How to Add Someone to Close Friends List on Facebook


Putting someone on your Facebook Close Friends list makes staying in touch with someone and keeping up with what they are doing on the platform easier. Specifically, when you add someone to your Facebook Close Friends list Facebook makes sure you see all of their posts, and you can easily create posts just for your Facebook Close Friends list. The only downside is that if you want to see or add someone to your Facebook Close Friends list you can’t do that through the Facebook mobile app and you have to do it through the Facebook website.

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Steps to Add Someone to Close Friends List on Facebook

  1. Open a web browser, navigate to the Facebook website, and then log in to your Facebook account if prompted. You’ll land on your Facebook home screen. Again, you can only view your full list of close friends on Facebook through the Facebook website and not through the Facebook mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
  2. Find your list of Facebook shortcuts on the left side of the screen, and then click “See All” in this list. A menu is displayed.
Click See All in the list of shortcuts on the left side of your Facebook home screen.

  1. Click “Friends” in this menu. Your Facebook Friends menu is shown.
Click Friends.

  1. Click “Custom Lists.” The Custom Lists menu is displayed.
Click Custom Lists.

  1. Click “Close Friends.” Your Facebook Close Friends list is shown.
Click Close Friends.

  1. Click the “Manage” link on the Facebook Close Friends screen. A Manage Close Friends menu pops up.
Click Manage.

  1. Scroll through this list and then click to shade in the blue check mark next to any friends you want to add to your Facebook Close Friends list. Click “Save” after choosing all of the people you want to add. You’ll be routed back to the Close Friends screen, where you’ll see anyone you added now displayed in your Facebook Close Friends list.
Click to select the people you want to add to your Facebook Close Friends list, and then click Save.

Reasons to Consider Adding Someone to Your Facebook Close Friends List

1. Strong Personal Connection

A Close Friends list on Facebook offers a space to prioritize connections with the people we cherish most. Family members, childhood friends, and even soulmates can find a place on this list. By adding them, we ensure that their posts, photos, and updates never get lost in the vast sea of content that floods our news feeds daily. This helps us stay connected and maintain our bonds, even when life gets hectic.

2. Trust and Privacy

In the age of digital transparency, privacy can be a rare commodity. The Facebook Close Friends list serves as a safe haven for sharing sensitive or private information with a select group of trusted individuals. This curated circle allows us to express our true selves without the fear of judgment or unwanted exposure. It creates an intimate environment, free from the prying eyes of acquaintances or strangers.

3. Life Updates and Milestones

As we journey through life, we all experience significant moments and milestones that we want to share with our loved ones. The Facebook Close Friends list ensures that we don’t miss these important updates from those we care about most. Birthdays, engagements, job promotions, and more can be shared and celebrated together, fostering a sense of unity and togetherness. Our achievements and joys become collective, strengthening our relationships.

4. Shared Interests and Hobbies

One of the joys of life is finding like-minded individuals who share our interests and hobbies. Adding these people to our Facebook Close Friends list allows us to engage in more focused conversations, exchange ideas, and grow together. This creates a vibrant community of enthusiasts who uplift and inspire one another, enriching our lives with shared passions and experiences.

5. Smaller, More Intimate Group

In the digital age, we often find ourselves connected to countless acquaintances, but true connection can be hard to find. The close friends list offers a more intimate space for sharing thoughts and experiences that may not be suited for a wider audience. Here, we can forge deeper bonds and engage in meaningful conversations, prioritizing quality connections over the quantity of our friend list.

6. Geographic Proximity

Our close friends list can also serve as a hub for people who live nearby. By adding local friends and neighbors, we create a space for sharing community news, planning events, and supporting one another. This strengthens our ties to our local community and fosters a sense of belonging and camaraderie, making our neighborhoods feel like home.

7. Professional Networking

Our professional lives often involve close collaboration with colleagues, mentors, and partners. By adding these individuals to our Facebook Close Friends list, we create a space for sharing work-related content, exchanging ideas, and fostering growth. This can help us stay informed about industry trends and developments, empowering us to excel in our careers.

8. Support System

Life can be challenging, and having a strong support system is essential. The close friends list allows us to surround ourselves with individuals who provide emotional, mental, or practical support. In this circle, we can lean on one another, share our struggles, and celebrate our triumphs. By staying connected, we build resilience and navigate life’s ups and downs together.

9. Frequent Interactions

Sometimes, we find ourselves drawn to certain people and interact with them frequently on Facebook. Adding these individuals to our Close Friends list makes it easier to find and engage with their content. This saves time and energy, allowing us to focus on fostering these connections and building lasting relationships.

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