Adding a Facebook friend to your cell


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  1. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't have either Facebook or a cellphone... So this question is out of pure curiosity.

    When you meet a new friend at school or something... and you wanna add them to facebook... What is the easiest, normal way of doing it? Do u get their email address? Do u sit there searching their name on facebook? Just wondering what is the simplest way of adding a new facebook friend to your cell?
     

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  2. skater95

    skater95 Well-Known Member

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    Download the facebook app, then after you install and update it. Open it, then click on the friends button, then click on the everyone tab to the right of it. Then search the name above and it'll search for that person.
     
  3. smacky

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    Some people have chosen a unique username so you can search that way. For example, you put the generic Welcome to Facebook and then add their username at the end. Like "/smacky."

    They usually tell you said username.

    Another way is by searching using Facebook's search feature. If you know where they work or go to school, they are in a network with that name and you search that way. If they are a mutual friend, you find a friend of yours that knows them and search their friends list for that new person.

    Finally if you have contacts in your email, Facebook searches your contacts' email addresses and sees if they are registered on Facebook using that email address. This is called Friend Finder.
     
  4. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    skater95: I think you only read the subject and didn't read what I was asking in my description....because you told me to download the facebook app when I mentioned that I dont have a cell and i dont have facebook lol.

    Other than the suggestion about the unique username...you guys are misunderstanding what my question is.

    My question wasn't about how to add a facebook friend...I know how to do that already.


    But I'm asking specifically using a cellphone with the emphasis on NEW friend....you don't know this person yet, you don't have ANY contact info on them...What do you ask them for so that you can add them to facebook? Do you ask for their email address? Or do you sit there like a weirdo searching for their name on facebook while they're standing right there watching you do it? hahaha. I'm just curious about how this exchange works...especially if they dont have a unique username.
     
  5. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

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    I just went into the official FB app on my Droid (I use Bloo mostly) and searched by email, it found nothing. I was searching for people who are already friends, it couldn't find them in my friends or in FB at all (everyone). I then entered their names (for a full FB search, everyone) and found them. Looks like you have to sit there like a weirdo and search for them.

    edit: You can search by email on the full site on your phone, it just takes a long while...
     
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    BigCiX Well-Known Member

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    ask for their email address and search for them like that. If u do decide to get a facebook account just add them as a friend once to find them.
     
  7. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seems like a really cumbersome way of adding someone new.

    At least when you're at home or something they can send you their facebook link through windows live messenger/aim etc.

    I thought the process would have been a lot more simplified than this...I mean when you ask someone for their phone number or email you automatically have the exact information you're asking for....But to get someones facebook address when you're away from your computer it seems like a lot of annoying little steps you have to go through before you are able to add them.
     
  8. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you add them as a contact (phone # and email) and you have your FB set to sync it should actually do it right then. Sometimes you still have to have play with it though, it's not an exact science yet. lol.
    If you are just gathering FB info though it does take a bit of work on the phone...
     
  9. Darkstar2010

    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If I could invent the best way of doing this........There would be a button that says "Send SMS Link" or something like that....you click on the button and enter their phone number or vice versa...and it sends your facebook link to their phone in a text message.
     

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