Why does the Facebook ‘add friend’ button disappear sometimes? Caroline Austin, works at American Psychological Association (2017-present) ·
“Well, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your account at all! In general, any online account, such as a bank, shopping, can be customized through settings. Facebook is no different and allows one to change their profile settings as per one’s preferences. Hence the appearance of the button depends on the profile settings and the limitations of Facebook.
The known possibilities for the button’s disappearance are:
• The profile has changed settings such that people can’t add them as a friend. The only way to connect is to ask them to add you if they know you.
• When you don’t have any friend in common, the button will not appear. You have to add a friend who already exists in their friend list to be able to send a request to them. You might also want to know how to hack facebook account.
• Facebook limits the amount of friends per profile can have. Therefore, if their profile exceeds this limitation any more friend requests cannot be accepted. And, they cannot send a friend request to you as well; to do that, they will have to remove some people from their existing friend list.
• Facebook has “spam” feature that avoids unknown people from sending friend requests again and again. In this case, only they are able to send a friend request to you and unless they un-spam your profile you would not be able to send a friend request.”