Friending on Facebook helps you stay connected with people you care about. Adding a friend means you may see each other’s activity in Feed, Stories and Photos.
When you want to add a friend on Facebook, keep in mind:
- You should send friend requests to people you know and trust. Add a friend by searching for them or directly from People You May Know.
- You can control who can friend and follow you by editing your privacy settings.
- If you don’t want someone to see you on Facebook, learn how to unfriend or block them.
- You can have up to 5,000 friends at a time.
If you'd like to see updates from people you find interesting but don't know personally, like a journalist or celebrity, try following them instead. If you're getting unwanted or inappropriate friend requests, you can report the account.