The thought of “who’s stalking me” is as exciting as getting proposed by your crush. It’s almost like you are catching someone secretly stealing something from you but getting blushed instead of raged. But is it possible on Facebook? If yes, then how? Well, here are all your answers in this article on “How to see who viewed your Facebook profile?”
The notion of letting users know who checked out their profiles isn’t new to the world. LinkedIn has been giving this information to its premium users for years, and that is enough to say that every app collects this data. Now, the fact that Facebook has already given this information in the past makes it even more plausible to check who viewed your profile on Facebook today.
Many of you might disagree with this fact. But stick with me a little, and we will be on the same page. In 2018, when the Cambridge Analytics scandal happened, Facebook did allow people to see who viewed their profiles. But this ability was only granted to the iOS app of Facebook, which was only downloaded on iPhones. However, after the scandal, Facebook took those options back in an attempt for redemption.
This makes us wonder whether there is a way to find out who viewed our Facebook profiles or not. You might be overflowing with curiosity, so quickly scroll and find out everything yourselves.
Can You See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile?
Facebook says, “No, Facebook doesn’t let people track who views their profile. Third-party apps are also unable to provide this functionality.”
So, officially you cannot tell who viewed your Facebook profile. However, we all know that’s not the end of the world. Facebook has long ago claimed to be a “secure” social media platform, and let’s keep rolling our eyes at that.
Facebook has leaked data of 533 million people from 106 nations, and you know what’s the best part? All of this data was legit published on a hacking forum!
That’s why we are positive that you can view who viewed your Facebook profile. You can also see someone’s new friends on Facebook or who they removed from their profile totally undetectable
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How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile?
First things first, all the methods mentioned here have been out there on the internet for a while. They may or may not work on every system or phone. Moreover, there are multiple things you can try on multiple devices. So, I don’t guarantee that these methods will work. But you would definitely want to give them a try. Cause who knows!
How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile on iPhone?
If you are an iPhone user, things can be a little easier for you. Facebook lets you see who viewed your Facebook profile right from the official application. Since it only came out in iOS it was still under development.
Here’s how you can check who viewed your Facebook profile on iPhone-
1. Launch the Facebook application on your iPhone.
2. Log in to your account, if you haven’t already.
3. Go to the main dropdown menu.
4. Find “Privacy Shortcuts” and click on it.
5. Tap “Who viewed my profile?”.
If you found the option in your Privacy section, then good luck to you, and if you didn’t, then there are other methods below.
Note: According to Wersm, the feature might only be available for April 1st, 2020, So if it is not available in your account, don’t get any hopes, it will never be.
How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile on PC and Mac?
This method has also been used by many on the internet for quite a long time now and it has actually worked for many people. The only issue with this method is that it is a little time-consuming. Will you spend 5-10 mins only to see who viewed your Facebook profile? If yes, then let’s get on with the steps.
The best thing about this desktop method is that it applies to Mac as well as PC. Follow the steps precisely and see for yourselves if it works for you or not-
1. Launch “Google Chrome” or any other browser on your PC or Mac.
2. Visit Facebook.
3. Log in to your Facebook account with the right credentials.
4. Now, visit your profile. Click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen.
5. Right-click from your mouse.
A pop-up menu will display.
6. Tap “View Page Source”. Or you can simply press “Ctrl + U” from your keyboard.
Now, a page with HTML code will display.
7. If you are using a PC, then press “Ctrl + F” from your keyboard. If you are using Mac, press “Command (⌘) + F”.
8. Copy either of the below-written codes and paste them into the search bar.
“Initialchatfriendslist” or “BUDDY_ID”
You will see numerous numbers after searching these codes. These numbers are the profile IDs of all the users who viewed your Facebook profile. Notice that after every profile ID “-2” is written. Don’t consider “-2” in the profile IDs. Simply ignore it.
9. Copy the 15-digit profile ID and paste it into another tab in the following manner.
www.facebook.com/(Enter Profile ID here)
Also, you must be logged in to your Facebook account on the browser.
10. Press Enter, and now you will see the profile of the person with that Profile ID you copied from the HTML code.
You can perform the same steps multiple times to check who viewed your Facebook profile. Simply copy different profile IDs and search.
Many users have found out which users in their friends’ list have stalked their profile in the last 30 days with this method.
Also, read How To Know If Someone Unfollowed You On Facebook?
