Hot Facebook Tip: Invite All of Your Friends At One Time

October 25, 2010 · 34 comments

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Hot Facebook Tip: Invite All of Your Friends At One Time

Facebook Logo[Script to Invite All Facebook Friends is Confirmed working 10/24/10 on both Pages and Events, in Firefox and Chrome you do have to wait through the delay while it does its magic. ]

Have you ever had a Facebook Event, Page or (old style) Group you wanted to invite hundreds of your friends to join?

I know you will be thrilled to learn that the long, painful, tedious process of individually clicking each ones picture is a thing of the past!

Now with a little Facebook hacking (trick)…. or wizardry… you can select and invite all of your friends to invite them with one single click!

Step 1: Get Firefox or Chrome Browsers
Step 2: Get Greasemonkey
Step 3: Get the Script
Step 4: (Optional depending on what you’re doing, see the video) Get the code:
javascript:elms=document.getElementById('friends').getElementsByTagName('li');for(var fid in elms){if(typeof elms[fid] === 'object'){fs.click(elms[fid]);}}

Step 5: Share it and let me know what you think!

At some time in the future this script to invite all your Facebook friends at once may stop working at least temporarily while the author updates it. Sudip has presented an alternative for for Selecting All Friends on Facebook, for Chrome that can be coaxed  into working on Firefox in a similar way that this script should also run on chrome.

I hope this gives one more way to speed up an otherwise boring Facebook task of inviting all your Facebook friends at one time!  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and I appreciate your feedback!

Stay tuned for my upcoming Facebook Training Course as well!

Kimberly Castleberry

PS: Please remember that like any other tool this one can be abused and you should use it responsibly. Be sure to make Facebook lists of those who should and should not be invited, and after selecting all go back and remove all of those that are not appropriate to invite (but are usually a shorter list). Inviting all of our Facebook friends at one time is useful but please be careful with it.

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Donna Merrill February 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

Hey Kimberly, I installed everything and followed step by step to invite my group to join my fan page. Not sure if it worked, But I’m getting there. I usually have to do things a few times before I don’t screw up.
I’m techno disabled, but this is a great way to simplify things. I’ll keep at it and thanks once again. Donna

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Ilka Flood February 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Kimberly, thanks, that’s an awesome tip. I already have Greasemonkey installed so as soon as I’m done with my comment here I’ll go install this great tool. You’re right, it’s really a hassle to have to invite all your friends manually.

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!

Ilka
.-= Ilka Flood´s last blog ..Is Your Nutritional Supplement Business At Risk? =-.

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Jan February 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm

This is so great Kimberly! A very valuable time saving tip. Going through the click click click is so irritating! Firefox sure has a lot of great add on’s! Thanks again for the tip, and the education behind it. I always learn so much from your Blog Posts!
.-= Jan@social media rockstar´s last blog ..Look Who’s Talking….. =-.

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Linda G Cox February 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Thank you Kimberly for the information! I look forward to working on it when I get back from my son’s Basketball game!
.-= Linda G Cox´s last blog ..Create a Wonderful Life: Allow yourself to receive prosperity =-.

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Linda G. Cox October 28, 2010 at 8:30 am

Wow! Last February I watched this for the first time! I said then that I would get on it after my son’s b-ball game! Here it is 7 months later and I haven’t! NOW I am! This is so fun! Thank you!!
Linda

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David Merrill February 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

Great tip, Kim. You’ve always got our back out here! Thanks for always sharing such great stuff.

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Darlene Davis February 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Kimberly,

You are an incredible leader, my friend. Every time I visit your blog I learn new valuable information. Still haven’t figured out the glitch with Greasemonkey, but when I do, I’ll employ this technique.

To say I appreciate you is putting it mildly …
.-= Darlene Davis´s last blog ..Mother Teresa & The Taxi Cab Driver =-.

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Christian James February 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Hi Kimberly,

You are such an asset to our community thank you for all the great tips and leadership you bring to all of us!

Christian

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Kellie Hosaka February 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Wow, incredible!! Another incredibly valuable piece of “gold” which will save all of us so much time! Oh, I just love it & love you for sharing all of your expertise with us!

You are truly a gift to the world Kimberly! Mahalo (thank you)!!

With much aloha (love) & Gratitide,
Kellie :)
.-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..HOW A LEGITIMATE HOME BUSINESS CAN BECOME YOUR LEGACY… =-.

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Kaye Flack February 23, 2010 at 3:27 am

Kimberly thanks for taking the time to share this info…. What a time saver!!! thank you so much

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Khaleef Crumbley February 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

Hey Kimberly. Thanks for the tip. I have about 1400 friends and it does get extremely annoying to go through this process for all the pages I administer. I also tried using the script in Google Chrome and it works perfectly. No extensions needed – just hit “suggest to friends” and then paste the script into your address bar!

