How to make a friend again after doing an "Unfriend" on Facebook

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How to make a friend again after doing an "Unfriend" on Facebook
Unfriending a Facebook friend can cause anguish. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Facebook is the world’s largest social networking website, with over a billion members as of 2013. It affords users the opportunity to connect with friends and family across the globe to share music, pictures, news stories or simply updates on their lives. The act of unfriending on Facebook can be done in a few brief clicks, and means the person you have unfriended no longer has access to information on your Facebook wall. To restore a person as a friend once unfriended, a new request should be sent using the information below.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Locate the person you wish to add as a friend. Type the name into the long white box at the top of the main Facebook page. Click on the magnifying glass icon at the extreme right of the box once the name has been entered.

  2. 2

    Select the correct name from the list that appears beneath the white box. This will take you to the person’s Facebook homepage. Ensure you have selected the right person by looking at any available photos or checking the Friends list for that person on the left side of the page.

  3. 3

    Click the green “Add Friend” button located on the right side of the page just beneath the main cover photo. Clicking this button will send an electronically generated email to the person, stating you have requested to add them as a Friend.

  4. 4

    Check your Notifications list when you next log onto Facebook. The Notifications tab has a small white and blue globe icon and can be found to the left of the search bar at the top of the main Facebook page. You will receive a notification once your Friend request has been accepted.

Tips and warnings

  • Some Facebook profiles have the highest privacy settings, meaning you cannot send a Friend request via the green tab. In these cases, you may need to contact the person via email or mobile phone and explain you wish to re add them on Facebook.
  • If you receive no response to your friend request, the person may have ignored it altogether or simply not yet seen it. Allow a couple of weeks and contact them either via phone or email if there is still no response.

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