Use Google Chrome Extension To See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile in 2023
Many extensions on Google Chrome also claim to tell who viewed your Facebook profile. However, we do not endorse these extensions at all. In fact, it would be better for you if you do not trust any third-party extension for your personal data.
If you still want to try, then “The Social Profile” and “Super Viewer for Facebook” extensions have displayed the names of people.
Video on How To See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile Using Chrome Extension
Post Tracking Links To See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile
Let’s get one thing straight. We are here to try everything that lets you know, one way or another, who viewed your Facebook profile. Now other methods might not be viable, but this will be. Moreover, doing this method will also be a little smart.
You can post links on your Facebook profile and that link will actually track the IP addresses of all the people who clicked on that link. Don’t tell me that’s not smart! All you need to do is to set up the link using Grabify and then share the link on your Facebook. Obviously, if someone is stalking you, s/he will click on that link out of curiosity. Little do they know, it will give you their IP address and you can find their location using their IP addresses.
Now, you have to think smartly at every step. If you are here to find out about your ex then you might want to link an article that makes them click on that post. You can choose https://pathofex.com/how-to-know-if-a-girl-likes-you/ or https://pathofex.com/ways-to-get-over-a-girl/.
Both these articles, “How to know if a girl likes you?” and “Ways to get over a girl?” are very interesting for everyone, so most probably they will click.
Now that you have decided on which article are you going to link, let’s start with the steps-
1. Copy the link of the article you want to post on Facebook, it could be any funny article from Path of EX.
2. Visit Grabify and paste the copied URL in the text field.
3. Click on “Create URL”.
4. Tap “I agree & Create URL”.
5. Copy or note down the “Access Link”.
You will track down all the IP addresses using this Access Link later.
6. Click on “View Other Shorteners”.
You don’t want your profile visitors to know that you are using Grabify. So, use a link shortener so that they don’t know that you are tracking them.
7. Select any URL shortener. I selected “cutt.ly” here.
8. Now, copy the shortened URL and paste it into your Facebook post.
Make sure you write an intriguing caption that makes them wonder and they click on the link with curiosity.
After some time, you can check the IP addresses using the Access Link.
Note: IP addresses are not the same all the time. If the person viewing your profile is using VPN or proxy then their IP address will be different and hence the location will not be their original one.
Also, read How To Know If Someone Blocked You On Facebook | 3 Basic Steps
What Should I Do If None of the Methods Worked?
Even after attempting all these methods to see who viewed your Facebook profile, there is a chance that you won’t be impressed with the results. Or you can be someone who doesn’t want to take a chance. In that case, you can simply monitor your posts.
A very good option would be to open your Facebook profile for the public and post stories. That way you can see who viewed your story on Facebook. Moreover, if you are suspicious that someone from your friends’ list might be checking your Facebook profile, then you can make a plan. Start by posting your pictures regularly. Take about 5 to 10 posts and simply monitor who likes your posts and how often. This will give you an idea of who is stalking your Facebook profile.
Also, read How to Use Scheduled Facebook Posts | Upload At The Right Time
That said, I do not guarantee that any of these methods will work, but they are definitely worth the attempt. I mean it is a fun activity and all of you must try it out. That was all about this article on “How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile in 2023?”. If you learned something new from it, then comment below. Share with us if you have ever caught someone stalking you on Facebook or not.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to see who is stalking your Facebook profile?
You cannot exactly know who is stalking you. However, you can learn how to monitor your Facebook posts and stories. It can be a great way to learn who is stalking your Facebook profile.
How to see who viewed your Facebook profile picture?
No, there’s no way to see who viewed your Facebook profile picture.
What is BUDDY ID on Facebook?
BUDDY ID is the text you see when you are looking for accounts that viewed your Facebook profile. You type it in the search box, and all the numbers appearing beside the text are the profile IDs of people who viewed your Facebook profile.
If I search someone on Facebook will they know?
No, if you search anyone on Facebook, they will not know.
Is people you may know on Facebook people who visit your profile?
No, when you see Facebook ‘people you may know on Facebook, these are not the people stalking you. They are the people with whom who have many mutual friends, that’s why Facebook lists them in “People You May Know”
How can you tell if a non friend is looking at your Facebook page?
You cannot tell if a non-friend is looking at your Facebook page because Facebook has no in-built option in its app or site to show you who stalked you.