If you happen to be a celebrity, a politician or public figure, you will find yourself reaching facebook’s friends limit in no time and when this happens, you can neither send nor receive friends request. Unlike twitter where thousands can follow you and google+ where you can be added to a countless number of circles, the limit facebook places on friendship looks rather ridiculous. But wait a minute, is it really possible to have 5,000 real friends?
To be candid, most of these people you call friends are actually fans and it’s for this reason the idea of fan pages was brought to life. Facebook pages allow you to connect with millions of people without any limit but taking a critical look at the whole thing, you might want to agree with me that the limit facebook places on the number of friends you have has a number of advantages. Knowing you would reach the limit soon, you should be mindful of people you send friends request to and those you approve. This also reduces spam to some extent.
Lots of people might see you as a snub but you don’t need to approve every request. Have you even noticed most of those 5,000 friends you have don’t even talk to you? Purging your friends list can be a good idea but if you can’t do this, there’s only a way out to pass the five thousand friends limit.
How Do I Add More than 5,000 Friends on Facebook?
Do you want to hear the truth and nothing else but the truth? You can’t possible have more than 5,000 friends unless you convert your personal profile to a fan page. I didn’t know there’s a way to convert a personal profile to a fan page till I came across the post on Editweaks. This is the only way to exceed the limit but you should understand that those you’ve added as friends before are automatically changed to fans who have liked your page.
The socializing aspect of facebook may be gone after migrating as your news feed is replaced by posts from pages you like and you can no longer comment on your friends’ status updated and photos. It sucks, huh?
Well, that’s the only way out and your social life on facebook may become so boring after doing this. However, you can still receive messages but you won’t be able to use facebook chat any longer and there are lots of things you’re going to miss so you have to be sure you know exactly what you’re doing.
To convert your personal profile to a fan page, click here.
You should download your personal data containing your photos, comments among other things because according to facebook, only your profile photo and friends will be moved to your new Page. No other content will be moved. You will still be able to log in from your original email address and password.
If you still go ahead to convert your profile page to a fan page, you can create a new profile for connecting with just a selected number of friends and family. You should then set the new profile as that fan page administrator to make it easier.