How To Unhide People You May Know On Facebook

Have you ever noticed that Facebook suggests people you may know on your news feed? It’s a feature designed to help you connect with friends, family, and colleagues. Sometimes, however, you may accidentally hide someone you actually know or want to connect with. Don’t worry, though – there’s a way to unhide those people and make sure you never miss their updates again!

When I first started using Facebook, I didn’t realize that hiding someone from the “People You May Know” section would prevent their suggestions from appearing. I accidentally hid a friend, and for weeks, I wondered why I wasn’t seeing any updates from them. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the solution that I realized how easy it was to fix this issue.

Unhiding People You May Know on Facebook:

Method 1: Using the “Manage Invites and Invitations” page

The first method to unhide people you may know on Facebook involves accessing the “Manage Invites and Invitations” page. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Facebook in your web browser and log into your account.
  2. Click on the “Friend Requests” icon located at the top right corner of the page, represented by two people.
  3. In the dropdown menu, select “Find Friends”.
  4. On the “Find Friends” page, look for the “Manage Invites and Invitations” link on the left-hand side of the screen and click on it.
  5. Scroll through the list of people you have invited or ignored. Look for the person you want to unhide.
  6. Next to the person’s name, you will see a button that says “Invite” or “Friends” if you are already friends. Click on the “Invite” button to unhide them.

This method allows you to directly unhide someone you may know if you’ve ignored their friend request before. By following these steps, I was able to restore visibility for my friend and start seeing their updates again.

Method 2: Using the “People You May Know” page

If you haven’t ignored any friend requests and simply accidentally hid someone from the “People You May Know” section, you can use this method to unhide them:

  1. Go to your Facebook homepage and click on the “Friends” icon located in the left sidebar.
  2. In the “People You May Know” section, click on the “See All” link. This will take you to the “People You May Know” page.
  3. On the “People You May Know” page, look for the name of the person you want to unhide. They may not be visible in the initial list, so you may need to scroll down or use the search bar.
  4. Once you find the person, hover over their name or profile picture. A button that says “Add Friend” or “Friend Request Sent” should appear.
  5. Click on the button to send them a friend request and unhide them from your suggestions.

I found this method to be particularly useful when I accidentally hid someone and couldn’t find them in my friend requests. It allowed me to easily unhide them and continue connecting on Facebook.


Accidentally hiding someone you may know on Facebook can be frustrating, especially if you want to connect or see their updates. However, with the right steps, you can easily unhide them and restore their visibility. Whether you use the “Manage Invites and Invitations” page or the “People You May Know” page, it’s a quick and straightforward process.

Next time you find yourself wondering why certain people aren’t appearing in your suggestions, remember these methods to unhide them. Stay connected and never miss out on updates from friends and acquaintances again!