Facebook is one of the most popular Social Networking Platforms in the world. It provides many different features to connect users across different regions of the world and is used by billions of users worldwide. The thing is that this popular social media platform has some limitations on the Maximum number of friends that you can have on Facebook, which is 5000. You read it right! You can have up to 5000 friends on Facebook.
So, if you have a Facebook account(profile), and you want to send another friend request to someone on Facebook, and you are not able to add more friends, it can mean that you might have reached the friend limit. In this article, we are going to have a look at what can you do, to be able to add more friends to Facebook.
Convert FB Friends to Page Likes
You can allow people to follow you
If you want to have more friends on Facebook, and you have reached the friend limit, it means that you cannot add more friends. In order to be able to add more friends, you would need to unfriend someone, but you might not even want to unfriend anyone. So, one way out here, is that you can allow people to follow you, but this is not the same as friends. If you allow people to follow you, they would be able to see the public posts.
So, if you think that doing this would be good for you, then let’s have a look at some steps, through which, you can allow people to follow you. Note that this is not the same as friends. The people who follow you would see the public posts.
Here are the steps you need to follow, in order to allow people to follow you.
- Click on your profile picture in the top right of the Facebook
- Now, you have to click on Settings and Privacy
- Click on Settings.
- Click on Public Posts on the left side.
- There you can find an option Who can Follow me, where you can select Friends and Public.
Note that when you become friends with someone on Facebook, they start following you automatically, but still, you can allow people who are not your friends to follow you. You just need to select Public, in the post settings. Also, note that the people who are following you, would see the public posts, and also, if you have liked some page, you automatically follow it.
So, this is how you can allow other people, who are not your friends, to follow you. But this is to be noted that it is not like friends.
Convert your Facebook personal account to a Facebook Page
In order to connect with more than 5000 people, you would need to convert/migrate your personal Facebook account to a Facebook page. Earlier, this could be easily done, but as of now, doing this is a little bit tricky, since we do not have the direct option available for converting the Facebook account to the Facebook page.
Alternatively, you can also try to create a new page separately, but if you try to convert your profile to a page, all the friends would be converted to followers, and it would be beneficial for you.
So, let’s have a look at some below steps, with which, we can easily convert our Facebook profile to a Facebook Page.
- First of all, you need to go to your profile on Facebook, which you want to convert to a page.
- Here, you have to copy the link to your profile. Basically, as of now, there is no other straight way of doing this, so we are going to request them only, to convert our Facebook profile to a page.
- After you have copied the link, you just need to go to Help Center on Facebook.
- In the Help Center, just search for “Profile to page”, or something similar to this.
- You can find an option, which says something like the switch to my profile or page in the new page experience. You have to click on that option.
- Now, you just need to directly scroll down, because the thing is that the solution given here does not seem to work as of now. So, scroll all the way to the bottom, and you would find an option asking Was this Helpful? Well, you just need to click on No, because this was not helpful.
- After this, it presents more options before you, to understand what’s the concern. Here, you just need to select the second option, which says that The solution doesn’t work.
- After this, we can write some more information about our concern. Now here, we need to request the Facebook team to convert our Facebook profile to a page, since we are not able to find a way to do so, by ourselves.
- Here, you can just write a humble note, requesting that you want to convert your Facebook profile to a page, and just give the link along with it. Or you can copy the below message as well.
“Hi, Facebook Team,
I wanted to change my Facebook profile into a page, but this does not seem to be working. Kindly please convert my Facebook profile into a page.”
Also, do not forget to paste your link along with this message!
- Once you have written this message, you can click on submit. In around 24 to 48 hours, your Facebook profile should be converted into a Facebook page. Then you have the professional mode, which you can turn off or on.
So, this way, you can request the Facebook team to help you convert your Facebook Profile to Facebook Page. Make sure you paste the link of the profile, which you want to convert to a page. Once you convert the Facebook profile to the Facebook page, all the friends that you had will be converted to your followers.
In this article, we have seen about converting our Facebook profile into a Facebook page. You can also create a new page alternatively, but here, if you are converting your profile into a page, you would get all the friends converted to followers. Also, we can allow other people to follow us. The thing is that we can have up to 5000 friends on Facebook. So, we have seen how can we convert Facebook profiles into Facebook pages.
FAQ Convert FB Friends to Page Likes
Ans: We can have up to 5000 friends on Facebook if we have a profile. But we can allow other people to follow us.
Ans: If you are unable to add more friends to your Facebook profile, it is possible that you have reached the friends limit. To be able to add more friends, there are several things we can do, like unfriending someone else or converting your Facebook profile to a page.
Ans: You can control who can follow you. If you wish to allow other people to follow you, you can simply change that by selecting Public, next to the post settings.