WHY ” Add Friend” BUTTON NOT SHOWING ON FACEBOOK?
As we all know that on Facebook we can add our friends and can stay connected with them by adding as friends.
On Facebook, we can get updated regarding posts and pictures.
But what if the ADD FRIEND button is not showing you on your Facebook profile?
Does your ADD FRIEND button also turn out grey or got disappeared?
If yes then this is the right place to know why this happens on your Facebook profile.
Now in today’s session, we will learn why ADD FRIEND button is not showing on Facebook.
Let’s get started
WHY IS THE “Add Friend” BUTTON NOT SHOWING ON FACEBOOK?
If ADD FRIEND button is not showing on your Facebook profile then it can be because of these reasons which are given below:
The particular user has restricted their privacy settings.
The user has denied your friend request.
The user marked your friend request as spam.
As you all know that every social media platform allows its users to have control over their privacy settings and so does Facebook.
On Facebook also you can have control over your privacy settings and under this, you can change your friend request setting by putting your friend request setting into privacy so that strangers can’t send you friend requests.
Or by denying their friend request or else they can mark your friend request as spam.
Now each and every reason why the ADD FRIEND button is not showing on your Facebook profile are given below:
1. THE USER RESTRICTED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS :
The very first reason why the ADD FRIEND button has turned out grey or got disappeared on Facebook is that the particular user have restricted their privacy settings.
As told earlier on Facebook we can have control over privacy settings so one can restrict their privacy settings and under they can restrict friend requests by doing so they just stop strangers from sending them friend requests.
This privacy setting is also of two types :
And the second is FRIENDS OF FRIENDS.
If your privacy settings are on EVERYONE then anyone across the world who has a Facebook account can add you as a friend.
NOTE: This is the default enabled setting.
Otherwise, if you had put your settings to FRIENDS OF FRIENDS only then the mutual friends OR friends who are friends with your friends on Facebook can add you as a friend OR can send you a friend request.
This indicates that other users you are not friends with your friends on Facebook they can’t send you a friend request or add you as a friend.
Now below the steps are given on how you can change your friend request setting on Facebook:
Go to menu
Click on privacy settings
Tap on settings
Then go to privacy settings
Tap on who can send you a friend request Click on the option which you want that is either EVERYONE or FRIENDS OF FRIENDS.
So if the user has changed their default enable setting to FRIENDS OF FRIENDS then the ADD FRIEND button will not appear to you on your Facebook profile until and unless you are a friend of someone who is already a friend of that particular user on Facebook.
2. YOUR FRIEND REQUEST IS DENIED :
The second reason why the ADD FRIEND button is not visible to you on their profile is they have denied it.
Moreover, you won’t get any kind of notification from Facebook if someone has denied your friend request.
Below 3 different methods are given through which you can get to know that your friend request is denied by the user:
ADD FRIEND button will turnout grey or unclickable.
You will not be able to see ADD FRIEND button on their profile.
The FRIEND REQUEST SENT button will change into ADD FRIEND.
Now you cannot send a friend request immediately back after someone has denied your friend request because it goes under the COOLDOWN period.
Facebook uses this cool-down period so that he can prevent spammers from misusing the ADD FRIEND button.
So to send them a friend request again you have to wait for the next couple of days and then after a few days your “friend request sent” button will automatically get changed into “add friend” and now you can send a friend request again to that particular user.
3. THEY MARKED YOUR FRIEND REQUEST AS SPAM :
The third and the last reason that ADD FRIEND button is not visible on the profile is that maybe they have marked your friend request as spam.
As told earlier also Facebook allows its users to have control over privacy settings, so the user can mark a friend request as spam.
Let’s say if a person gets a friend request from someone on the Facebook account then that person can either accept that request or can delete that request.
Moreover, the person can also mark that friend request as spam so that the particular user can’t send friend requests anymore from the particular account.
But it is estimated that after 1 year of being marked spam you can send friend requests to that particular person.
So if you are not able to see the “Friend Request” button on their profile it indicates that the user has marked your friend request as spam.
HOW TO FIX THE ADD FRIEND BUTTON ON FACEBOOK?
Through different ways you can fix the ADD FRIEND button on Facebook :
First, add mutual friends
Second, wait for it.
Most importantly not to worry because it is not a bug on Facebook if you are not able to see the “add friend” button on someone’s profile it is just a Facebook privacy feature to make sure that spammers do not misuse the “add friend” button.
To fix this particular problem add a mutual friend or else you have to wait for it.
Below explanation of both the ways gave:
1. ADD MUTUAL FRIENDS :
The first way through which you can solve the problem of the “add friend” button is by adding one of that particular user’s friends as your friend on your Facebook account.
One thing to note down that if the user has changed the setting of “Who can send you friend request” to “friends of friends” then only this will work out.
If the user has changed its privacy to “friends of friends” then in this case you need to be a friend of one of the friends of that particular user on Facebook.
So firstly send a friend request to a friend who is already a friend to that particular user on Facebook.
If the person who is already a friend to that particular user to whom you want to send a friend request accepts your friend request then the ADD FRIEND button will be visible to you on their profile otherwise it won’t be shown to you on their profile and you can’t send a friend request to them.
2. WAIT FOR IT :
If you have sent a friend request to someone and the ADD FRIEND button has turned out grey or got disappeared then you have to wait for a couple of days a week so that you can again send them a friend request.
You have to wait for it because it undergoes the COOLDOWN period.
This cool-down period is used by Facebook so that spammers can’t abuse the ADS FRIEND button.
Waiting is the only option if someone has deleted your friend request. Moreover, if someone has marked your friend request as spam then also you have to wait for it.
And after some time the ADD FRIEND button will be visible to you on their profile and you will be able to send back friend requests to that particular user.
If you want to add someone as your friend on Facebook and the ADD FRIEND button is not visible to you on their profile then it may be because of three reasons:
Restricted privacy settings
Your friend request is denied
Marked your friend request as spam
But not to worry, if add friend button is not visible to you on their profile you can send a friend requests in two other ways that are:
Ads mutual friends
Or else wait for it.
An explanation of each method is given so that you can fix the problem of ADD FRIEND button on Facebook.
Enjoy making friends on Facebook!