Facebook has been around for over a decade. With over 2 billion active users monthly, despite a very rocky year, it remains as ubiquitous as ever. In order to stay current, Facebook has worked very hard to introduce new functionality, while other parts of it, like its friend request management, remain practically ancient.
If you, as a user, find yourself receiving over ten requests daily, you’ll have to manually swim through them to decide which ones you’re accepting, which ones you’re rejecting and which ones you’re going to leave stranded in the purgatory of sent friend requests. No one really has time for this.
In this tutorial we’ll show how to bulk reject and accept friend requests from a PC web browser. Unfortunately, a way to perform this task on the mobile version hasn’t been found yet.
Toolkit for FB
For this tutorial you’ll need Google Chrome and the Facebook toolkit extension.
Click on the toolkit icon on your browser. This should take you to a page where all the tools are listed.
Scroll down until you find “Accept or reject all friend requests.” It should be the second option in the list.
If you’re not logged in, it will take you to the Facebook sign-in page and then automatically redirect you to the friend request page once you’re logged in. From here you can choose whether you want to accept or reject all your friend requests. You can set how fast you want the tool to accept or reject your friend requests by modifying the time interval between clicks. I suggest you enable autoscroll, so you can see exactly where the tool is on your friend request list. Once you’re done selecting and modifying the options, you can choose to click on “Reject all” or “Accept all.”
When the tool starts working, it displays little notifications on the bottom-right corner with status bars. If you feel that you’ve made a mistake and want to cancel the process, simply click on the tool’s close button and this will cancel the entire process.
If you use Facebook regularly, I really recommend Toolkit for FB extension. It has a plethora of tools that can help you manage and automate your Facebook activity.
What you’ll also notice is that most of these tools are simple bots. If you’re unfamiliar with bots, they’re applications that allow you to automate tasks over the Internet. Using this toolkit has the benefit of introducing new users to the useful and benevolent utilization of bots. They’re not just for hacking and cheating competitions and surveys.
As for Facebook, it’s been a particularly harrowing year for Mark Zuckerberg, but I doubt it will lose full popularity anytime soon.