Add Friends on Facebook

As mentioned earlier, one of the main uses of Facebook is to connect with other people in our lives. Through Facebook you can send messages, and share photos, or interesting articles with your loved ones but to do this you must first add them as a friend. To add someone as a friend on Facebook means that you can see each other’s Facebook activity such as the photos or posts that they share.

How to Add a Friend on Facebook

Step 1: From your home page, click on the section titled Search Facebook in the top-left corner of the screen and type in the name of the person you would like to add as a friend.

Facebook homepage with Search Facebook button in top-left corner highlighted in red

Step 2: Once you type in the person’s name, press enter on your keyboard. You will see a list come up with profiles for people with that same name. Find the correct person you would like to add and click on the icon to the right of the name with the person symbol with the + beside it to send a friend request.

People list on Facebook with Add a Friend icon highlighted in red to show how to add someone on Facebook

After sending the friend request, you will have to wait for the person to accept the request. Once they accept your friend request you will be able to view their activity and share messages and photos.