How to Friend Someone on Facebook

By Raleigh Hansman

Facebook is an exciting and useful social networking site that allows you to connect with friends, clients, colleagues and family members all over the world. Facebook, however, is only fun if you can talk to, message and network with everyone you want. Tracking down old friends, former colleagues and family members located in different parts of the globe is one of Facebook's most impressive features. With nearly 500 million Facebook users, finding someone is easier than ever before.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Facebook account

Step 1

Go to (see Resources).

Step 2

Sign in to your Facebook account with your personal email address and unique password.

Step 3

Look to the upper right hand corner as your home page opens up. A white box with the words "search" will allow you to type in the name of the person for whom you are searching.

Step 4

Type in your friend's name, both first and last ,if possible. Hit "Enter."

Step 5

See a list of all the Facebook members with that first and last name. Using the information you know about the person you want to friend, such as network, school or geographic location, scroll through them.

Step 6

Click on the blue words "Add as friend" when you have found the person for whom you are searching. An additional box will pop up, click on "Add friend." A friend request will be sent to this person's email inbox.

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