How to Show Only Mutual Friends on Facebook

by Lara Webster

When you expand your Facebook network, you are bound to end up with some of the same contacts as your friends. These contacts are known as mutual friends and are identified by Facebook for your easy viewing. If you are curious about the mutual friends you share with a particular person, it is quite easy to sort his friends list to show only your mutual contacts.


Go to a friend's profile page. You can access your friends via the "Friends" link in the left column of your own profile page. A list will appear with all of your contacts in alphabetical order; use the search field at the top of the page to find a specific person more quickly. Click on a person's name to see their page.


Click on the "Friends" link under your friend's profile picture, on the left side of the page.


Click on the gray "Search by Name" icon at the top of the page. Select "Mutual Friends" from the drop-down menu that appears.


  • check When you click on a friend's profile, seven of your mutual friends will appear in the top right corner of the screen. Click on the link beneath it that says "[x number] mutual friends" to see mutual friends in a pop-out window.

About the Author

Lara Webster has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has been featured on Relationships in the Raw, The Nursery Book, Spark Trust and several travel-related websites. Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in mass communication and media studies, both from San Diego State University.

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