How to Limit Friend Requests From Strangers on Facebook

There are several little things that you can fine-tune on Facebook to stay safe and private. For example, limiting unnecessary friend request from strangers or unknown people that you do not want to know. For many Facebook users these requests are annoyance, but unfortunately, many of them don’t know how to control it. By making small changes in your privacy setting, you can limit the possibility of receiving Facebook friend requests from strangers.

To get to know about your profile on Facebook, there are many ways. One way is from the ‘People You May Know’ box that often appears to the right of the Facebook news feed.

The default privacy settings allow Facebook to reveal your profile to everyone (public). However, by making small changes in your privacy settings, you can restrict your appearances in the ‘People You May Know’ box to only friends of friends. Here is how it is.


Go to your Facebook privacy settings page (click on the downward arrow shown at top right of your page and select Privacy Settings) and select ‘How You Connect’ option, then choose ‘Edit Settings’ option.


For the question ‘Who can send you friend requests?’ select ‘Friends of Friends’ and then click ‘Done’ to save the settings.

Now onwards your profile will appear in the ‘People You May Know’ box to only for people who are friends of friends. (Via)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Harsha

    Feb 20, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Really a good article it was so informative. Thanks For the Article.

    • Kannan

      Feb 21, 2012 at 3:49 am

      Thanks for stopping by…

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