Facebook is one of the most popular social media apps. According to a 2019 report, Facebook had over 2.37 billion users last year, and that number is only growing. Because of the growing number of users, chances are, the person you’re looking for has a Facebook account.
There’s no shame in wanting to check if someone has a Facebook. Often, what you need to know is something they’ve voluntarily posted, so you viewing it isn’t horrible at all. However, if you’re one of the few people who don’t have a Facebook, then finding who you want might be a little difficult. If you’ve recently deleted your account or never made one, you can still view Facebook without logging in. Here’s what you have to do.
Viewing facebook without logging in
Using the URL method
One thing that you might not know is that you can view their profile if you have the URL to it. The URL looks like this: www.facebook.com/insert username. If you know their username, then insert it after the slash and your browser will lead you straight to their profile. Although Facebook might not let your scroll very low, you’ll still be able to see a small bit, which might be just what you need.
Searching Google for their Profile
If you don’t know their username, then you’re going to have to do an investigative Google search. Type in their full name and parts of their life that you know. If you’re looking for a John Smith who lives in Hawthorne, then type that into Google with the word Facebook after it. The Google algorithm should bring up all the John Smiths who mention Hawthorne on their Facebook profile. This is a neat thing to use if you don’t know the person well, but want more information on them.
Using the Facebook People Page
- Navigate to the Facebook home page where you can login or sign up.
1. Look at the bottom of the screen and you’ll see a list of hyperlinks. Click on the one that says “People.”
2. Once you click on that link, you’ll be taken to a directory. On the directory, you can search by name, place or page. Select one that you know and search by that one. If you know part of their name, then you can use the search bar in the top right corner of the screen. Hit Search.
3. A list of profiles will come up that you can browse through. Once you find the person that you’re looking for, click on their name and you’ll be navigated to their profile.
In this method, you also won’t see much, but at least you’ll see a little and learn something you didn’t know before. If you’re looking for a picture, then at least you’ll see their profile picture.
These are the three best ways to see someone’s profile on Facebook and not have one. If you still cant see enough, then maybe try creating a Facebook account you don’t use to see what you need.