How to Create a Facebook List

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How to Create a Facebook List

Some lists are already created for you by Facebook. You have the ability to create up to 100 lists of your own.

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Click on Account on the right hand side of your screen.
  3. Click Edit Friends.
  4. Click "Create New List
  5. Type in your List Name.
  6. Select the Friends you would like assigned to that list.
  7. Click "Create List."

Recommendations: Think about the various ways you want to organize your network. List titles may include: Friends, Family, Church, High School, Peers, Prospects, Clients, Vendors, Dallas, USA, Real Estate, Legal, etc...

Adding Friends to a List

There are only two (2) ways to add friends to a list on Facebook. This is a huge problem, and in many ways makes the List feature less usable, simply because of the time it takes to organize your friends. You can add up to 1000 friends to each Facebook List.

Adding Existing Friends to a List

Sorry to say, there is no more convenient way to put existing friends into a list than this:

  1. Go to
  2. Add each friend to the list individually.

Here is a photo of the Friends page, and the List drop down box.

Facebook Lists

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Adding New Friends to a List.

When you are making the Friend Request yourself, you can put the potential friend into a list like this:

Facebook Friend Request for List

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Since it's so much trouble to add existing Friends to a list, it's better to add people to the right list as soon as you add them to your Friend List. BUT! Here is the tricky part!!! You can't accept friends the usual way if you want to add them to a list!!! If you want to get the option to add new Friend Requests to a List, you must accept them from the NOTIFICATIONS Link only-NOT the Friend Request link. (Crazy! Hey, nobody asked our opinion!!!)

DON'T ADD FRIENDS THIS WAY!!! (If you want to add them to a list.)

How to add new friends to Facebook Friend List

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ADD FRIENDS THIS WAY... (If you want to add them to a list)
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Want to target a status update to a particular list?
Once your lists are created and your friends are added to

  1. Type your Status Update in the box.
  2. Click the Padlock image next to the Share button.
  3. Select on the drop down Customize.
  4. Under Make this Visible select Specific People on the drop down.
  5. Type in your List Name in the box.
  6. Click Save Setting.
  7. Click Share.

Your status will only be visible to the list you assigned to see it.

FAQS about Facebook Friend Lists

How many friends can I add to the Facebook List? You may add up to 1000 friends to each Facebook List.

How many Facebook Lists may I create?
There is a limit of 100 Facebook Friend Lists.

I need to manage my lists. Is there a page (other than the home page) where I can see all my lists? You can view and manage your lists from the Friends page:

How do I delete a Friend List?
To delete a Facebook Friend List, 1. Select the list from the Friends page. 2. Click "Delete List."


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