How Do You Make a Friend Request on Facebook?

To make a friend request on Facebook, find the person’s profile using their name or email address, go to their profile, and click the Add Friend button. The person is notified that you want to add them as a friend.

  1. Search for your friend

    Search for the friend you want to add by typing in their email address or name into the search bar at the top of any Facebook page.

  2. Select the correct person

    A drop-down menu appears with a list of options that match your search. Select the correct person to visit the person’s Facebook profile.

  3. Send the friend request

    Click the Add Friend button located at the top of your friend’s Facebook timeline. They are notified that you want to add them as a friend and have the option to accept or deny the request.