How to delete friend suggestions on Facebook

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Preliminary information


Before you enter the live tutorial, walking to spiegare how to delete friend suggestions on facebook, it is my duty to make some clarifications in this regard. First, let's try to underste what friendship suggestions are and how they work on the famous social network.


Friendship suggestions are provided by Facebook on the basis of a algorithm, which takes into account numerous different parameters, such as mutual friends and any contacts uploaded to the service.

Other data that the social network would seem to take into consideration (there is no certainty, as the algorithm used is secret) are the city of origin and the one where you live, the school attended, the work done, the relationships family members, likes, comments and published posts.

Rumors also suggest that Facebook stores the searches that are performed by subscribers, using those relating to the names of other people to propose new friend requests, but this has never been confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg and his team.

That said, as I anticipated at the beginning of the article, there is still no function through which you can prevent the appearance of friendship suggestions on Facebook (your own and for others), so the only thing you can do is to adopt some little tricks involving the management of reports, notifications and the settings related to privacy.


In this regard, keep in mind that, despite the implementation of these practices, it is not excluded that in the future the Facebook algorithm will propose the names of certain people again or that you, in turn, may be proposed again as a suggestion. for other members.

How to delete friend suggestions on Facebook

Taking into account what was stated in the previous lines, let's get to the real heart of that question and let's find out, in detail, how to eliminate friend suggestions on Facebook. Below you will find explained how to do it by acting both from smartphone or tablet that computer.


Give smartphone and tablet

If you want to delete the friendship suggestions on Facebook by acting as a smartphone or tablet, the first step you need to take is to take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and press on thefacebook app icon (Quella with the blue background and the white "f"), which is agolable for Android and iOS.

Once the main application screen is displayed, log in to your account (if necessary) and tap the icon with i two men that you find in the top bar, if you use Android. If you use iOSinstead, press the icon with i two men that you find in the bar at the bottom and then on the item Suggestions.



You will thus find yourself in front of the list of all friendship suggestions: to delete those that do not interest you, press the button Remove. To remove the notificationsinstead, do this: press the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top right (on Android) or at the bottom (on iOS), select the item Settings and privacy from the menu that appears and then the item Settings.

So tap on the wording Notification settings che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della sezione Notifications, then on the voice People You May Know and carries his OFF l'interruttore Allow notifications on Facebook.

Alternatively, if you really don't want to completely disable receiving notifications about people you may know, you can choose to disable only those push and enable the others or only those via email and away SMS, carrying on ON or on OFF, according to your needs, the relative switches.

From computer

To delete friend suggestions on Facebook by acting as a computer, instead, proceed as follows: if you want to use the Web version of Facebook, open the browser you usually use to surf the Net (eg. Chrome), visit its home page and log in to your account (if necessary), while if you are using the social network application for Windows 10, select the collegamento specific present in Start menu and log in to your account (always if necessary).


Next, click on the icon with i two men that you find on the top bar of Facebook e, in the menu that opens, press the button Removenext to any friend suggestions you no longer want to see.

To remove the notifications, however, I'm sorry to tell you that from a computer this is not feasible. So, if you want to disable them, you have to proceed from mobile, as I indicated in the previous chapter. Subsequently, the changes made will also be valid for the desktop version of the social network.

How not to appear in friend suggestions on Facebook

In the previous lines I have explained to you how to delete friend suggestions on Facebook. However, if you wish to avoid appearing in your turn among the friend suggestions for other users, the steps you need to take are different: essentially, you need to change some privacy settings: the ones I'm about to tell you about below.

Give smartphone and tablet

If you want to avoid appearing among the friend suggestions of others on Facebook and you want to act as a smartphone or tablet, the first step you need to take is to take the device, unlock it and select theFacebook application icon. Then, press the button with the three lines horizontally and select the item Settings give the menu to compare.

On the next screen, select the wording Privacy Settings, which you find in correspondence with the section Privacy, then tap on the item Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow? and choose the option Only me. Then press on arrow at the top, to return to the previous screen.

Now, touch the wording Who can send you friend requests? and choose the option Friends of friends, to limit only "friends of friends" the ability to send you friend requests. Then press on arrow located at the top, to return to the previous screen again, select the item Who can see your friends list? and choose the option Only meto make viewing your friends list private. Again, press on arrowat the top to return to the other screen.

Finally, select the items Who can search for you using the email address you provided?Who can look for you using the phone number you provided? and choose, in both cases, the option Friends. Then press on arrow, at the top, and in the general screen relating to the privacy settings, press on the wording Do you want search engines outside Facebook to redirect to your profile? to bring up OFF il relative interruttore.

In addition to what I have just told you, other operations that can be useful for you to avoid appearing in the friend suggestions of others are the removal or in any case the change the privacy level to the details added to your profile, such as the city you live in, the school where you studied etc., so that they are only visible to you or to specific groups of friends. 

From computer

If you want to proceed from a computer, the first thing you need to do is start the browser e go to the Facebook home page. If you use Windows 10 and the social network application, instead, start the latter by selecting the relevant link in the Start menu.

Next, click on down arrow that you find on the top bar and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. Then click on the wording Privacy, found on the left in the new page displayed, select the link Modification located next to the item Who can send you friend requests?, at the section How people find and contact you, and choose the option Friends of friends from the appropriate drop-down menu.

At this point, select the link each time Modification that you find next to the items Who can see your friends list?Who can search for you using the email address you provided?Who can look for you using the phone number you provided? and choose the option from the drop-down menus Friends.

Finally, locate the item Do you want search engines outside Facebook to redirect to your profile?, click on the link Modification and remove the check from the relevant option.

Even in this case, to further reduce the chances of appearing among the friend suggestions of others, you can evaluate the removal of some details from your profile, such as the city where you lived, the work you do, etc., or whatever it is change its privacy level, so that they are only visible to you or specific friends.

In case of dubbi or problem

Have you followed my instructions on how to delete friend suggestions on Facebook with the utmost attention but, in the course of work, did you have further doubts or did something go wrong? Then the best advice I can give you is to contact the Service center of Facebook.

Da smartphone or tablet, you can access the Facebook Help Center through the social network app, starting the latter, by tapping the button with the three lines horizontally, selecting the item Assistance and support and then that Service center in the menu that opens. At this point, type the keyword related to your problem or doubt in the appropriate field, at the top, and select the relevant topic among the suggestions you see appear.

From your computer, on the other he, you can access the Help Center by visiting its web page. Then, enter the keyword of your interest in the search bar at the top and select the relevant suggestion from those you see appear.

If you think you need more details and want to find out what other systems you can use to receive assistance and support from the Facebook team, I suggest you read my guide focused specifically on how to contact Facebook.



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