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How to turn off People You May Know on Facebook?

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Facebook is by far one of the largest and most popular social media networks on the planet. So regardless of whether you’re making a new account or have been on the platform for a while, you’ll keep seeing new suggestions for people you may know on Facebook.

The platform has a slew of features to keep users engaged and their circles expanding. If someone in your contacts or otherwise signs up on the platform or is already present, you also get a notification suggesting potential friends. The same thing happens with any mutual people you might have your friends.

However, for those who want to keep their online presence to themselves and aren’t interested in adding friends by the dozens, here’s how you can turn off friend suggestions on Facebook.

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Disabling friend suggestions on PC

If you’re using Facebook on your PC, here’s how to disable friend suggestions.

Step 1: Head over to the Facebook website, click on the down arrow next to your profile name and click Settings & privacy. 

Step 2: Click on Settings. 

Step 3: Click on Notifications. 

Step 4: Scroll down and find People you may know, click to expand it and disable the notifications according to your preferences.

You will now not receive any notifications suggesting you friends that you may know.

Also read: How to hide your story on Instagram?


Disabling friend suggestions from the Facebook app

Follow these steps to disable friend suggestions when on the Facebook app. The steps are practically the same as the ones mentioned above. 

  • Open the Facebook app and tap on the hamburger menu icon in the top right.
  • Tap Settigns & Privacy.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Notifications.
  • Tap People You May Know.
  • Disable the notifcations as per your preferences.

Facebook will now not send you any friend suggestion notifications whatsoever.

Also read: How to unfollow someone on Facebook?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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