How to See Recently Added Friends on Facebook

Facebook is probably the best social platform 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 on the top of the page.
    profile picture
  4. Select the Friends tab.
  5. Click the Recently Added tab.

recently added

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.

How to See Recently Added Friends on Mobile

When it comes to the mobile app, seeing your recently added friends is not as easy. That’s because the Facebook app and web mobile versions don’t have the Recently Added tab at all. Instead, you’ll need to open the web browser version manually. The process is different for iPhone and Android systems.

How to See Recently Added Friends on Android

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.

desktop site

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

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 the Manage (pen) button on the right.
  5. Select Edit Privacy.
    edit privacy
  6. Click the button next to the ‘Who can see your friends list?’ and customize it.

friends icon

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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