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Find People You Know on Facebook

Part of the Facebook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A popular way to use Facebook is to find people from your past or get to know friends of friends. To find people you know on Facebook and to build your Friend List, check out this table, which outlines a few easy ways to do just that.

What to Do How to Do It
See which people in your e-mail address book or instant messenger (IM) buddy list are on Facebook. Click the Friend Requests icon next to the Facebook logo on the Home page. Click Find Friends in the upper-right corner. Facebook allows you to import from a variety of popular e-mail and IM services.
Search for your classmates and co-workers. Click the Friend Requests icon next to the Facebook logo on the Home page. Click Find Friends in the upper-right corner and then click the Other Tools section beneath the e-mail options. Click the links to Find Classmates and Find Coworkers.
Look at your friends’ friends. There’s a good chance you know the friends of your friends. To view their friends, go to their Timelines and click the Friends section.
Check out people you may know. Based on which friends you already have, Facebook has ideas about people you might know. Check out the People You May Know box on the right side of your Home page.
Keep an eye on people your friends’ friend. Whenever your friends make new friend connections, stories about those connections appear on their Timelines and may also appear in your News Feed. You probably know many of the same people as your friends, so keep your eyes peeled for these stories.
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