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How to view your Facebook profile as someone else?

Facebook is one of the biggest social media networks with over 2.5 billion users worldwide but in recent years its reputation, as well as popularity, has taken a bit of a hit as the platform has been subject to multiple lawsuits concerning data privacy on the platform and scandals such as the one involving Cambridge Analytica, which was also made into a documentary called The Great Hack, which is available on Netflix.

If you’re concerned how much information of your profile is being shared with the public, here we’ve put together a simple guide that will help you view your Facebook profile as someone else who’s not in your friend’s list. This can help you understand the information you’re sharing publicly and the control it accordingly.

Below we’ve three step-by-step guides to help you view your Facebook profile as someone else on PC, Android and iOS apps.

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How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on PC?

Go to your profile page on the Facebook website. Then click on the three-dot menu beside Activity Log. From the drop-down menu, click on View as.How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on PC, iOS, Android? The page will refresh into a public view. It will be indicated by a black bar at the top of your page, which reads This is what your profile looks like to Public.How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on PC, iOS, Android? To exit the public view, click on the Cancel (Cross) icon on the black bar.

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How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on Android?

How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on PC, iOS, Android?

  • Tap on the hamburger (triple horizontal bar) menu icon.
  • On the next page, tap on View your profile.
  • Now tap on View as.
  • Your page will refresh, and you’ll now be seeing your Facebook profile as someone else who’s not in your friend’s list. This is indicated by the message at the top of your profile page, which reads: This is what your profile looks like to Public.

To exit the public view, tap on Exit View, as shown in the screenshot above.

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How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on iOS?

How to view your Facebook profile as someone else on PC, iOS, Android?

  • Tap on your profile icon from the options at the bottom.
  • Then tap on the three-dot icon beside Add Story button.
  • On the next page, tap on View as.
  • Your profile page will now open in the public view. This is indicated by the text on the bottom, which reads: This is what your profile looks like to Public.

To exit the public view, tap on the Exit View As button, as shown in the screenshot above.

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