How To Find Out Who Viewed My Facebook Profile?

Facebook is probably the oldest and most used social networking site that is currently in existence. With over one billion people using Facebook daily, privacy is one of the things that need to be taken care of. The best about Facebook is that it offers a way for its users to see who has visited or viewed their profile. This can be sometimes really helpful when you want to know who visits your profile. Having knowledge of who visits your profile, can be potentially a good thing and every user should be knowing this from the view of keeping their privacy intact.

Ways through which you can find out who viewed your Facebook profile?

As we discussed above, knowing who viewed your Facebook profile can really help a person, if he/she is serious about their privacy. But, you must be thinking how to know.

There are various ways you can know you viewed your Facebook profile. In this section of the article, I am going to show you two methods through which you can know who viewed your Facebook profile. The first method deals with the installation of a Chrome extension and the second method is by looking at the Page Source. The last method is a bit tricky but if you do it well then you can easily get it done. So, without wasting any time let’s get started.

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Method 1 – Through Google Chrome’s Extension

In this method, we will be installing a Google Chrome extension. This extension will help us in getting to know who visited your Facebook Profile. The instructions are mentioned below, in steps. It is highly recommended that you follow each and every carefully so that you do not get any error.

Step 1
The first step is to head over to this link.

Step 2
Once you are on the Chrome Extensions webpage, look out for Add to Chrome button and simply click on it.

Step 3
After adding to chrome, wait for the extension to get installed. Once installed, the page will look something like this.

Step 4
After completing the above step, head over to Facebook. There you will be seeing a Visitors tab in the navbar itself as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 5
Clicking on it will result in the opening of the popup that will show who viewed your Facebook profile (as shown in the screenshot below).

One thing that you need to understand at this point is that, it will take sometime before these extensions start displaying the visitors to your profile. It doesn’t start working straight away, the extension takes some time before it shows the visitors to your profile.

Method 2 – Manual Way to find who viewed your Facebook Profile

This is the manual way to find out who viewed your Facebook profile. This step involves visiting your Facebook profile and then going into the source code of the page and then finding out who viewed your Facebook profile.

This method is a bit tricky and as usual, I recommend you to follow all the steps mentioned below carefully so that you’re able to find out who viewed your Facebook profile.

Step 1

Go to your profile page on Facebook i.e. facebook.com/{ you facebook username }.

Step 2

Once you’re on your Facebook profile page after going to the particular URL mentioned above. Then, simply right-click anywhere on the page and then click on View Page Source.

Step 3

Clicking View page source will open a new window, full of unfamiliar text. If you have any web development background, then you will be able to see some familiar HTML, CSS and JS code. On this page, press Ctrl + F and type this “InitialChatFriendsList”.

Step 4

As shown in the screenshot below, you will be able to see some Facebook Ids. These are profiles of the people who have viewed your profile. Now, to view their profile, you simply have to copy the code and paste it after facebook.com(so it should be like facebook.com/{ the id of the user }) and press enter. This will open the Facebook profile of the person who viewed your profile.

If you see clearly (in the above screenshot), there are multiple Facebook Ids, this is because there can be multiple people who might have visited your profile.

Conclusion

So, this was all about finding out who viewed your Facebook profile. If you found this article interesting, do share this article with your friends.

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