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How to remove Add Friend Button and Add subscribe button in Facebook

Updated on April 5, 2013

Facebook - the most popular social networking of this day. I know you all agree with me. Most people and company as well are already been using Facebook to promote, socialize, chat and play games.

I'm one of the fan of Facebook. I used it as a tool to communicate with my family and love ones. But recently I received so much friend request notification and I can't even handle or I don't have time to confirm or reject those notification.

So I decided to limit those who can send request to me to be their friend. I manage to do some changes on my privacy setting.

Remove Add Friend button

So let start with the changes to remove "Add Friend" button.

To see what button that you are currently using you can preview your profile.

How to do it:

  • On your "Profile" click the small icon with drop down beside the activity log, click "view as"

Refer on the screenshot below.

1. Preview Facebook profile
1. Preview Facebook profile
2. Add Friend and Subscribe button
2. Add Friend and Subscribe button

Looking at the preview of my sample Profile on top, no 2 as you can see there are two buttons that I am using. the "Add Friend" and "Subscribe".

Now let start removing the "Add Friend" button.

Steps:

  1. Click on Privacy shortcuts button (Beside "HOME")
  2. Click "who can contact me?"
  3. Then on "who can send me friend request?"
  4. Choose "Friends of Friends"

You can refer on the screenshot below.

Steps on removing "Add Friend" button
Steps on removing "Add Friend" button

Were done. Now see the preview of your profile again to see if the "Add Friend" button has been removed.

"Add Button" removed
"Add Button" removed

Now looking at the preview of my profile I only have "Subscribe" button and the "Add Friend" button was removed.

Note: Removing "Add Friend" button is not totally removing it, you just made a restriction who can send you a friend request. In this case only "friends of friends" can send you friend request not "everyone".

If in case you don't have "Subscribe" button on your profile just enable it.

How to do it: Go to

  • Account setting --> Subscriber (on the left corner) --> check "Allow Subscriber".


That's the end of my tutorial. I hope it helps you.


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      Cindy Pierre 4 years ago from Nevada

      Thank you so much for writing this! I went and did it. I just don't have time for all that friend requests business and I love that I can have my profile this way now. Voted up!

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      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      Thanks for dropping by Angel4967. I'm glad you this article interesting..

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      Denise W Anderson 4 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Thank you. I have been wondering how it would be best to do this. I have been getting friend requests from people that I have never heard of before due to connecting my Facebook account with Hub Pages as well.

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      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      @denise.w.anderson: Same here. That is the reason why I changed my privacy and of course I want also to share this idea to others.

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      JAY GOGA 4 years ago

      thank for help

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      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      No problem Jay. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Annette Hendley 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I am useless with manuals and technical explanations so thanks for the great visual.

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      Lisa Stover 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Great information!

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      Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Just saw your links ...and I got a chance to complete Sun assignment.I use Facebook frequently although I call it Facebookland lol . This hub information was great having the actual graphics shown for each step was something I loved.

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      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      I'm glad this hub is helpful to everyone.. Thanks for dropping by and to all of your comments.

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      dil 4 years ago

      thanks

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      hasnain :) 4 years ago

      Awesome (Y) thanks dude :)

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      YourAdmirer 4 years ago

      Thank, So Much HelpFuL

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      hasnat65 4 years ago

      i wanna add a like button beside the follow button

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      saira90 4 years ago

      Wow ThankS its Very HelpfuL.. :)

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      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      @saira90, your Welcome. I'm glad I could help... Thanks for dropping by..

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      jeric 4 years ago

      thanks you very much it whas nice ^^

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      thanks 4 years ago

      thank you very much

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      narottam subedi 3 years ago

      Is it not possible that even friends of friends also cannot send me a friend request???

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      Fgg 3 years ago

      Facebook just removed the option to have your profile only searchable for friends! I liked it better when random strangers could not search and find me on Fb. Now, under the privacy settings, it only has the option of selecting the methods for search for just your cell phone/e-mail lookup. I suspect that it will only be a matter of time as well until FB gets rid of that option.

      FB has been prety sucky regarding privacy the last couple years. I'd definitely use Google Plus and drop FB but Google's privacy reputation is a heck of a lot worse than FB is. Kinda makes me miss the Myspace days! Lol

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      bunnysmart 3 years ago

      thanks

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      Romel Tarroza 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      Thanks everyone for dropping.

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      sam 3 years ago

      thnx dude done with :)

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      Romel Tarroza 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      No problem sam... I'm glad I could help.

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      Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States

      Great info here! Voted up and useful. Thank you!

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      Romel Tarroza 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      Thanks Tom,

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      Manoj 3 years ago

      Thank you so much .. i really need it..

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      Romel Tarroza 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      No poblem Manoj! I'm glad I could help..

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      Ankit Rajput 2 years ago

      I'm impressed with this article... n it definitely worked too..

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      Romel Tarroza 2 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      Thanks Ankit Rajput for dropping and I'm glad you find this article useful...

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      Nadia woods 2 years ago

      Hi, I have an IPad and I went on Safari and hid my add a friend, when I did this my message also now has gone , now I want them back but I have no idea how to do this please help.

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      paulette gazo 2 years ago

      there is an ad on my home page that i cannot remove, why should i be for iced to view this ad all the time it is for something i would never buy who can help me remove it i called the company they do not care

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