Thanks again!!
.-= Khaleef Crumbley @ KNS Financial´s last blog ..A Summary of the Credit CARD Act of 2009 – Understanding the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights =-.

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Kellie Hosaka March 8, 2010 at 5:25 am

Aloha Kimberly,

I had to comment again because I just established my FB Fan Page and I used your tip and it saved me tons of time!! Thank you so much! This is so valuable!
You are so wonderful for sharing with all of us!

Thank you! Thank you!

Much love & aloha,
Kellie :)
.-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..Our Deepest Fear – Marianne Williamson =-.

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Maria Erving May 20, 2010 at 2:50 am

Hi Kimberly!

Thanx a lot for this! Finally! I have gone through my lists one by one in the past-lol-

I have a question; do you have any idea if something similar is possible with the Networked blog app..? I can only invite 12 people each day, so the building up of followers could take forever–It would be so awesome to be able to invite all my Facebook friends at once:-)

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Maria
.-= Maria Erving´s last blog ..Feeling caught between a rock and a hard place spiritually =-.

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Kimberly Castleberry May 20, 2010 at 3:50 am

I checked into this Maria and that 16 is hard-wired into the application itself. Nothing I tried would override it. I looked for scrips and other “hacks” with no success. I’m afraid thats one we’re just stuck with. I was also disappointed to see that like the other invite boxes, with the recent changes to facebook, that one has also lost the ability to sort by list. How annoying. Sorry I cant be more help!

Kimberly

(PS: Thanks for the great question! Sometimes they help me come up with useful blog posts, really appreciate it!)

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Maria Erving May 21, 2010 at 2:09 am

Thank you so much for looking into it Kimberly!
I really appreciated it:-)

Yes, I guess we are stuck with this one for now. I remember in the beginning I was able to invite 30 friends at once (per day), then after a while it dropped to 16/day, and now it’s on 12/day.

I don’t get the logic behind it – lol
Oh, well :-)

Thank you again for your help :-)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
.-= Maria Erving´s last blog ..Feeling caught between a rock and a hard place spiritually =-.

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Kimberly Castleberry August 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Thanks Shansnv, appreciate it. Good luck with the fun little tip!
Kimberly

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Nasif August 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Stupid facebook blocked it :@ I have made a new trick to select all friends in one click. http://bit.ly/agsa27 Don’t forget to check it out

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Patrick McIntosh October 27, 2010 at 1:16 am

Cool trick! I love this tutorial. Just got a new iMac and gonna download firefox now. you are great!

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Bilal Ahmad October 27, 2010 at 4:11 am

Kim that’s great, thanks for sharing. Facebook is very beneficial for bloggers but i am not spending too much time on FB.
Hope i will take it serious.

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Sophia October 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Worked perfectly. Thank you!

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Kimberly Castleberry October 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Yay, glad it worked for you Sophia!

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Sire October 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Good tip Kimberley, now all I have to do is find hundreds of friends ;)

My problem is that I don’t use Facebook to it’s full advantage. Reckon I’ll keep this one for future reference.
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Andrew October 28, 2010 at 2:39 am

Wow! This is really a time saver! Thanks for sharing this with us. Will use it now!

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Krista Abbott October 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Kim
You are a lifesaver and I love you!!!! LOL
This little trick is going to save me so much time. I cringe every time I have to go in and click all of my friends (Not to mention my clicking finger gets tired!!) I have already installed it and am headed over right now to use it. You rock!!!
Krista

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Extreme John November 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Great Facebook tip Kim, I only recently subscribed to your blog and it’s already paid off. I have a new Facebook fan page Im working on and the last thing I feel like doing is the “select a friend” process.

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Julie Weishaar November 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Kimberly for the great tips. I am always looking for shortcuts to doing things that are otherwise very tedious.

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Rob Wilson November 15, 2010 at 12:45 am

Hi Kim,

It works perfectly! Thanks very much. This is an incredibly useful and useable tip. This comes in really handy. It is really onerous to have to click on everybody. This was easy to download and install and very easy to use. Those are the kinds of tools I like! – Rob

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Michael Sarles AKA January 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Thank you Kim for this! I have been needing this for quite some time! I used the extension for Google Chrome and it worked wonderfully!

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Borche February 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

hey kim i tried it but wont let me add all my friends ive tried every script or add on nothing add all my friends i always have to do it manualy i try with other friends accounts it works fine but mine wont !! :(

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Suresh Bhura April 26, 2011 at 4:33 am

Again old post I believe… Facebook doesn’t have Suggest to friend option any more…

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ovibd May 11, 2011 at 12:13 am

Its not working, installed and followed all the things that you told me to do but the number are showing when I got to suggest page from my fan page, tell me how can i fix this ?

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Rick July 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

followed your instructions and its working great with my blog.

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