How to find, add and delete friends in Facebook

Facebook is an effective social networking website which allows its users to find people from all over the world. To add friends to your Facebook friend’s list who can be a co-worker, a relative or someone that you have been acquainted with, this is the best place to start looking. You can use different means to communicate with them; send personal messages or engage in a chat with them. In order to find someone on Facebook you will need to search for them. There are also different options available to edit out your friend list and even delete a Facebook friend if need be.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to find, add and delete friends in Facebook.


Step # 1- Adding a friend

On the main Facebook welcome page, go to the “add people you know” section and select someone you want to add. Click on their “profile name” and go through their display picture and info. If you know the person, click on the “add friend” button and a friend request will be sent.

include a friend to your Facebook profile

Step # 2- Using the find friends tool

You can find friends on Facebook by selecting the “find friends” option located on top right hand corner of the welcome page.

select find friends button

Step # 3- Finding friends through email

Click on the “find friends” option under the email account type you have so that Facebook can automatically find your contacts that have Facebook accounts.

select email contacts to find friends

Step # 4- Logging in to your email account

First of all, click on the “log in” option and your email account will open in a separate window.

sign in to your email account

Step # 5- Selecting contacts to add

Select the “all contacts” option in your email account and then click on the “export” option given on the top right corner of the page.

choose email contacts

Step # 6- Selecting all contacts

Select the “everyone (All contacts)” option and then click on the “Export” button to proceed further.

pick everyone in contact list

Step # 7- Downloading the contact list

These contacts will be downloaded to your computer in a separate file as a result.

derive email contacts in a file

Step # 8- Clicking to choose the contacts file

Scroll down to step 4 and click on the “Choose file” button to upload the contacts file you just downloaded from your computer.

upload contacts file

Step # 9- Adding friends

Click on the option titled “Yes” in the “add friends” section. This will send friend invites to all your imported contacts.

include friends from email account

Step # 10- Skipping sending out friends’ invitations

“Skip” the step where Facebook lists the email contacts it plans to send invitations to, through your Facebook account.

leave out invite friends option

Step # 11- Finding a friend through search box

In order to find a friend, you can directly type the name in the “Search box”. Skim through the search results and click on the right “profile name”. Once the profile opens up, click on the “add friend” button in order to send a friend request.

use search box to look up friends

Step # 12- Using the info section to find friends

Go to your profile page and under the “info” section, you can work with options such as “employers” or “university” to find friends from them.

find friends using basic information

Step # 13 – Deleting a friend from profile

To delete a friend from your profile, simply type their name in the “search box”. Next, go to their profile page and click on the “friends” button. From the drop down menu, select the “unfriend” option. When the confirmation window pops up, click on the “remove from friends” option and select “OK” to finish the process. This is how you delete Facebook friends from your friend’s list.

Unfriend a friend