Here's How to Disable Friend Suggestions On Facebook
Here's How to Disable Friend Suggestions On Facebook

Facebook is indeed a great social networking site to keep in touch with our friends and family members. The site allows you to exchange text messages, make voice & video calls, exchange files, and more. If you have been using Facebook for a while, you might know that the social networking site sends you ‘Suggested friends’ notifications.

The feature is helpful if you want to connect with all people in your area. However, if you use Facebook to connect only with your family members, you would like to disable the feature. Sometimes, the algorithm of Facebook prompts you to add people you might not necessarily know.

If you wonder how the suggested friends feature works, let me tell you that the social networking site uses your account & smartphone’s location information to suggest nearby Facebook users. This raises some privacy concerns, but as long as users benefit from it, nobody cares. However, some users might not want Facebook to send reminders on adding new peoples, especially if they are happy with their small friend circle and intend to keep in that way.

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Steps to Disable Friend Suggestions on Facebook

If you also like to keep your Facebook profile clean and intend to have a small friend circle, you should disable the Friend Suggestions feature. In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to disable Friend Suggestions on Facebook. Let’s check out.

Step 1. First of all, login with your Facebook account and click on the drop-down arrow.

click on the drop-down arrow

Step 2. From the list of options, click on Settings & Privacy.

click on Settings & Privacy

Step 3. Next, click on the ‘Settings‘ option.

click on the 'Settings' option

Step 4. On the left pane, click on the ‘Notifications.’

click on the 'Notifications.'

Step 5. Now scroll down and click on the People You May Know.

click on the People You May Know

Step 6. To turn off friend suggestions on Facebook, click on the slider next to the ‘Allow Notifications on Facebook’ option.

click on the slider next to the 'Allow Notifications on Facebook' option

Step 7. Now click on the slider next to the various option listed – Push, Email, and SMS.

That’s it! You are done. Facebook will never suggest other user accounts for you to add as friends.

This article is all about how to disable friend suggestions on Facebook. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts about this, let us know in the comment box below.

Amarnath Chakraborty
Amarnath Chakraborty is the content writer at Tech Viral. He writes/edits about how-to tips, tutorials especially on Social Networks, Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet etc.


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