How to Stop Bots From Sending You Facebook Friend Requests

January 28, 2020
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If you're like Lifehacker's Emily Price, you may have been busy each morning "clearing out a dozen or so friend requests from Facebook, all of them from people I don’t know." Thankfully, Price knows how to get rid of these bot-driven requests, that often are not in English and are "pretty annoying." Here's how to stop the Facebook friend request spam, in three easy steps: 

  1. Select “Privacy” from the left column menu to bring up the site’s privacy settings and tools.
  2. Click the “Edit” button beside “Who can send you friend requests?” 
  3. Instead of “Everyone” change settings to “Friends of Friends."