Probably, there is no networking site as popular as Facebook. However, it has also been the most controversial site. We all know about numerous fake Facebook account still existing. The site has also been under the scanner following the disclosure that Facebook shares your personal data with third-parties in bulk.
This has led many of its users more proactive and wanting to know if somebody had viewed their Facebook profile. This feature has been there in the social site LinkedIn since ages. It shares the full list of visitors to its premium members. However, Facebook was always against it and was rigidly against sharing this kind of data.
But still, you cannot help but wonder who viewed your profile for security and curiosity reasons. Many have got scammed by third parties who claim to let you know your profile visitors but instead capture your personal data. Hence one should always stay away from them.
Ways to know who viewed your Facebook profile?
While there are no established ways and methods to find out who viewed your Facebook profile, there are certain ways you can try which can possibly yield results for you. It must be noted that there is no guaranteed way to find out who viewed your profile on Android and PC. Let’s check out a few possible methods.
Using the Social Profile View Chrome Extension
This method is pretty simple and great for beginners and lazybones as it merely requires you to install a chrome extension into your browser. This method works only for chromium-based browser. It will not be effective with any other browser.
You need to foremost install the Social Profile View chrome extension from the google chrome web store. The extension will get added to your browser after you download it and click on Add Extension. Now go the Facebook site and log in to your account using your username and password. Now if you see your Timeline bar which is also the blue top navigation bar; you will see an added option named, ‘Visitors.’
Every time someone will open your Facebook timeline, a notification will go to you and you can then check the ‘Visitors’ option to know who visited your profile.
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Finding Manually by Using ‘InitialChatFriendsList’
This method also does not require any third-party app or software but needs a chromium-based internet browser since it supports disclosing page source.
To start with, you need to log into your Facebook account on a browser and go your Facebook timeline page. Right-click anywhere on the page to open a small window. Scroll down and click on the option, ‘View Page Source.’ A new page will automatically in a new tab that will be full of source codes. Most of them would be incomprehensible to you.
Next, open the search box by pressing CTRL and the F key simultaneously. In the search box, type in “InitialChatFriendsList” with no gap and no quotes. It will reveal your typed quote and a bunch of numbers next to it. It is nothing but the profile IDs of people who visited your profile. Copy one Profile ID number, open a new tab and type in ‘Facebook.com/’ and then paste the copied profile ID after the slash. Click on Enter and the profile of the visitor would open up.
You can check the profile of all your most frequent visitors by repeating the process with other profile ID’s. This process is touted as the most successful way of finding who visited your Facebook profile.
Using the App, ‘Who Viewed My Facebook Profile.’
This is a lightweight app that works on the Android platform. It has mixed reviews. You can try to see if it works for you. Download the app from the Google play store and install it on your Android phone. Next launch the app. If you are logged into your Facebook account on your mobile phone; the app will ask your permission to access it; if you are not logged in; it will ask you to log in to your Facebook account and then ask your permission. It can ask several permissions which you can give without fear as there is no risk of privacy breach with this app. You would then be able to see who visited your Facebook profile. You can also view the list of people who liked or commented on your post.
Using ‘Social Fans’ App For iOS
There is a similar app for iOS like the Android app. This app is available over iTunes Store and can be downloaded and installed from there. It is also an automated tool that requires certain permissions from you and then reveals your visitors’ list. It’s simple and well-managed user interface makes the task easier. The app can show almost every stat of your Facebook profile page. The app also reveals data of almost all other social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, etc. The only flip part of this app is that it is a paid app and you need to subscribe to any of its plan to access the data.
We would again reiterate that none of the methods are sure shot and proven ways of knowing who viewed your Facebook profile. Many claims of the method working for them and many states them to be useless. But we can be certain of the demand to know the visitors who viewed your profile. We can only hope that Facebook breaks its current anonymity stand and provides us an authentic and certain way.
In the meantime, let us know if any of the methods worked for you. Feel free to share your views, comments, and experiences with us in the comment section below! That’s all for now. Enjoy Reading!