How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

Facebook is one of the most popular and widely used social media platforms worldwide. This platform allows it users to share posts, play games, run an entire business and many more. But, all if this is worthless and a waste of time if you do not have friends on Facebook. The most important and the central feature of Facebook is that it allows you to meet and connect with people worldwide.

Making friends is what Facebook is there for and all these games, posts and business that we are talking about cannot be shared with people until you have a network i.e. friends on Facebook. When you add people on Facebook, they will be able to see everything you share, like, comment on them and be able to call and text you any time of the day. This makes communication easier, effective and free of cost.

If you are new on Facebook and are having problems figuring out how to connect with people, worry no because in this article we will teach you how to send a friend request on Facebook.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

When you send a friend request on Facebook, your friend who you have requested will receive a notification and only after they accept the request, the two of you will be connected on the platform. This shows that being friends with someone on Facebook is strictly not unidirectional. So, make sure that you only request those people whom you already know or plan on knowing. You can send a friend request on Facebook by:

1. Using Phones

2. Using Desktop/PC

1. Using Phones

To send a friend request on Facebook by using your phone, follow the given steps:

1. Open Facebook mobile app and log into your account.

2. Click on the ‘Search button’.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

2. Search the name of the person you want to add.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

4. Open their profile and click on ‘Add Friend’ option.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

The friend request will be sent and after they see and accept it, the two of you will become friends on Facebook.

2. Using Desktop/PC

To send a friend request on Facebook using a computer i.e. Facebook web, follow the given steps:

1. Open Facebook on web and log into your account.

2. Click on the ‘Search bar’ and search the name of the person you want to add.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

3. Click and open their profile once you find it.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

4. Click on ‘Add Friend’ option.

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook?

A friend request option will be sent.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why can’t I send a friend request on Facebook?

It may be due to several reasons such as:

  1. You have already sent them a friend request.
  2. The person has deactivated or deleted their Facebook accounts.
  3. You might have been blocked from sending a request.
  4. The settings of one of your account might have been set in order to not be able to send/receive a request.

How to un-send a friend request on Facebook?

Sometimes when you accidently send someone a request on Facebook or do not want to add them anymore, you can cancel the request. To do so, go to Facebook and open the profile of the person. Click on ‘Cancel’ option that appears on their profiles instead of ‘Add Friend’ option. The request will be cancelled. You can be sure of it if the button again transfers to add friend after wards.

If you are unaware on how many friend requests you might have sent till now unknowingly, read this article to know more: How to See Sent Friend Requests?

How to see who has sent me a request on Facebook?

On Web: Open the app and on the top, you will find an icon with two heads at the middle beside home icon named friends. Click there to find all the requests you have received.

On App: Open Facebook on your phone and go to Hamburger icon> Friends. You will find the list of friend requests you have received on Facebook there.

Conclusion

Hence, by using the steps mentioned above in the article, you can easily send a friend request on Facebook. If you are not able to do so, review your privacy settings and also ask your friend to do so and reset it to make sure that you can connect to them.

Hope this article was helpful and cleared your doubts. Feel free to leave comments in case of any queries.

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