How to Add Family Members to Your Facebook Profile

Proudly show off your family connections

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Facebook is a great way to connect with friends, family members, and other contacts all over the world. Your Facebook profile is an at-a-glance view of who you are, with the option of listing where you live, where you went to school, if you're married, and much more.

One way to personalize your Facebook profile is to list your family members and their relationship to you on your About page. Add siblings, parents, spouses, and more, and explain how they're related to you.

The information that others can see in your Facebook profile, including your family members, is determined by your privacy settings. It's up to you how much information you want to reveal publicly.

Add a Family Member to Your About Page

Adding family members is a quick process, but you have to wait for the person to confirm your relationship.

  1. Navigate to your Facebook profile. On Facebook's desktop version, select Profile at the top of your Facebook page. In the app, select More (three horizontal lines) and then tap on See your profile.

  2. Select the About tab. (In the app, select See Your About Info.)

  3. Select Family and Relationships in the left column. (In the app, scroll down to Family Members.)

  4. Select Add a family member.

  5. Enter the name of your family member and select your relationship.

    Screenshot of adding a family member on Facebook
  6. Select an audience to be able to view this information. Choose from Public, Friends, Only Me, or Custom.

  7. Select Save Changes. You've added the family member, but that person's status will show Pending until they confirm the relationship.

The Family and Relationships section, under Relationship, is also where you add or change your relationship status.