Who does not know Facebook? With an active user base of 2.2 billion, it is one of the biggest social media platforms. With so many users available on the platform it already has become the largest people search engine where you can search for profiles, people, posts, events, etc. So if you have a Facebook account then you easily search for anyone. But if you don’t have a Facebook account and you’re in no mood to create one just to search somebody then what to do? Can you search or check Facebook profiles without having a Facebook account or login into one? Yes, it is possible.
On Facebook, you can look for people whom you have lost touch and again get in touch. So if you are looking for your high school girlfriend or your best friend then try following the below guide where you can find the person you’re searching for without even having a Facebook account. Isn’t it cool?
How to check Facebook Profile without having a Facebook Account
When you are logged in, the search feature will give you more power to search profiles through name, email and phone numbers. The search results usually depend on the users’ profile settings. There are no such limitations but you need to be sure that what sort of data you want to gain from the search. You can easily get basic information user’s through Facebook search but to get more detailed information, you need to sign-up.
Method 1: Google Search Query
We understand that there is no competitor of Google when it comes to search engines. There are some advanced search techniques that you can use to check Facebook profiles without login to Facebook or having an account.
Open Google Chrome then search for the Facebook profile using the keyword given below followed by the Profile name, email ID and phone numbers. Here we are searching for the account using the profile name. Enter the name of the person you are searching for in place of the profile name and hit Enter.
site:facebook.com Profile name
If the person has allowed their profile to be crawled and indexed in Google search engines, it will store the data and show it in search fields. Thus, you will find no problem in searching for the Facebook profile account.
Also Read: Hide Your Facebook Friend List from Everyone
Method 2: Facebook People Search
What would be better than searching from Facebook’s own database, Facebook Directory? Indeed, Google is the most powerful search engine for people and websites but Facebook has its own database for searches. You can search for people, pages and places through this directory. All you need to do is choose the relevant tab and search the relevant query.
Step 1: Navigate to Facebook then scroll down and click on People option in the list.
Step 2: A security check window will appear, check the checkbox then click on the Submit button to confirm your identity.
Step 3: Now a list of Profile names will appear, click on the search box in the right window pane then type the profile name you want to look for and click on the Search button.
Step 4: A Search Result window with the list of the profile will appear, click on the profile name which you were looking for.
Step 5: Facebook profile with all the basic details about the person will appear.
Note: If the person has set their date of birth, workplace, etc settings to public, then only you will be able to see their personal information. Therefore, if you need more details about the particular profile, you need to signup to Facebook and then carry out the search operation.
Method 3: Social Search Engines
There are some social search engines that came in the market with the advent of social media popularity. These search engines provide information about the people connected to social media platforms publicly. Some of them are Pipl and social searcher. These two social search engines will give you information about the profiles but only information that is publicly available. The information available is strictly limited to the users’ profile setting and how they have set access to their information either public or private. There are premium versions also that you can opt-out for getting more details.
Method 4: Browser Add-ons
Now as we have already talked about several methods using which you can check Facebook profile information without having a Facebook account. However, if you find the above method difficult then you can always use browser add-ons to make things simple for you. Firefox and Chrome are two browsers where you can easily add an extension to help you with finding information on Facebook.
When it comes to finding information on Facebook then these two add-ons are the best:
#1 Facebook All in one internet search
Once you add this extension to Chrome, you will get a search bar integrated into your browser. Just type the search term or the person name you’re searching for and the rest will be done by the extension. But I think it will be more useful if you first understand how the extension works. You can get more details about this add-on online before you install it.
#2 People search engine
This Firefox add-on will give you access to search results for user profiles in the Facebook database without having a Facebook account.