Facebook has been tightening its privacy policies from time to time for users to feel safe. All these actions are being taken to protect user data from hackers and spammers. Facebook provides users with an option to lock their profile from people they are not friends with and because of it, you cannot view a locked profile’s photos and posts. In this blog post, we will be explaining some loopholes using which you can view private Facebook profiles.
Facebook by default does not let you view profiles or posts of private profiles and because of which it becomes difficult to stalk the person you want. The methods explained in this article are just some tricks, it will work for some people and not for others.
How To View Private Facebook Profiles?
Before we go on to the methods of viewing private profiles on Facebook let me quickly explain to you how Facebook’s privacy works.
If a person has set their Facebook profile to private then only the friends of that person will be able to see their posts, so if you are not friends with someone who has a private profile then you will only be able to see their low-resolution profile picture and nothing else when you visit their Facebook profile.
Below are some of the methods you can try to view a private profile on Facebook.
Send A Friend Request
It is the easiest method you can try to view a private profile on Facebook. You can simply send a friend request to the person you want to stalk and if they accept your friend request you will be able to see all the photos uploaded by them, their tagged photos and also posts shared by them on their feed.
If you know the person you can also message them on Facebook and remind them how you know them so that they will be able to recognize you and accept your friend request. The only problem with this method is that if you don’t know the person there are very less chances that they will accept your friend request because people do not add unknown people to their Facebook friends these days to protect them from spammers.
Send Friend Request From A Fake Profile
It’s a risky way to view someone’s private profile on Facebook but if you do it right it will work for you. Making a fake profile on Facebook is very easy but making it appear as if it’s a real profile of someone is tricky. You should make such a fake profile on Facebook that looks real and for this, you need to first find a good name and I would suggest you pick the name of someone your target profile knows or is already friends with so that they won’t doubt much. Then you have to upload a few photos which you can take from any profile on Facebook and make sure your profile picture has a clear image.
There is a risk of getting blocked or reported in this method and if your account gets reported it will be disabled from Facebook but if this works, you will be friends with your target profile and will be able to see all their photos.
Using Facebook Tagged Photos Trick
There is a loophole in Facebook to view private profiles tagged photos, using which you can see the tagged photos of the target profile simply using the search bar in Facebook.
It can be called a bug on Facebook but it’s actually used to identify a person before sending them a friend request. To do this follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Open your Facebook profile.
Step 2: Now go to the search bar and type “Photos of (Name of person)”.
After searching this Facebook will show you all the results related to that person and the tagged photos of that person. You can scroll down and find the person you are looking for and see their tagged photos.
Become A Mutual Friend
It is the safest method to become friends with a person who is also a friend of the targeted profile. If you become a mutual friend of the targeted profile you will then be able to view their tagged photos in their profile and if they have set their account privacy to “Friends of friends” then you will be able to see all their Facebook photos and posts.
Using Third-party Apps
The last way is to use a third-party app to view someone’s private profile on Facebook. If it’s really important for you to stalk the targeted profile you can take the help of such apps. I would not recommend such apps because you need to enter your Facebook profile Id and password in these apps and it collects all your personal information.
Closure | View Private Facebook Profile
Facebook’s privacy policies have improved so much that it does not allow users to view private profiles on Facebook to protect users from stalkers. There are a lot of privacy settings that users on Facebook can use for keeping their personal information hidden. In this blog post, we have explained some methods using which you can view private Facebook profiles easily, you can try them out and I hope that it worked for you.
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