Facebook is a social networking service company founded by Mark Zuckerberg. With over 350 millions active users, this company is one of the fastest growing social networks worldwide. Facebook allows all people to be connected with friends, lovers or relatives around the world. Its a platform where marketers can find billions of potential customers as well as a platform put in place to keep in touch with other people. Facebook provides other services and products beyond its social networking platform such as Facebook Watch,
Facebook messenger and Facebook Portal. For years now, Facebook has been in and out of controversies regarding privacy concerns of users. This platform was accused of sharing personal data with third-parties. Facebook is known to have a rule against sharing information concerning the profile of its users. However, rumor has it that there’s a way to check out who visited your Facebook profile on an IOS device. More and more users are starting to make that claim. Is it really possible or is it just a scam ? That’s the topic of the article that we are gonna display.
Is is stil possible to find out who viewed your Facebook profile ?
A few years ago, one way to find out who viewed your Facebook profile was by using your IOS device. The steps to do so where the following :
- On your IOS device, go on the Facebook app and open the drop-down menu given as three-horizontal lines at the bottom.
- Click on ”Privacy shortcuts” at the end of that menu.
- Underneath the ”Privacy shortcuts” option, click on ”Who viewed my profile”.
That option was available on IOS before, however, it’s been taken down by Facebook nowadays so it shouldn’t work anymore.
Facebook always maintained that there were no existing ways to find out who viewed your Facebook account. According to this social media giant, ”Facebook doesn’t let people track who views their profile. Third-party apps also can’t provide this functionality. If you come across an app that claims to offer this ability, please report the app”. Based on that claim, there is no existing way to find out who viewed your profile on facebook.
How to report apps
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Nowadays, one of the most common demands from Facebook users is to have the ability to see who has been consulting their Facebook profile. Because of that, more and more apps are created to try to do so. It’s highly non recommended to install on any of your devices an application that claims to have this ability. Those applications will put your Facebook account’s privacy at high risk of hacking.
If you sign in into one of those apps, the app maker will be able to access everything stored in your Facebook account. Some hackers will try to get through with this sort of applications in order to take control over your Facebook account and post their own content, to steal any sensitive data from you, to infect your browser with malware on any device that you use or check your personal data to sell that information to advertising companies.
If you find one of those applications on Facebook, immediately report them by following the next steps :
- On your Facebook app, select the right drop-down icon menu and click on ”Settings”.
- From the left menu, select ”Apps and Websites. You can use the search field to find the app using its name.
- Next to the app name, press ”View and edit”.
- Click on the ”Give feedback” option at the bottom of the page.
- From the choices that you are provided with, select the issue you would like to report and press ”Next”.
- Click on ”Done” to finish.
This whole process takes less than 5 minutes. By doing so, every user will see the number of these types of scams on Facebook decrease.
What you can see about your Facebook account
So, on Facebook, there’s no allowed way to see who viewed your profile. However, there is plenty of information that you can learn from your Facebook friends by using native tools that originated from Facebook itself. You can review all of the information about your interaction with a specific friend by checking the timeline of your past interaction made with your friend. To do so, go on your friend’s profile page and select ”See friendship” from the three dots to the right of the Message icon. From there, you will be able to consult all past interactions between the two of you.
Moreover, you can get information about who viewed any Facebook Pages you run. To do so, simply go to your Facebook Page and select ”Insights” from the top menu. With this ”Insights” page you can check how many likes your page has received as well as the number of page views, followers and engagements. Even if you can’t see the name of the people who visited your page, you can access valuable demographics by selecting ”People” in the left menu.
The new page will show you a breakdown of your followers, people you’ve reached and people who engaged with your page. Thanks to that, you can check statistics for your page about the Gender, age, country, city and native language of your followers. Those information can be valuable for your Facebook page as it shows which type of people are interested in your services or products.
Even if it’s not possible to directly know who viewed your Facebook profile, this platform has put in place several ways for you to consult any information about your Facebook account. Be careful about any suspicious application that would claim that they can perform this activity because most of the time it will be a scam put in place to steal your valuable information. Don,t hesitate to report any of those apps as soon as you notice them on Facebook.with this act, you will help yourself and countless other users from hackers.