Making more connections on Facebook


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Making more connections on Facebook

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What's coming up

Colin has already found the best way of keeping in touch with Lizzie, but his Facebook journey doesn't end there.

Click on the 'Start activity' button to get started on demonstrating how Colin can accept a friend on Facebook.

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Colin is comfortable using his tablet and Facebook to keep in touch with his family

Colin's Facebook journey

By using Facebook, Colin can keep in touch with what his daughter and family are doing on the other side of the world. If he needs to get in touch with them, he can do it really easily.

In the next slides, we will see how Colin can keep in touch with friends as well by accepting friend requests on Facebook.

Friend requests

If someone wants to connect with you on Facebook, they can send you a friend request. Let's look at how Facebook lets you know you have new friend requests to review.

On the next slide is a practice that includes some steps to try yourself. Select the Continue button below to begin and then follow the instructions on the right-hand side of the screen.

Friend requests

Friend requests

This is an interactive activity that allows learners to practise checking friend requests on Facebook. This activity has no sound track and is made up of a number of images and text instructions with opportunities for the user to enter text or click on links as part of the exercise.

This is to encourage confidence using the internet by practising a simple exercise in a simulated environment.

If a mistake is made during this exercise, there will be a prompt to ask you to try it again. If another mistake is made, the video will show you how to complete that section of the exercise.

A growing circle of friends

Colin wants to connect with Gemma so he can share posts and photos with her too.

Colin selects Confirm to accept Gemma's friend request.

If the request was from someone he didn't know, or didn't want to connect with, he could select Not now to ignore it.

A window showing a friend request from Gemma Warhurst
Gemma Warhurst's Facebook profile page

Now Gemma can see updates Colin posts and he can see Gemma's posts.

By adding more people, Colin soon builds up a news feed full of family and friends.

Colin's Facebook news feed showing one of Gemma's posts

Facebook allows Colin, and anyone else, to add friends and share messages and photos. It's a great way of staying in contact with people you might not see very often.

Facebook's add friend button
A cropped image of Facebook's homepage

Colin has found Facebook is a great way of keeping in touch with people and making contact in real life. He joined a group for current and ex-employees of the place he used to work, and has ended up going along to events he wouldn't have known about otherwise.


Well done, you've come to the end of the Making more connections on Facebook activity.

You've learnt how you can connect with people on Facebook and talk to people with similar interests.

You've now finished this course, and can:

  • Sign up to Facebook.
  • Create a profile.
  • Add friends.
  • Post messages.
  • Expand your network.
People crowd around a mobile phone screen while they connect to other people using social media