How to See the Date That People Became Friends on Facebook

When you want to see when you and a friend -- or two mutual friends -- first became Facebook friends, the Friendship page is all you need. The Friendship page displays any information Facebook has about your relationship with the other person, including when you became Facebook friends, if you're related and any Life Events you've shared together. To see when you became friends, start by viewing your friend's profile.

A photo of two friends standing together.
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Seeing a Friendship With You

Looking up when you became Facebook friends with someone is really only one step beyond looking at a friend's profile. In fact, the Friendship page is actually accessed from your friend's profile page.

Step

Type your friend's name into the search bar and select her from the list. People on your friends list with the typed name appear first, but non-friends with the same name also appear in the results. Be sure you choose the right one.

Facebook search, with the desired friend highlighted.
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Step

Click the ... button on your friend's profile, and select See Friendship. This menu also has the Block and Report buttons, used to block contact from that friend and report inappropriate or abusive behavior, respectively.

The ... menu, with See Friendship highlighted.
You can also select Poke from the ... menu for fun.
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Step

Check just under the Friendship page's cover image. There's a box containing information about your friendship, including when you became Facebook friends.

The Friendship page, depicting when you became Facebook friends.
The Friends menu shows any mutual friends shared between the two of you.
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Seeing a Friendship Between Two Others

To see a friendship between two people on your friend's list, the process starts out the same as above. Once on the Friendship page, however, there are a couple more quick steps to follow.

Step

Click More from the Friendship page with one of the two friends you want to look up.

The Friendship page, with the More button highlighted
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Step

Select a pair of friends from the listings in the Browse Friends window. Alternatively, if the two friends you want to look at aren't listed, type their names in the text fields and click See Friendship.

The Browse Friendships window, with a pair of names highlighted
Click the More button again to display additional possible Friendships to browse.
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Step

Check just under the Friendship page's cover image. There's a box containing information about the friendship between the two people you chose, including when they first became Facebook friends.

The Friendship page, with the information box highlighted.
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Step

If you select two people who aren't Facebook friends with one another, no information displays.