How to View Facebook Profile as Someone Else?

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world. Billions of people connect with Facebook and connect with different people. So people will able to see your profile if the profile is public. As you already know, we can hide our profile to block people from viewing.

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However, you can view Facebook profile as someone else to check what people still can see. This is a very useful feature for Facebook users.

How to View Facebook Profile as Someone Else in Web Version?

First, login to your Facebook account and go to the profile page. Then click on the three dots next to your cover photo.

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Now, select “View as” from the drop-down menu.

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Then the profile page will reload and show you how it looks to the public.

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How to View Facebook Profile as Someone Else In Mobile Version?

Lots people use mobile phones to login to their Facebook accounts. So this feature support all mobile devices that you can check your Facebook profile page before publish it.

First, login to your Facebook account though Facebook official app and go to the Profile page.

On your profile page, you will see three dots under your profile picture. Once you have tapped those three dots, the Profile Settings page opens. Tap on “View as” from the Settings list.

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Once you have tapped the “View as” option, the view as mode will activated. Then you can see a notice under the profile page as “This is what your profile looks like to: Public“.

Now you will able to view your profile as someone else in mobile.


How to View Your Profile as a Specific Person?

Now you already know how to view your profile as public. To view it as a specific person, click on “View as a specific person” at the top of the bar after turning your profile into a public view.

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Then type any name that you want to view your profile as. This is really helpful if you are hiding your profile from a specific person.

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Update: Unfortunately, this feature has been disabled by the Facebook development team because of security issues. Facebook engineers identify some attackers steal the access token using “view as” code, so instantly disable the feature of “view as specific person“. But you still can view your profile as public.

Final Word

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Sajith Herath

Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.