How to find and view your friends list on Facebook

This photo tutorial was written and put together in July of 2010 after Facebook's big privacy overhaul. Facebook always updates and makes changes, so hopefully this guide will still help you in future as you are reading this.


Step by Step Photo Guide to Show your entire Friends List at once on Facebook

Go to the Account menu drop down, and then click the first option which is "Edit Friends"

The below screen will appear. You are looking at the list of headings down the left hand side.

Halfway down on the left you can see the heading "Lists" and then in red I have circled "Friends."

Click on "Friends"


The Edit Friends screen where you can then create new lists or view all your connections
The Edit Friends screen where you can then create new lists or view all your connections

In the below image, you can see where I have covered in blue colour the thumbnails (profile photos) of my friends, and also their names.

The list is in alphabetical order, and this is where you can view all your Facebook friends at once.


Here is your Friends list displayed in alphabetical order. Every single friend.
Here is your Friends list displayed in alphabetical order. Every single friend.

Adding Friends to Lists

You can also see in the above image that on the lower left hand side I have circled a group of names, of which some I blocked out in blue colour.

These are "Lists" which I created and named myself.

On the right hand side of the image you can see next to some people's names it says "Add to List" or "1 List."

Those are drop down menus which you can click to add that individual person to an existing list and organising. This is handy for me when I accept someone's friend request but forget to add them to a list then and there. (After clicking "Accept Request" Facebook shows up a small text link giving you the option to "Add to list"). Now I can come back to this main edit friends list screen at any time, find their name, and select the drop down menu to add them to an existing list.

To create a new list, at the top of the screen there is the "Create New List" button. That is where you can create and name your lists and add people to them in one big multiple selection, instead of individually.

These lists will then appear on the lower left hand side as you can see mine do.

You can add a person to more than one list, but don't make them too confusing. Later down the track if you set a photo album's privacy settings to restrict one list, make sure you know that that person will not be able to view the album, even if you want that same person and others to view it, just because they are in that second or other list. Common sense.



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I hope this photo guide has been helpful to you, and that now you know your way around organising your Facebook a little better "behind the scenes."

Please comment or rate if this has been helpful to you, and share with others. Even post a link to your Facebook profile if you think your friends need a helping hand.


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