If you’re a little short on Facebook friends, you’ll be prompted to add people you might not necessarily know, thanks to Facebook’s friend suggestions feature. If you want to disable these suggestions, here’s what you need to do.
Disable Facebook Friend Suggestions on Windows and Mac
If you are using Facebook̵
After logging in, click on the down arrow menu icon in the top right corner. Select Settings and privacy> Settings from the drop-down menu.
In the Facebook settings menu for your account, click the “Notifications” option on the left.
Select “People You May Know” from the “Notification Settings” menu.
Facebook asks you for suggested friends in several ways. To stop specific friend suggestions (but don’t mind the in-app suggestions), click the slider next to the various options displayed (including push, email, and text notifications).
To stop all friend suggestions on Facebook, select the slider next to the “Allow notifications on Facebook” option. This will stop all notifications.
When this setting is turned off, Facebook will no longer suggest other user accounts that you can add as friends on the Facebook website or in the Facebook mobile app. If you want to add friends on Facebook, you have to search and add them manually.
Turn off Facebook friend suggestions on Android, iPhone and iPad
If you prefer to use Facebook on your Android, iPhone or iPad, you can change your account settings to turn off friend suggestions in the app itself. This setting is account-wide, so any changes you make in the app will also be reflected on the website.
To get started, open the Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet and log in (if you haven’t already). Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner, which is below the Facebook Messenger icon.
Scroll down the menu and tap Settings & privacy> Settings.