If you’re an active user of Facebook, you might find yourself growing curious and wondering to yourself – who viewed my Facebook profile? It can be hard not knowing who is checking out your posts, photos, and information. While Facebook makes it easy for you to change your privacy settings, they don’t have a feature to see who looks at your posts in the way other social media sites/apps like Snapchat do.
There are many apps and services out there that claim to be able to tell you who has looked at your Facebook page, but why spend money on that when you don’t have to? We have an awesome, free method that can show you who has viewed your Facebook page. We’ll be discussing a few different topics:
- Can you see who views your Facebook page?
- How to see who views your Facebook profile the most
- Are the results truly accurate?
- Are there other ways to see who has viewed my Facebook profile?
Let’s jump in to the first section – who has really been looking at your profile?
Can you see who views your Facebook page?
There is a way to see who has been looking at your profile that doesn’t require downloading an app or anything like that. In the source code of your Facebook page, you can see who views it most. If you want to change who can see it, check out our tutorial on changing your Facebook privacy settings.
Now, let’s get into the step-by-step instructions for seeing who frequents your Facebook profile. This method can be done using any web browser on either Mac or PC.
How to see who views your Facebook profile the most
1. Go to Facebook.com and log in to your account.
Using whatever web browser you prefer to use on your computer, open Facebook.com. Then, enter your email address or phone number and password to sign in to your Facebook account.
2. Open your Facebook profile page.
Once you’ve logged in to your account, click your name in the top right corner to get to your profile page.
3. Right-click on the page, then click View Page Source.
Right-click anywhere in the blank space on the sides of your profile page. This will reveal a small menu. From the menu that appears, select View Page Source.
PRO TIP: As a shortcut, you can also just press Ctrl + U on your keyboard. This works for most popular web browsers.
4. On your keyboard, press Ctrl + F. Then type in “InitialChatFriendsList”.
Now you should be at a page with a ton of words, letters, and numbers, which are the codes that make up your profile page. To most people, this page will be super confusing. To easily find the part of the code you need to use to see who looks at your profile most, hold down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard and then press the “F” key.
What this does is allow you to search for certain text on the current web page. As such, a text box will appear on your screen. In the text box, type in “InitialChatFriendsList” – but don’t include the quotation marks. Beside this code, you’ll be given a list of number codes that represent your friends’ profiles.
5. Copy and paste the profile ID numbers into the Facebook URL to see the results.
Now that you have the list of profile number codes, it’s time to find out who these codes represent. To do so, copy one of the numbers in the list to your clipboard. You can do this by clicking and dragging your mouse cursor across one of the numbers, then pressing the “Ctrl” and “C” keys on your keyboard together.
Then, click in your browser’s address bar and press the “Ctrl” and “P” keys on your keyboard together to paste the number into the Facebook URL. You need the regular www.facebook.com URL, followed by a “/” and then the code. For example, if the profile ID number was 12345, you’d enter the URL facebook.com/12345.
Repeat this last step to see the profiles of all the people who apparently view your profile the most.
Once you’ve finished going through all the ID numbers to figure out who’s supposedly been looking at your page, you might be wondering, do all these people really look at my profile? How often to they check it? Is this list really accurate? We’ll give you the scoop.
Are the results truly accurate?
These results seem to be accurate in showing who has been looking at your Facebook profile the most. However, some people have debated that perhaps some people appear on this list because you interact with them through Facebook regularly, rather than them actually going to your page.
Try this method out and see what results you get, and you can decide for yourself! If you’re curious about other ways to find out who looks at your page most, we have some information on that next.
Are there other ways to see who views my Facebook profile?
You can try out some different apps or browser extensions to see if they work for you. There are many of these kinds of apps available that claim to be able to tell you who has looked at your profile. However, some of these apps are definitely phony.
We’d recommend checking reviews of these apps before you download them yourself. Some apps may exist solely with the goal of capturing people’s personal information to sell it to marketing companies or even to try to steal your identity. See what other people are saying about an app to find out if it seems legitimate first.
There are a few apps we’ve discovered that seem to have pretty good reviews, so they’re trustworthy and work for their intended purpose. Here are a couple we would recommend checking out:
1. Who Viewed My Facebook Profile? Stalkers? Visitors?
The Who Viewed My Facebook Profile app for Android devices is free to download and use from the Google Play Store. You can see a lot of different information about your Facebook profile, including who viewed your profile, who likes your posts the most, who you like the most, and more. The app will not ask for your personal information, will not post anything on your timeline, and will not send your data to another server or company.
Download the app: Android
2. Who Cares Profile for Facebook
The Who Cares app is a great option for iOS devices, available for free from the iTunes Store. You can see who makes the top of the list for viewing your profile the most. To reveal more people on the list if you’re curious enough, you can pay a one-time fee of $2.79 to see up to 35 profile visitors, $3.99 to see 50 visitors, or $5.49 to see a huge list of the top 100 visitors.
To use this app, you log in using your Facebook credentials, so you don’t have to enter any of your personal information. If you choose to make an in-app purchase, it goes through the iTunes store, so you don’t have to worry about anyone stealing your payment information either.
Download the app: iOS
Of course, there are many other apps out there in addition to these two we’ve mentioned. Do your own research before you choose which app you think is the best for you. Or stick to the original method following our instructions above! We hope this tutorial helped you satisfy your curiosity about who was looking at your page and get the answers you were looking for. If you’re interested in learning more cool things you can do with Facebook, head over to our Facebook course.