Introduce friends on Facebook

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Introduce friends on Facebook
Introduce friends on Facebook
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Connecting two disconnected friends on Facebook is a bit more complicated now that the "Suggest Friends" feature is gone. This wikiHow teaches you some easy ways to help two of your Facebook contacts connect when using a computer, phone, or tablet.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Send a profile link on a phone or tablet

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Step #1. Open Facebook on your phone or tablet

It's the blue icon with a white "f" in it. You can usually find it on the home screen. If you're using an Android, you may need to open it from the app drawer.

Suggest Friends on Facebook Step 2

Step 2. Open one of the two friends' profiles

You can search for your friend by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the screen.

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Step #3. Tap on the blue and white Friend icon

The icon represents the silhouette of a person's head and shoulders and appears to the right of the 'Message' button.

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Step #4. Tap on Copy Link

It's under the "(name)'s Profile Link" heading in the middle of the menu. This will copy the profile link to your clipboard.

  • You may need to OK tap to continue.
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Step 5. Go to the other person's profile

Now that you've copied the link, you can send it to the other party in a new Facebook message.

  • If you want to send the profile link in an email or other messaging app, you can paste the copied URL into that message by long tapping on the typing area and To stick to select.
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Step 6. Tap on the blue Message button

It's under the person's name at the top of their profile. This will open a new message in the Messenger app.

If you don't have the Messenger app installed, follow the onscreen instructions to install it now. You need it to send Facebook messages on your phone or tablet

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Step 7. Tap and hold the typing area at the bottom of the message

A menu will appear.

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Step 8. Tap on Paste from the menu

This pastes the person's profile link into the message.

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Step 9. Tap the Send button

The Submit button may look like a paper airplane icon or an arrow, depending on the platform and version. After the message is sent, it will appear as a clickable link in the conversation. Your friend can then tap the link to open the profile and then tap Add friend tap to send a friend request.

Method 2 of 4: Sending a profile link on a computer

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Step 1. Open https://www.facebook.com in a web browser

One of the easiest ways to help one Facebook friend connect with another is to send a link to the other's profile. After copying the profile link, you can paste it into a new post (on Facebook or your preferred messaging or email app).

If you're not already signed in to Facebook, you need to do so now

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Step 2. Open one of the two friends' profiles

You can use the search bar at the top of the screen to search.

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Step 3. Select the web address

The full address of the open profile appears at the top of your browser. It should look something like facebook.com/wikiHow.

You can usually select the entire address at once by clicking the address bar. If that doesn't work, click once on the address bar and press Ctrl+A (PC) or ⌘ Cmd+A

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Step 4. Click Ctrl+C (PC) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac).

This will copy the profile link to your clipboard.

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Step 5. Go to the other person's profile

Now that you've copied the link, you can send it to the other person in a new Facebook message.

If you want to send the profile link in an email or another messaging app, you can paste the copied URL into that message by right-clicking on the typing area and selecting "Paste."

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Step 6. Click on the Message button

It's in the row of buttons to the right of the person's name, which appears on the cover image. This will open a new message to your friend in the bottom right corner of the page.

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Step 7. Right click on the typing area and select Paste

The typing area is the field that says "Type a message" at the bottom of the message. The copied URL appears in the typing area.

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Step 8. Press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return to ship.

This sends a clickable link to the recipient. The recipient can now click that link and view the person's profile.

  • If the recipient wants to add the person after viewing their profile, they can do so by clicking to the right of the person's name Add friend.

Method 3 of 4: Send a group message on a phone or tablet

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Step #1. Open Facebook Messenger on your phone or tablet

The Facebook Messenger app has a blue and white chat bubble icon with a lightning bolt in it. You can find it on the home screen or in the app drawer.

If you don't have Facebook Messenger, you'll need to install it from the App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Play Store (Android)

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Step #2. Tap on the New Message icon

It looks like a pencil (and a sheet of paper, if you're using an iPhone or iPad) and it appears in the top-right corner of Messenger.

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Step 3. Select the two friends you want to connect

You can scroll down and tap both friends in the list or search for your friends using the "Search" bar at the top of the screen. Make sure you have only selected the two friends you want to connect. This will add both friends to the "To" field at the top of the message.

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Step 4. Type a message to introduce them

Tap the empty typing area at the bottom of the message to start typing.

You could say something like, "I'm just sending you a message to connect you two!" if you want to

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Step 5. Tap on the Send button

The Submit button may appear as a paper airplane icon or an arrow, depending on the platform you're using and the version. Creates a group message. Any messages you (or your two friends) type in response will be delivered to all members of the group.

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Step 6. Leave the conversation (optional)

If you don't want to be part of the conversation between your two friends, you can remove yourself. Tap the names of the people you're talking to at the top of the chat and select leave chat (iPhone/iPad) or Leave group (Android).

Method 4 of 4: Send a group message on a computer

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Step 1. Open https://www.facebook.com in a web browser

One of the easiest ways to connect one Facebook friend to another is to send a link to the other person's profile. After copying the profile link, you can paste it into a new post (on Facebook or your preferred messaging or email app).

If you're not already signed in to Facebook, you need to do so now

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Step #2. Click on the Messenger icon

This is the chat bubble with a lightning bolt at the top of the page (in the blue bar). A menu will appear.

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Step #3. Click New Message

This is located in the top right corner of the menu.

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Step #4. Add both friends to the 'To' field

To do this, start typing the name of one of your friends. As you type, a list of search results appears. Click on the correct friend as soon as you see it in the results and do the same for the other friend.

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Step 5. Type a message to introduce them

Tap the empty typing area at the bottom of the message to start typing.

You could say something like, "I'm just texting you to connect the two of you!" if you want to

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Step 6. Press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return to send the message.

Creates a group message. Any messages you (or your two friends) type in response will be delivered to all members of the group.

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Step 7. Leave the conversation (optional)

If you don't want to be part of the conversation between your two friends, you can remove yourself. Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the message, select Leave group and then choose Leave conversation..

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