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How to select all Facebook friends

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How to select all Facebook friends: You have created a page on Facebook, would you like to invite all your friends to “like” but you can’t? This is not a problem that only concerns you. Unfortunately Facebook does not allow you to select all your friends at the same time to invite them on a page – you should select them one by one – but luckily there is a trick that allows you to bypass this limitation.

What am I referring to? Nothing impossible, don’t worry. For select all Facebook friends all you have to do is open the developer console of your browser (we’ll see how to do it in a bit), paste a special code in it and press the Enter key on your PC keyboard. Unfortunately, the procedure is not yet replicable on smartphones and tablets, but I would say that we can get over it!

How do you say? Would you like to select all yours to invite them to an event? This can be done without resorting to any tricks. Obviously you have never noticed, but after “centuries” of waiting by users, Facebook finally introduced the possibility of selecting all their contacts without resorting to external plugins or particular “tricks”. If you want to know more, keep reading, you will find everything explained below.

Before you begin: divide your friends into lists

Before you see how to select all facebook friends to invite them to a page or to an event, I suggest you organize your contacts in lists. In this way you will be able to manage them more easily and you will have predefined groups of people to invite to your events and / or on your pages.

To create a new list of friends, connected to Facebook from your computer, log in to your account (if necessary) and select the item Friends from the left sidebar. On the page that opens, click on the button Create a list which is located at the top and fill out the form that is proposed to you by typing the first name you want to assign to the list and choosing i members that must be part of it (of course you can only select people who are already part of your friends).

Invite all Facebook friends to a page

If you want to select all your contacts to invite them to “like” a page, connect to Facebook from your computer, log in to your account (if necessary) and select your page from the left sidebar. If you don’t see the page name in the Facebook sidebar, click on the item Pages (still in the sidebar) and select the page from the screen that opens.

Once the page is selected, mouse over the button Promote located at the top right and select the item Invite your friends from the menu that appears. If you don’t see the page promotion button, click the button […] located under the cover image and choose the option Invite friends from the menu that opens.

How to select all Facebook friends

Now you have to open the development console of your browser, paste the code you find below in it and press the key Enter on the PC keyboard.

javascript:var inputs = document.getElementsByClassName('uiButton _1sm');
for(var i=0; i<inputs.length;i++) {
inputs[i].click();
}

If you do not want to select all Facebook friends but only those included in one of the lists you have previously created, expand the drop-down menu Search all friends (top left) and choose the name of the list from it.

Don’t know how to open your browser’s development console? No problem. On Chrome just click onhamburger icon located at the top right, select the items More Tools> Developer Tools from the menu that opens and select the tab Console from the bar that appears on the right. On Firefox instead you have to press the key alt keypad and select the item Tools> Web Development> Web Console from the menu that appears at the top (on Mac the menu is already visible by default, you don’t have to press the alt key to see it).

How to select all Facebook friends

Even if you see the message in the console “This browser feature is meant for developers. If you’ve been told to copy something here to enable a Facebook feature or “compromise” someone’s account, it’s actually a scam that will give these people access to your Facebook account “, don’t worry, the above code is safe and does not violate the privacy of your account in any way.

If the operation is successful, the message will appear next to the names of your friends Invited. If the code doesn’t work, try reloading the page while keeping the developer console open and repeat the procedure.

Note: if you haven’t created your Facebook Page yet and want a hand to create it, read my tutorial on how to create a Facebook Page.

Invite all friends to a Facebook event

Have you organized an event on Facebook and want to send invitations to all your friends? No problem. As already mentioned in the opening of the post, Facebook has introduced multiple invitations in events and therefore you can select all your contacts without resorting to external scripts or plugins.

Do not you believe it? Then try it now. All you have to do is connect to Facebook, log into your account (if necessary) and select the item Events from the left sidebar. Then select the event of your interest, press the button Invite which is located under the cover image and click on the item first Select all (top right in the box that opens) and then on the button Send invitations to complete the operation.

How to select all Facebook friends

If you don’t want to invite all your friends but only those who are part of a list, click on the item Other found under the heading Suggested in the left sidebar and choose the name of the list you prefer.

If, on the other hand, you want to invite your friends to an event that you have not created, connected to the page of the event in question, press the button Share located at the top right and select the item Choose friends from the menu that appears. The rest of the procedure is identical to what was explained above.