Facebook friend count increased this month, what now? Want to delete them in BULK?on June 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
We all see the friends count has gone up, now putting most Facebook Profile pages OVER THE LIMIT of 5000 friends, compromising the accounts: you no longer can add friends, and the task of deleting friends (especially when you now have over 2 or 3 thousand friends to delete one by one.
Why on earth did Facebook complicate over 900 million accounts? What’s the deal?
According to the site SOCIAL FIXER :
So if a friend deactivated their account a while ago, you never used to see them in your friend list or have them counted in your total. Now you do.
Apparently this is for two reasons:
- So you can remove these friends from your friends list. This is so if they re-activate their account after a long absence, they won’t suddenly start seeing your posts again when you thought you were no longer friends. Previously, you couldn’t see them in your friends list, so there was no way to unfriend them.
- Facebook says they can offer a faster experience by including them in the count. Who knows what that means. Maybe they can leave off an extra WHERE clause in their queries. “
Like other apps, Social Fixer offers a solution to your problem, but beware and read some of the complications that could arise from this application.
“The Friend Tracker in Social Fixer will continue to show you the “correct” count of friends, and not include the deactivated accounts. The discrepancy between the two numbers isn’t an error – they just count different things.”
Click Here to look at your options for installation http://socialfixer.com/
“http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/43404 go to this page to download and begin erasing your friends!
Here is another suggestion called LIFE HACKER for fixing the Facebook Issue : Click on there website http://lifehacker.com/5922396/get-your-facebook-account-under-control-this-weekend
LIFE HACKER States: “If you’ve got a bunch of friends, this can take awhile to delete them all manually. Alternatively, check out this GreaseMonkey script called FacebookDeletes. It can help you delete batches of people and save a bunch of time.
You can check the following posts as PROOF that the apps are safe and do work right here:
You can look at the posts of those who have successfully downloaded the social fixer as well right here : https://www.facebook.com/Socialfixer/posts/250626431712634
You can also view Facebook’s Known Problems page on Facebook to see if they are reporting any problems at the moment.
The Truth Denied Team