How to See Recently Added Friends on Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popular social platforms. The company makes it easy to organize and sort your friend’s list and keep in touch with those you care about. It’s easy to zero in on your close friends and see less information about the people that you know from high school or only met once.

You can also narrow your list only to show friends that you’ve recently added, or who recently added you. This list will show all the new profiles that you’ve added during the previous month or so, so you can keep track of your new acquaintances.

This article will show you how to see recently added friends, regardless of the device that you’re using.

Check Recently Added Friends on Your PC or Mac

On your computer, checking the list of your recently added friends is a straightforward process. You just need to follow these simple instructions:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Log in to your Facebook profile.
  3. Click on your profile picture in the “What’s on your mind,” box to quickly access your profile page.
  4. Select the ‘Friends’ tab.
  5. Click the ‘Recently Added’ tab.

This will show the Facebook profiles that you’ve added in the previous weeks. If this tab is empty, it means that you’ve not added any new profiles recently.

If you want to add this new friend to your Favorite Friends’ list or unfriend them, you can do so by clicking on the three horizontal dots next to their name.

How to See Recently Added Friends on Mobile

Viewing your recent friends’ list on the Mobile app is really simple too. The instructions vary slightly depending on which OS your phone has.

View Recent Friends on Android – Mobile App

If you’re using an Android, all you need to do is follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on your name.
  3. Scroll down and tap on ‘See all friends.’
  4. Tap ‘Recent’ at the top.

Similar to the instructions above, if you click on the three-dot icon you can access a feature to favorite that particular friend as well as unfriend them.

View Recent Friends – The iOS App

Viewing your recent friends in the iOS app is similar to the instructions above with a simple variation. If you’re an iPhone user, follow these steps:

  1. Click on your profile icon in the “What’s on your mind…” box.
  2. Click on ‘See All Friends.’
  3. Click on ‘Recent’ at the top.

How to See Recently Added Friends on Android – Web Browser

To see your recently added friends on Android, you’ll have to open the desktop version. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type Facebook in the address bar and go to the website.
  3. Log in to your Facebook account.
  4. Tap the three dots on the top-right of the page.
  5. Tick the ‘Desktop Site’ option.

This should take you to the desktop version of Facebook. Just follow the same steps from the above section to find your recent friends. Note that will eat up a lot more of your mobile data, so make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.

How to See Recently Added Friends on iPhone – Web Browser

The process is the same if you’re using Google Chrome on your iPhone. However, if you prefer Safari, you should:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Type Facebook in the address bar.
  3. Visit the website.
  4. Log in to your Facebook account.
  5. Tap the address bar to edit it.
  6. Remove the ‘m’ from the beginning of the URL. (m.facebook…)

This should take you to the desktop version of the website.

Can You See Recently Added Friends of Your Friends?

You may use the same method to see the recently added friends of your friends. Just enter the profile that you want to check, go to the friend’s tab, and select ‘Recent friends.’

However, this depends on your friend’s privacy settings. If your friend has decided to make their friend list private, you won’t be able to see their recent friends.

Hide Your Friends List

If you make your friend list private, nobody except you will be able to see your recent friends. There’s a simple way to do this:

  1. Open Facebook on your web browser.
  2. Click on your profile picture.
  3. Select the Friends tab.
  4. Click on the three horizontal dots to the right.
  5. Select Edit Privacy.
  6. Click the button next to the ‘Who can see your friends list?’ and customize it.

Over to You

Checking your recent friends may be useful when you want to remind yourself about people you’ve met, potential appointments, and so on. But it can also help you check unusual activities on your profile. If you don’t remember adding certain profiles, or some of them seem suspicious, there’s a chance that your profile may have been hacked.

Have you ever had problems with your profile’s security? And do you prefer to hide your Friends list or to keep it public?  Let us know in the comment section.

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