“This person has reached the friend request limit and can’t accept any more.”
Did you ever get this error while trying to add a friend on Facebook?
Or has your own account ever reached the max number of friends?
Or maybe you’ve noticed these limits are suddenly gone? Well, they are! Here’s everything you need to know.
The Old Facebook Friend Limit vs. The New
It used to be that Facebook users had a limit of around 1,000 friends requests in queue and 5,000 confirmed friends.
Insiders (i.e. Facebook employees) say there were technical issues with bigger accounts, which is why they used to limit them.
However, these days, Facebook has leveled up its scaling game and no longer needs to enforce a hard Facebook friend limit.
Previously, Facebook tried to encourage “Pages” as an alterative to collecting more than 5,000 friends. But there was no denying the emotional difference between connecting with a person’s account and their “brand page.” So hopefully this update pleases a lot of users!
Your Facebook Picture: Is it 😍 or 😷?
Studies show that we can’t see photos of ourselves objectively.
This makes us choose profile pics that look less attractive (or smart, authentic, fun, etc.) than we really are.
On Photofeeler, you can find out how your pics are *really* coming across.