Is there a way to see what friends I recently added? It used to be possible using "Edit friends" but this part has changed it seems.

"Became friends with" stories are set to not appear on my wall.

It seems to possible be using the API but is there an easier way?

  • If you have timeline, there's a box on the right side that shows the most recent additions.
    – dnbrv
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 18:07
  • @dnbrv But not all your recent additions. And the first answer method do it. Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 5:11

4 Answers 4


Go to your activity log (https://www.facebook.com/<yourusername>/allactivity) and filter by friends.

Direct link: https://www.facebook.com/<yourusername>/allactivity?privacy_source=activity_log&log_filter=cluster_8

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    Or (especially if you don't have a username) go to your Timeline and click on Activity Log and filter by friends. (If you don't have Timeline yet then neither will work.)
    – mark4o
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 21:29
  • Thanks! I will try this when I get switched to Timeline.
    – nic
    Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 4:22
  • Thanks so much! Am really grateful there's still an approach for this. Am surprised the new search bar doesn't allow for "my recently added friends"
    – Apex
    Commented Oct 14, 2013 at 4:50
  • this no longer works in 2018
    – jsky
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 12:44
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    @jsky I just checked, it works.
    – phwd
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 12:47

Try this link:


one of the sections should appear like so:

My New Friends acquired in December

(for November change the 12 in the link to 11, etc.)

  • I have zero section on the left side... maybe because of my FB settings? i.imgur.com/HE6qSfI.png
    – nic
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 17:35

Try going to Account Settings > Notifications. It shows all of your recent activity, which includes added friends.

  • It does not include friends I accepted (only "accepted your friend request"). It seems to include one week of information, not sure if exhaustive though.
    – nic
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 2:32
  • That one week thing is funny, because I was with a friend the other day and their info extended back like a month.. no idea how.
    – cutrightjm
    Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 4:43
https://www.facebook.com/{your username}/allactivity?privacy_source=activity_log_top_menu

newest link if anyone out there is curious!

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