Who should I send friend requests to on Facebook?

We recommend sending friend requests to people you know in real life, like your:
  • Friends.
  • Family.
  • Coworkers.
  • Classmates.
If you can't send a friend request, you may have reached the 5,000 friend limit. To get updates in your News Feed from people you don't know personally (example: journalists, celebrities, political figures), try following them instead.
Note: We recommend only accepting friend requests from people you know. If you're getting unwanted or inappropriate friend requests, you can report the account or block them. Learn about our policies by reading the Facebook Community Standards.
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