Recently Added is a Facebook feature that allows you to see friends that have been added to your Friends list recently. The best thing about this feature is that you can see other people’s recently added friends to see if they’ve been accepting new people to their Friends list – this feature is great if you want to spy on a partner or friend.

Facebook has always allowed its users to see other people’s friends if their privacy allows you too and it’s not something that they keep discrete between users. Seeing someone’s best friend will allow you to know if they’ve been friends with someone for a long time, or if they’ve recently just become friends on Facebook.

The recently added friends feature allows you to someone’s recently added friends in the order that they’ve been friends. The person at the top of this list is the most recent person they’ve become friends with. It doesn’t specify who added who as a friend, but it does let you know who that the request was accepted.

How to See Someones Recently Added Friends on Facebook

If you want to see other people’s recently added friends, you can do this on desktop and mobile. Since the feature is relatively tricky to find on a mobile, it’s best if you understand how you can see this on your mobile, then desktop.


Since you’re only able to see someone’s recently added friends feature is only available on the desktop version of Facebook, to find someone’s recent friends on your iPhone or Android mobile/tablet, you’ll have to request the desktop version of Facebook in your browser.

If you see an iPhone:

  1. In Safari, go to and log in
  2. Go to someone Facebook profile
  3. Click the address bar at the top of Safari

Request desktop version Facebook

3. In the URL, remove ‘m.’ in

desktop version of Facebook

4. You’ll be taken to the desktop version of Facebook in Safari

If you’re on an Android device:

  1. Log in to in Chrome
  2. Click on the 3 dots at the top right

Desktop version Facebook Chrome

3. Click Request Desktop Site

4. Doing this will take you to the desktop version of Facebook in Chrome

To see their recently added friends on your mobile:

  1. Go to a friend’s Facebook profile

Facebook profile desktop on mobile

  1. Click on Friends on the left side of their profile

Someones recently added friends mobile

  1. Click Recently Added in the menu above
  2. A list of their Recently Added friends will be displayed.


If you’re on a desktop, then the recently added friends feature is easy to find and you should have no problems with it. This feature is a desktop feature so it’s the first place you should have first wanted to see the feature before trying to explore mobile.

To see someones recently added friends on desktop:

1. Go to

2. Go to the search bar and search up the name of the friend that you want to see their Recently Added friends for.


3. Once you’re on their profile, select Friends.

recently added friends

4. Select the Recently Added tab. From here, you should be able to see their new friends in order of who was recently added.

How to See Your Recently Added Friends

If you want to see your recently added friends list, then you simply need to visit your profile and click on the friend’s tab. From here, you want to select Recently Added and you’ll be able to see the friends that you recently because friends with.

Other people are able to see your recently added friends just like you’re able to see their recently added friends. Once the people on that friend’s list are no longer recently added, they would have disappeared. If a while has gone before anyone has accepted a friend request, the Recently Added tab won’t be there.

How Long Is A Friend In Recently Added?

A new friend on Facebook stays in Recently Added for 3.5 weeks from when the friend request was accepted. This duration means that you’ll only be able to see someone’s recently added friends on Facebook if they’ve made a new friend within the last 3.5 weeks.

This 3.5 weeks duration was tested by someone in the Facebook community a few years ago. Once this time period has gone by, then Facebook will no longer show them on this list because they won’t be classed as recently added.

Facebook Recently Added Friends Disappeared

If you were able to see someone’s recently added friends for a while, but it suddenly disappeared, it means that they are no longer a recently added friend. If the friend has been on the list for 3.5 weeks, then they’re removed from the list and Facebook will no longer show them in the Recently Added friends list.

On the other hand, someone’s recently added friends didn’t disappear, but you’re not able to see the Recently Added friends column in the tabs when you go on Friends. If you can’t see someone’s recently added friends on Facebook, it’s because they don’t have any recently added friends.

For Facebook to class someone as a recently added friend, it requires them to have been recent friends. If a time period has gone since they last became friends, then they’ll no longer appear on the Recently Added friends list.