Most Facebook users are weary of having to accept or reject friends requests everyday whenever they logged into their Facebook account. If you are one of the users that cannot do without receiving multiple friends request in a day or a week, and you want to limit the number of requests you get, this tutorial is for you.
Today, I will be focusing on how you can hide the “add friend” button in your Facebook profile. This will restrict the type of people that can add you as friends and will reduce the amount of friend requests you receive.
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By default, anyone can add you as friend because the “add friend” button will be visible to them when they view your profile or search your name, but you can hide this button and limit it to be visible to certain type of Facebook users. Simply follow the steps below to learn how:
Go to https://m.facebook.com and enter your username and password to sign in. You’ll be lead to your homefeed.
Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Settings and Privacy”.
In the settings and privacy menu, locate “Privacy settings” and tap on it.
Under privacy settings, select “who can send you friend requests”
Two options will be presented:
- Everyone – this is enabled by default and will allow anyone on Facebook to send you friend requests. The “add friend” button will be visible to everyone that view your profile
- Friends of friends – only the friends of the people you added as friends will be able to send you friend requests. The “add friend” button will only be visible to friends of your added friends
Chose the second option to set it as default. That’s all. Please don’t forget to share.