How to manage friends list in Facebook?


Facebook is considered to be one of the most popular social networking websites in the world. With more and more people becoming members of Facebook, Facebook has introduced a new method to manage friends list for easier categorization.

There are mainly three types of default lists by means of which users can manage their friends.

Close Friends

Users can add their best friends on to this list


    Users are provided with an option to control the notification

  • Users will have to turn Off the notification that represents their close friends list

  • By clicking on the Turn Off feature, users can hide the stories in their stream by going towards the Close friends list


    Users can add those friends to the specified list with whom the user is not that close

  • The friends that you have involved in this list will rarely show up in the users wall stream page

  • Users are also provided with an option of avoiding this list while the user is sharing any posts or updates in their wall as well as in their timeline profile page


    This feature is mainly meant for those with whom you don’t want to share anything with. It may even include your boss. Once the user includes Friends to this list, those friends will only be able to see the user’s public status updates as well as only those updates to which the users have actually tagged them.

    Smart Lists

    This is considered to be the list that will be automatically generated based on the information of the user’s common friends. The friends list will be categorized as per the location. Users can add or remove friends from this list.

    But the fact is that users cannot delete the default lists. However, users can hide these default lists from the home page if needed.

    Creating a list in Facebook

    Log in to Facebook

    How to manage friends list in Facebook?


    Select ‘Lists’ tab

  • Then click on ‘More’

  • Now the users will have to click the ‘+Create List’

  • Enter the list name

  • Then press the ‘Create’ button

    How to manage friends list in Facebook?

    Now the friends can be added to this list by means of typing the friend’s name

    Remove Friends from list

    Sign in to Facebook

  • Select ‘Lists’

  • Click ‘Manage List’

  • Then Select ‘Add/Remove’ friends

    How to manage friends list in Facebook?

    Facebook pop up box will emerge

  • Select ‘On the List’ from the drop-down menu

  • Select ‘Friends’ option

  • Select the name of the friends that the user want to remove from the list

  • Finally click on the ‘Done’ button

    This is how users can manage their Friends list in Facebook.

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