In this video, learn how to add friends using the search tool in the Facebook Timeline.
- [Instructor] I've clicked the F in the top left hand side to go back to the main timeline and now let's start adding some friends. Depending on how your friends have set up their Facebook profiles and posts, you may or may not be able to see their posts unless they accept your friend request. In the last video, I showed you how to set your about me info to either public or viewable to friends only. You can set the contents of your status updates the same way and I'll show you how. If your friends have made their posts public, you'll be able to see them just by adding them as a friend.
If they've made their posts visible to friends only, you can only see them in your news feed here when they accept your friend request, thus making you both friends. Let's add some right now. The easiest way to get started is to put your friends name in the search box at the top of the screen. Some people put their maiden name in. For example, if I had put my maiden name in my username, that is the name before I was married, it would be useful if I want my old high school friends to be able to find me more easily.
It's your choice on how you come across to others and how easy you want to be found. The easiest way is to think about what you want to get out of Facebook. There is no right or wrong. I'm going to get started by putting some of the names of my friends in the search box. I can type in the first name and the last name and the results will come up. I'll click on the name and here's the results that come up. This is another example of why it's really useful to have a good profile picture. I can see right away that this is the friend that I'm looking for.
This is her profile photo and this is where she works. I'll click on her name. It's going to take me to her profile. I can see her cover photo, her profile picture, and depending on how she set her about information where we set up in the last video, I can see all her information. This is definitely the Krystle that I'm looking for. So, I'll click the green add friend button on her profile page. The button changes to say friend request sent and I can then continue to scroll through her Facebook Timeline or I can add some more friends.
I can start adding right from the search box. I'll delete Krystle's name and put in the next person that I'm looking for. I'll repeat the process. If I didn't need to click on her name, I can click add friend right from the search result screen. Once again, it's telling me that the friend request is sent and I can continue adding friends or click the F on the top left hand side to go back to the newsfeed. My newsfeed might look a little bit different now.
I might be able to see Sandie or Krystle's posts if they had made them public. If they haven't however, there's not much you can do except wait for them to accept the request. You'll be notified when they do this in the notification bar in the top right hand side of the screen, but not if they choose to ignore the request. In the next chapter, I'll show you how to accept and ignore requests that come in to you, but up next, I'll give you a quick overview of the newsfeed as the last area to get started with Facebook.
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