How To Know If I Added Someone On Facebook

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Have you ever questioned whether or not you have added someone on Facebook? I personally have experienced this predicament. It can be quite perplexing, particularly if you have numerous friends or are not very active on the platform. This article will offer some suggestions and techniques to assist you in determining if you have added someone on Facebook.

Step 1: Check your Friends List

The first thing you can do is to check your Friends List on Facebook. To do this, log in to your Facebook account and navigate to your profile page. On your profile, click on the “Friends” tab. This will display a list of all the people you are friends with on Facebook.

Scroll through the list and see if you can find the person you are wondering about. If you see their name and profile picture on the list, congratulations! You have added them as a friend on Facebook.

Step 2: Search for their name

If you couldn’t find the person on your Friends List, don’t worry! You can try searching for their name on Facebook. On the Facebook homepage, you will find a search bar at the top of the page. Type in the person’s name and hit Enter.

If the person’s profile appears in the search results, it means that you have added them on Facebook. You can now click on their profile to confirm.

Step 3: Check your Friend Requests

If you still can’t find the person on your Friends List or through a search, it’s possible that you sent them a friend request but they haven’t accepted it yet. To check your friend requests, go to the Facebook homepage and click on the Friend Requests icon, which looks like two people silhouettes.

In the Friend Requests tab, you will see all the pending friend requests you’ve sent. If you find the person’s name in this list, it means that you have sent them a friend request, but they haven’t accepted it yet.

Step 4: Ask the person directly

If none of the previous steps have helped you determine if you have added someone on Facebook, the best option is to ask the person directly. Send them a message or reach out to them through another means of communication to confirm if you are friends on Facebook.

Remember, it’s possible that the person may have deactivated or deleted their Facebook account, which would explain why you can’t find them on the platform.


So, there you have it! These are some steps you can take to determine if you have added someone on Facebook. Checking your Friends List, searching for their name, checking your Friend Requests, and asking the person directly are all effective ways to find out. However, keep in mind that privacy settings and account deactivations can affect the visibility of someone on Facebook, so the results may vary.

I hope this article has been helpful to you. Happy Facebooking!