Why is Facebook so famous? If you were a millennial around the time when Facebook was launched, you might’ve asked yourself this question more than once. What is it about this app that’s driving all your peers crazy? Isn’t MySpace the best anymore? Well, if one thinks about it, Facebook was not the best, but merely the first. It was the first platform that provided media sharing on such a large scale while also being the first one to become so popular so quickly.
So, popularity was the main factor that put the platform so high on the list of social media platforms at that time.
But why? Why did it become so popular when similar services were already on the market? Why were all teenagers and high schoolers attracted to it like moths to a flame? Well, there are many answers to this question.
Firstly, let’s discuss the natural causes: teenagers are naturally curious and rebellious creatures. So, when they hear about the newest shop on the street that a Harvard student launched a platform, they all automatically want to know what it’s all about.
People were also waiting for something new, as they always are. Maybe this turns out to be bad, in which case it will also be criticized to the fullest. But it will be a mildly-entertaining change of scenery.
But what drew people to use the platform, no matter what was Zuckerberg’s exclusivity strategy. Unlike other social media platforms, Facebook was initially launched for Ivy League colleges and universities.
After one month, it opened for college and university students worldwide. Then, high schoolers joined in, and finally, it was open to the rest of the world.
It has more than three billion monthly active users worldwide, so it can be said that it was worth it. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why you cannot see all the profiles of those who reacted to your photo on Facebook.
Why Can’t I See All Profiles Who Reacted to My Photo on Facebook?
Why can you not see all the profiles of those who reacted to your photo on Facebook? Well, the answer’s pretty much what you’d expect. If you have a public account, then it’s possible they have a private one, and you aren’t friends yet. It’s also possible that they’ve blocked you since then or they’ve deleted/deactivated their Facebook account.
Don’t worry; we’ll discuss all these scenarios today, so read on until the end!
If they have a private account, we’re sorry to say there isn’t much you can do except wait for them to accept your request. If they don’t, well, you’ll just have to respect their decision.
Here’s how to send a friend request on Facebook
Step 1: Find and tap on the Facebook icon to open the Facebook mobile app on your phone.
Step 2: The first screen is your timeline. Tap on that Search icon at the very top, next to the Messenger and Post icons.
Step 3: Search for the user you wish to add as a friend and tap on the blue Add Friend icon under their profile picture. They’ve now received your request.
If you want to turn your public account into a private one, read on to learn all about it below!
Here’s how to turn your public account into private on Facebook
Step 1: Launch Facebook and tap on the hamburger icon tab to go to your Facebook Menu.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom to the Support and Privacy option and tap on that. Next, tap on Settings.
Step 3: Go to Audience and visibility and tap on the first option, Profile locking. By default, your profile is unlocked.
Step 4: Tap on that option to Lock your profile at the bottom of the page; you’re great to go!
If they’re someone close to you that you’re already friends with, it’s possible that they’ve blocked you. While it isn’t a great feeling, it’s best to contact them to ask about what you’ve done to illicit such a reaction.
It’ll also help you think about anything you’ve said or done that might trigger them. If you cannot think of a single thing, you can contact them and also have the right to act indignant. However, if you remember slipping up, that’s certainly not good.
Now, there are still more than a couple of ways to eliminate this dilemma.
You can sit together and tell them you didn’t mean to act how you did. Or, you could also go the other way and plan a grand apology for them to win them over. Both of these situations might work depending on how well you know them.
If they’ve blocked or deactivated their account, then there isn’t much that you can do. You could try contacting them somehow, but that is the best move here. It’s obvious that they’re looking for some space and time here, so we’d suggest letting them figure their stuff out on their own.
In the end
As today’s blog ends, why don’t we quickly review everything we’ve discussed?
Facebook is a large and popular social media platform with over three billion monthly active users. If you’re facing a problem, it might be something meant to be there by design rather than a mistake.
If you cannot see all the profiles who reacted to your Facebook pictures, there could be a few reasons, and we’ve discussed them all. There are many solutions to this issue if you’re that insistent on solving it. In general, we’d advise against going to such measures for no specific reason.
We’ve also discussed the steps to sending a friend request, turning a public account private, and deactivating your Facebook account. If you still have any doubts about these processes, hit us up in the comments section, and we’ll help you out!