If you're like Lifehacker's Emily Price, you may have been busy each morning "clearing out a dozen or so friend requests from Facebook, all of them from people I don’t know." Thankfully, Price knows how to get rid of these bot-driven requests, that often are not in English and are "pretty annoying." Here's how to stop the Facebook friend request spam, in three easy steps:
- Select “Privacy” from the left column menu to bring up the site’s privacy settings and tools.
- Click the “Edit” button beside “Who can send you friend requests?”
- Instead of “Everyone” change settings to “Friends of Friends."
Hopefully that helps!