How to Add Someone to Messenger: A Step-by-Step Guide

From Chats, open the conversation you want to add someone to. Tap the person or people's name at the top of the conversation. Tap Add People or Create Group with [friend's name]. Select or type the names of people you want to add and tap OK.

Facebook Messenger is a popular messaging application that allows you to connect with your Facebook friends. While your Facebook friends are automatically added to the Messenger application when you sign in to Messenger with your Facebook account login details, you can also add someone manually on Messenger. In this post, we’ll show you how to add someone on Facebook Messenger in a few simple steps.

To add someone on Facebook Messenger, open your Facebook Messenger and go to your chat screen. Tap on the people icon at the bottom right of the screen. From there, tap on the human icon with a plus sign in the upper right corner of the screen.

You’ll then see a list of people suggestions that you can add to your Facebook Messenger. Select any contacts that you’d like to add and this will take you to the conversation screen. Tap on “View Profile” to visit their profile.

Once you’re on their profile, tap on “Add Friend” to add them to your Facebook Messenger contact. Once they confirm your friend request, the contact will be added to your Facebook friend list.

That’s it! You’ve successfully added someone to your Facebook Messenger contact list. It’s that simple.

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Can I add someone to Messenger but not Facebook?
Can I Add Someone on Messenger but Not Facebook? You don't need to add someone as a friend on Facebook in order to chat to them on Messenger.
Why can't I add someone on Messenger?
If you cannot add someone, the common reason could be they have restricted friend request privacy. Only friends of friends can send a friend request. The option of sending friend requests isn't public. And you have no mutual friends with that friend.