How to Find a Person on Facebook?

How to Find a Person on Facebook?

Mar 01, 2023

Facebook is perhaps one of the oldest social media platforms that we still use to connect or interact with friends, strangers, acquaintances, etc. However, what if you knew somebody from somewhere and want to know about that person? In that case, let me tell you, a simple Facebook search would not work as Facebook’s algorithm would directly send or suggest to you that friend whom you are already friends with on Facebook. This is done by Facebook under the assumption that you would want to go see a friend’s timeline.

So, in this article, I will show you how you can find a person on Facebook so that you finally know what the person you have been looking for is up to. 

How to Find Someone on Facebook with a Phone Number: Step by step

The very first that you have to do is head to the Facebook app on your mobile device and log in to your account if you haven't already. 

  • Then, go to the menu(three lines).

  • Here, you will be able to see the Find friends option. Click on that.

  • To sync your phone contacts with the Facebook app, toggle on "Your Friends Are Waiting" at the bottom of the page.

Your phone contacts will be uploaded to Facebook, which will then use this information to propose friends, improve your experience, and enhance the adverts that you see. After that you can simply refresh the page and the numbers that are already saved in your phone would pop up whom you can then add by sending them a Friend request. 

How to Find Someone on Facebook with an Email

In order to search for someone on Facebook you can also use the email method given that you have the email of that person. The logic behind its working is simple. Facebook asks you for an email while creating a FB account. Furthermore, a feature of Facebook allows it to look up your email addresses and then highlight any users of the social media site who are not already connected to you.

Go to the Find Requests area (again, a silhouette of two people), click Find Friends, and then from the Add Personal Contacts box in the top right corner, select which email service you want Facebook to look for. When you enter your account information and click the Locate Friends button, if you're lucky, their name might display.

How to Find Someone on Facebook Using Facebook Directory

Facebok Directory allows you to actually find someone without you having to login to your account. You can search for them by simply typing their user names in the provided search box and then looking for them alphabetically. If you are trying to find a place, then the directory, given it has a lot of searches would show it as its top result making the process of finding a place a lot easier. In order to go to FB Directory, all you have to do is head to the URL and that’s it.

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