How does Facebook use my info to show suggestions in People You May Know?
People You May Know can help connect people on Facebook. For example, People You May Know can help you find new friends and help your friends connect with other people on Facebook. These suggestions may show you people you might want to add as a friend who you haven’t seen on Facebook yet or who may be new to Facebook.
People You May Know suggestions can be friends of friends, people in your same network or people you may have something else in common with.
What info does Facebook use to show suggestions in People You May Know?
People You May Know suggests people you might be likely to add as a friend on Facebook. Friend suggestions come from things like:
- Having friends in common. This is the most common reason for suggestions
- Your profile info and networks (example: your school, university or work)
- Your Facebook activity (example: joining groups, being tagged in photos)
- Contacts you or someone you may know uploaded to Facebook and Messenger
If you upload your contacts through the Facebook app, learn how to manage contact uploading. If someone has uploaded their contacts and it includes your mobile phone number or email address, you may show up as friend suggestions for each other.
How can I manage info used for People You May Know?
People You May Know doesn’t use things like your current location, info from third-party apps or search history to make friend suggestions. People on Facebook won’t know you’ve searched for them or visited their profile.