By far, Facebook is one of the most popular social media networks to have ever graced the internet. Being such a massive platform, it’s also one of the most powerful search engines if you’re looking for people.
In this article, we’re going over three ways you can look someone up on Facebook without having a Facebook account yourself and a bonus tip at the end.
If you’re looking for something, Google is by far one of the best ways to search for it, whatever it might be. It can be anything, a file, a link, some information you’re looking for, or in this case, a person.
All it takes is a well-formed query. Otherwise, you’ll just be swarming through hundreds of pages of pointless information. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.
The query you should use is this.
So, for example, if you’re looking for my profile, the search query would be site:facebook.com yadullah abidi
As you can see, the query precisely targets my Facebook profile.
The Facebook directory
Facebook has made a directory of their own database using which people can look up other people, posts and places on Facebook. You may have to complete a captcha to prove that you’re human, but, there aren’t many hurdles after that.
Social Search Engines
If you’re thinking search engines only look up information on the internet, think again. There are dedicated social search engines whose sole purpose is to collect publicly available information from several social media sites and present it in a neat format.
Social Search Engines like Pipl, Social Searcher and Snitch.Name can help you find out not only Facebook but just about any social media profile of whoever it is that you’re hunting for in a few clicks.
Bonus Tip: Facebook People Search
You can also try the People Search tool by Facebook to search for someone on Facebook without using an account. Note that while earlier this tool used to work without logging in, lately, it needs you to login in most geographical locations, You can give it a try and see if it works for you.
The tool will allow you to search for people, pages, places, events and apps on Facebook.