How to Find Recent Friends on Facebook

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 4 April 2024
  • 7 mins read

Facebook is one of the most widely used social media sites, making it easy to keep in touch with friends and loved ones. You have the option to filter your list to only display friends who have recently added you, or vice versa. 

You can view this list under the "Friends" section of your profile page. The "Recently Added" option will not be displayed if you have not added any friends in the previous 3.5 weeks. 

To help you keep track of the new people you've met online, this list displays every profile you've added in the last quarter or so. Whatever device you're using, this guide will show you how to find your recently added friends.

Find Recent Friends On Desktop or Mac

To find recently added friends on Facebook, either for yourself or someone else, use a web browser on PC or Mac and follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your Facebook account and log in.

login to facebook

Step 2: Go to your profile on Facebook or look up the account whose friend list you want to view.

find friend you want to view on facebook

Step 3: A list of all of your and their friends will appear when you select the "friends" option.

Step 4: Compared to the same page on the mobile app, you will notice a lot more options and filters here. Find "recently added" and click on it.

Step 5: The list of all the friends you or they have added recently will appear on the page that follows.

Find Recent Friends on Android & iOS Devices

You only need to stick to these guidelines if you're using an Android or iPhone to find recently added friends on Facebook.

Step 1: In the upper right corner, there are three horizontal lines. Click on them.

navigate to facebook menu

Step 2: Press the name button.

go to facebook profile

Step 3: After swiping down, select "See all friends."

see all friends on facebook

Step 4: Select "Recent" from the menu.

recent friend on facebook
facebook friends

Finding Recently Added Friends of Someone Else

You have to use the same procedure to view your friends' newly added friends. Simply go to the friend's tab, enter the profile you wish to check, then choose "Recent friends." But, it is dependent upon your friend's privacy settings. You won't be able to see your friend's most recent friends if they have selected to keep their friend list private.

Adding New Friends Can Be a Privacy Concern 

Receiving a friend request and making new Facebook friends can be satisfying for many of us. You've made new friends, reached out to a childhood friend, or maybe you've simply found a great new artist to adore. However, that click might also cause a brief feeling of discomfort. 

Maybe it was a mutual friend whose profile seemed a little off, or maybe you accepted a request from someone you remember from high school. Suddenly, the excitement of making a connection is replaced by an ongoing concern that the person I've just followed is  a total stranger. 

Then what? 

How Can PurePrivacy Help You Stay Safe? 

Use the built-in social media privacy manager to take charge of your online identity, including your Facebook friend list in the following ways.

Friends Verification

You can learn a lot about possible friends before you accept them. You can verify their profile details and look for any unusual activity.

Regular Updates

Analyze your friends list regularly ensuring you don’t befriend a total stranger. The social privacy manager can recognize relationships that could be dangerous or people who might be revealing too much information about you.

Privacy Settings Adjustments

Adjust the privacy settings to see specific information about who can see your profile. The manager works with you to develop a multi-layered privacy strategy that guarantees that only the appropriate parties have access to your data.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why am I unable to find the "Recently Added" section?


    You can only see the "recently added" button on a computer. The feature was retained in the Facebook desktop version but was disabled in the mobile apps. Furthermore, the tab might not show up if you haven’t made any new friends in the previous three and a half weeks.

  • Can I see the Facebook friends I recently added?


    Yes, you can. To see the people you recently added as friends, go to the activities section on Facebook. You can search through your buddies in the "Friends" area and order them chronologically.

  • Can others see the friends I recently added?


    Yes, it shows up on your friends' timelines as soon as you become friends with someone. Unless you change the settings as in who can view your friend list, everyone can see the friends you've recently added.

  • How can I hide friends that I recently added on Facebook?


    Next to the friend's post or update, click the "X" button. Using the pull-down menu, choose "Hide All From". This friend's posts and updates will now all be hidden. For any friend you have added recently that you wish to hide, follow these steps again.

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Ensure Your Social Media Safety!

When you need to remind yourself about people you've met, possible appointments, and other things, checking your recent friends could be helpful. 

However, it might also assist you in looking into odd activity on your profile. Your profile may have been hacked if you don't remember adding particular profiles or if some of them look suspicious.