This is How Facebook Determines Your Top Nine Friends

Like the old MySpace we used to know and love, Facebook has a top friends list, including nine of your top friends. However, unlike MySpace, with Facebook, you’re not able to choose who your top nine friends are. Most people wonder how the hell these people are chosen, and we’re here to help.

There are tons of forums out there with people asking how the top nine are decided for the app, but no one knew until now. Facebook recently released a statement saying that it uses an intense algorithm to decide your top nine. It has to do with your interaction with those people, your profile views, tagged photos, wall posts, likes, comments, viewed photos, private messages, group chats, and those who are currently online.

We used to think those were the people we stalked the most or those who stalked us the most, but that’s pretty far from true. Basically, with Facebook’s algorithm, anyone on your list has a chance to be on your top nine as long as you’ve had some kind of interaction with them.

If you so choose, you can add people to your “close friends” group to create your own top nine, but if you’re lazy, at least you know you’re future girlfriend can’t use it against you in a fight about cheating.