How to Hide Add Friend Button on Facebook Timeline

How to Hide Add Friend Button on Facebook Timeline

Updated on November 14, 2020

Are you getting so many friend requests from people you don't know on Facebook?

Want to hide the add friend button in order to restrict Facebook users from sending you friend requests?

Letting the add friend button open to the public might not be much appreciated and my bother you as long as it still available on your timeline.

In this post, I will show you how you can remove the add friend button from your Facebook profile in a few easy steps. Are you ready? Let's get started!

How to Hide Add Friend Button on Facebook Using a Computer?

1

Click the down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page, click Settings & Privacy and then click Settings.

Facebook Settings
2

From your General Account Settings page, click the Privacy tab.

Facebook Privacy
3

Click Edit next to Who can send you friend requests?

Friend Request Settings
4

Now, when you click the audience selector, you'll see tow options, Everyone and Friends of Friends. So, the best thing you can do is choosing Friends of Friends. When you choose this audience, it means that the add friend button will be available to only people who have friends in common with you, no more.

When you finish adjusting the privacy setting of the add friend button, press Close.

Who Can Contact Me

Unfortunately, there is no way to hide it from everyone. As I said before, choosing Friends of Friends is the best thing you can do.

That's it! That's how you hide the add friend button on your Facebook timeline.

How to Hide Add Friend Button on Facebook App?

1

Open the Facebook app and log into your account.

2

Tap the three lines icon located in the top right corner (Android) or in the bottom right corner (iPhone), then tap Settings & Privacy.

Facebook App Menu - Settings & Privacy
3

Tap Settings.

Facebook App Settings
4

Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap Privacy Settings.

Facebook App Privacy Settings
5

Scroll down and tap Who can send you friend requests?.

Who can send you friend requests
6

Select Friends of friends so that the add friend button will be available to only people who have friends in common with you.

Facebook App - Friends of Friends Option

That's it! That's how you hide add friend button on Facebook app.

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