As a social media user, specifically Facebook, one of the many questions that cross your mind is most likely: “Who checked my Facebook profile, and is there any way to know?” At the moment, Facebook doesn’t have an official feature that provides this kind of information. However, many people have wanted it for years because it’s always nice to know who has been viewing your Facebook profile—is it a friend, the person you liked, or perhaps someone you don’t like?
Because of people’s desire to have this feature implemented into this popular social media platform, more and more third-party apps have been popping up left and right, claiming to provide information on who has been checking out your Facebook profile. The incredibly massive social media platform has come so far since its initial establishment in 2004. Various features have been added and removed throughout the years, but the ability to check your profile viewers remains unattainable.
So, Who Checked Your Facebook Profile?
As we’re all aware by now, Facebook offers various features that you can tinker around with, such as knowing how many shares a post has and other similar insights. However, despite all it has to offer, there’s really no way to know who has been viewing your profile. As a matter of fact, Facebook itself has specifically stated in its Help Center that the platform “doesn’t let people track who views their profile.” The statement says that if you happen to find an app that claims to provide this kind of feature, you should report it as soon as possible.
If you used a third-party app and even gave it access to your Facebook account, you need to report it right away. Follow these steps to do so:
- Log into your Facebook account and head over to the Settings page.
- Tap on the Apps and Website settings.
- You should see a list of apps. Select View and Edit, located beside the app’s name.
- On the bottom, tap on Give Feedback.
- Click on which issue you’re experiencing.
- Tap Next and then Done.
What Are You Able to Check on Facebook?
Of course, there are other things you can check on Facebook other than the ability to know who viewed your profile. These other features can still help give you insight into your different Facebook friends. For instance, there’s a feature known as Native Tools, which allows you to check all the interactions a particular Facebook friend has done by going to their profile page.
This Native Tools feature provides a timeline for you to review, showcasing everything they’ve been up to for the past couple of days. Then, there’s also the Activity Log, which gives you a summarized view of what you’ve done in the past. For instance, you can see which posts you’ve liked, commented on, and more through this feature.
Needless to say that you should never allow a third-party app access to your personal Facebook account, especially if they claim to give you access to information such as who has been viewing your profile. Most often than not, these applications are huge scams and will most likely put your personal information and security at risk. When you give these apps access to your profile, you’re giving them access to everything available on your Facebook account. As such, you need to remain vigilant at all times, and never be tempted by false promises.
As you may have understood by now, there’s no direct way to know who viewed your Facebook account. In fact, it’s impossible at this point in time. Still, you can check out the other features offered by Facebook to learn more about what you and your friends have been up to. You should never trust third-party apps and websites that claim to provide impossible features because you could end up compromising your privacy.