Facebook Messenger’s suggested contacts feature can be annoying if you don’t want certain people popping up.
Here’s how to remove suggested friends on Messenger’s Android app.
Open Messenger Settings
First, open the Messenger app on your Android phone or tablet. Tap your profile icon in the top left corner, then tap the 3-line menu icon in the top right corner.
This will open the main settings menu for Messenger.
Go to Suggested Section
In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Suggested.” This is the section where Messenger allows you to control which suggestions appear.
Toggle Off Suggested Contacts
From here, you can toggle off any sources of suggested contacts that you don’t want to see. The main toggle is “Suggest People You May Know.”
Turn this off to remove friend suggestions based on your connections and activity. There are also toggles for suggestions from address book contacts, work networks, and others.
Remove Individual Suggestions
In addition to toggling off suggestion sources, you can remove individual people from the suggestions list. Just tap on “Remove Suggested People” and you’ll see a list to review.
Tap the X icon next to any specific contacts you want to remove from suggestions permanently.
Can I completely turn off suggestions in Messenger?
Yes, you can disable suggestions entirely by toggling off “Suggest People You May Know” in the settings.
Do remove suggestions come back in Messenger?
No, any contact you individually remove from suggestions will stay removed unless you re-add them as a friend.
That’s how you remove suggested contacts and friend recommendations from Messenger for Android. Just adjust the settings to hide suggestions from people you don’t want to connect with.