What is the maximum number of friends one can have on Facebook?

K November 19, 2011

I know someone who has more than 5000 friends on Facebook.

  1. truthteller
    July 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    5715 is the highest

  2. stephane
    June 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    A friend of mine has 6,327 friends, so WAY ABOVE the 5,000 friends limit.
    How is that possible?

    • Jacques
      June 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      I think if you're really, really, really popular, it somehow magically breaks the Facebook limit... ;)

  3. Restita
    June 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    What I want to know, is how to delete some of the friends that have made my list go over 5,000. It appears that new people are randomly added to my list, but I haven't sent any friend requests in over 2 months. Now I can't add friends that I *want* to add, because I get an error message like "you can't have more than 5,000 friends"

  4. Nathan Tochterman
    June 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    • Izzy
      July 11, 2012 at 11:25 am


      how did you achieved it? i have a good friend that is stuck
      how we can cross (or break) this barrier of 5000 limit.

      thank you,


    • Israel Lavee
      July 11, 2012 at 11:27 am


      how did you achieved that?
      i have a good friend that is stuck!
      how can we break this barrier of 5000 friends?

      your help is appreciated.


  5. KKK
    December 9, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Thanks. I asked that person himself and he confirmed me that he is not able

    to add more people. He had just above 5000.

  6. Jay
    November 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    even i saw 5001 friends, but it will not be more than 5010, i guess.

    may be when the person accepts all the request, the number goes more
    then 5000, but sooner or later it will be back on 4990-5000.

    as 5000 is the limit.

  7. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    5,000 friends can be current friend limit on facebook

    Lots of friends on Facebook? Think again.

    • Glenn Davis Doctor g
      July 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      My Facebook "Profile" has just under 6000 people listed, so there is a possibility that the restriction of 5000 has been changed, or at least for certain users of Facebook.

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