Add a friend on Facebook
By default, anyone on Facebook can add you as a friend. You can adjust your settings to change who can add you as a friend later. Here's how to add someone as a friend on Facebook.
How to add a friend on Facebook
Step 1: Go to Facebook and log into your account.
Step 2: Click the Search bar at the top of the page.
Step 3: Enter the name of the person you want to add as a friend and click the Search icon. You can search by email address or phone number if that person has already provided that information on Facebook.
Step 4: A list of one or more Facebook users will appear. You can click See All for more results.
Step 5: Find the right one and click Add Friend. It's to the right of your friend's name. A friend request will be sent to that person. Once they accept your request, they will be added to your friend list.
You should only send friend requests to people you personally know in real life such as your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, etc.
You may not be able to add someone as a friend if:
- They set their privacy settings to get friend requests only from friends of friends.
- You've already sent them a friend request. Give them some time to respond to the friend request.
- You've blocked them. To send a friend request to someone you've blocked, you need to unblock them first.
Note: If your friend requests go unanswered or are reported as unwelcome, you may be blocked from sending friend requests by Facebook.
To send a friend request to someone using an Android device, read this article: How to add a friend on Facebook using an Android device.