How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook
Now that you have entered into the social world of Facebook, it’s time to send some friend requests, and maybe even accept some pending ones. If you’re new to Facebook, you probably have a list of people who are awaiting your friend request. Remember that as you type, Facebook tries to autocomplete what you're looking for, meaning search results will appear below the Search box as you type.
When you see the person you think you want to add, click on her face; this takes you to her Timeline. At the bottom-right corner of her cover photo is an Add Friend button. To add this person as a friend, all you need to do is click the Add Friend button. Clicking this button sends a Friend Request. When she accepts, you’ll become friends.
You won’t be friends with someone until she confirms your Friend Request. After she confirms, you’re notified by a red flag appearing above the notifications icon in the blue bar on top.
So what does your potential friend see after you send a request? That depends on what you allow them to see.
You can always go back and change your privacy control settings as necessary, but consider what info you want your new friends to see about you before you send them a friend request.