Why does my Facebook account show more friends than I actually have?

Sadia Faiq June 11, 2012
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My Facebook account is now showing up 71 friends and I have just 66. What is the reason? How can I make it accurate?

  1. Nikhil Chandak
    November 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    go to ur friends list & then un friend them whom u dont want in ur facebook's friend list
    or ask at facebook's website

  2. Harry Hardeep Dhiman
    September 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    yeah i have a same kind of problem with fb . once i had 600+ frndz bt i delete one by one and reached on 98 frndz today 15/09/12 bt my list showing that i have 133 frndz and i also count my deactivated frndz and found only 1 deactivate id and 5 other frndz bt i failed to found any responce by clicking on that group of 5 frndz itz nor open neither got any msg of deactivate id.

  3. Sumaiya
    August 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    if the 5 friends deactivated their accounts they are still counted as friends..

  4. Nadir
    July 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Well, the actual number of friends that I have is 36 friends, but facebook counter shows that I have 78 or something like that. I guess it includes those people whom their accounts were disabled by Facebook team. Also, the ones who have deactivated their accounts would be shown as they're dimmed or hitting on their names just returns you to friends page.

    I don't really have an appropriate way to fix that right now but, did anyone of you tried checking his/her friends using a different browser?

  5. Decryptoblog
    June 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hello Sadia!
    This is not any bug but a recent update by Facebook that includes deactivated account of your friend in your list. You can read more from here :http://www.decryptoblog.com/2012/06/facebook-includes-deactivated-accounts.html

    • Liana
      June 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      facebook shows that I have 700 more friends than I actually have...and now I cannot add any more friends since that number is now at 5,500. What is going on? How did I gain 700 friends overnight?

      • Susendeep Dutta
        July 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        Did you tried Jay's solution suggested above?

  6. raz
    June 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    i have 5000 friends and i got too 5009 , i delited 50 and with in 1 day its shows i have 6000 ! whattttt als o i know it adds like pages but thats not hte case !

  7. Vrancken René
    June 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    got this on the web "There's a glitch at the moment where people who are on your friends list with deactivated accounts or that either you blocked or they blocked you will count towards the total. Previously, they didn't count."

    June 16, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Mine did the smae thing it went up by a 100 and I never added anyone. I checked alot of other peoples accounts and it did the same thing. The more people report the better

  9. Jo
    June 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    It says I have 177 when in fact I know have have about 103.

  10. someone
    June 15, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Mine is doing the same thing. It shows that I have 116 when I only have 67

  11. me
    June 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    im having the same issue i have alwasy 185 and i offten keep track of lists and delet people i dont tlak to and stuff i even know the devacted profiles show up but i have deleted all them and then last night my friends list is showin 236 wtf and i went threw my friends list one by one and counted them and its 185 but hly god fb fix it please

  12. Luda Yoda
    June 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Are you sure you have just 66? Also people keep deactivating/reactivating their profiles so the number may fluctuate...

  13. Jade
    June 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I think there's a glitch with facebook right now because mine shows the same thing and I have a few friends that said they're showing that they have more friends than they actually do also

  14. thejay_0
    June 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Number of friends now includes deactivated profiles of your friends also.

    Check whether you friend list has friends with the default shadow profile picture of facebook, which shows "profile deactivated" message when you click on it.


  15. Alan Wade
    June 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The first thing I would do is to go through my friends list and see who shouldnt be there. Its a good starting point.

  16. Truefire_
    June 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    How do you know you only have 66 if it says 71? More information needed here.

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