friend and some information regarding his recent activity: the places he may have visited, the friends you have in common and even the friends you have recently added, marked with the words He befriended [Nome Cognome] and others No. people.

How to see friends recently added by a friend on Facebook from a computer

To view the complete list of friends, you will still have to go to his profile following the procedure I described a little further on.

Can’t see the right side menu where active contacts are listed? Most likely you have accidentally zoomed the page and so Facebook has set the layout that automatically hides the list of active contacts. To remedy the situation, minimize the Facebook page you have opened in your browser, using the key combination Ctrl + 0 (from Windows) or cmd + 0 (from macOS), and that’s it.

From smartphones and tablets

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You wish to proceed from smartphone? Unfortunately it is not possible to view from the official Facebook app for Android or iOS the list of friends recently added by a contact; however, you can succeed in your intent by logging into your Facebook account directly from the browser installed on your device and setting the desktop view of the site.

Therefore, access the Facebook login page from the browser with which you usually surf the Internet from your mobile device (eg. Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS / iPadOS), log into your account (if you haven’t already) and set the display in desktop mode, as shown below.

  • On Google Chrome – if you use the version for Android of Chrome, presses on the symbol (⋮) located at the top right and check the box next to the item Desktop site; if you use the version for iOS / iPadOSinstead, press the button (…) located at the bottom right, scroll the open menu and select the item Request desktop site. Then delete the “M” at the beginning of the Facebook URL by acting on the address bar of Chrome.
  • On Safari – press the button Aa placed on the left of the address bar at the top and select the item Request desktop site in the opened menu. Then delete the “M” at the beginning of the Facebook URL, by acting on the address bar of Safari.
  • On Mozilla Firefox – if you use the version for Android Firefox, presses on the symbol (⋮) located at the bottom right and move up ON the switch located in correspondence with the item Desktop site; if you use the version for iOS / iPadOSinstead, press the button (…) located at the top right and select the item Request desktop version. Then delete the “M” at the beginning of the Facebook URL by acting on the Firefox address bar.
  • On Microsoft Edge – that you are using the version for Android or the one for iOS / iPadOS, presses the button (…) at the bottom (center), tap the button Desktop site and delete the “M” at the beginning of the Facebook URL by acting on the Edge address bar.

Now, after having correctly set the site in desktop mode, tap on the icon of magnifying glass placed in the upper left corner (next to the f Facebook), type in the text field Search on Facebook the friend’s name you want to see the list of recently added friends and tap his first name, so as to display the profile.

Then press on the item Friends (it can be found near his profile picture, under his cover photo and under his name), to view the list of all the friends with whom the user in question has befriended. To see the list of the ones he’s recently added, you need to tap the tab again Recently added. As you can see, you will be shown the names of the last people your friend made friends with on the social network.

How to see friends recently added by a friend on Facebook from a smartphone

If you wish to act from Tablet, know that also in this case the official Facebook app for Android or iPadOS it cannot be used for this purpose, as it does not allow this information to be displayed. Also in this case, therefore, you will have to proceed from the Web version of Facebook (if you do not have to view it in desktop mode, you can activate this view mode as I explained above).

Once you have logged into your account (if necessary), all you have to do is press on the icon magnifying glass (top left), look for the friend’s name using the text field Search on Facebook and press on his first name to view its profile. Then tap on the tab Friends, placed under his name and his cover image and press on the card Recently added.

How to see friends recently added by a friend on Facebook

As if by “magic”, you will see the complete list of people your friend has recently befriended. Did you see how easy it was to be able to complete the operation even on mobile?