Top 5 Ways To Search For People On Facebook

Published by Timothy Olson — 11-6-2018 at 12:37 PM UTC


Here are the Top 5 ways to search for people on Facebook and find anyone anywhere in just a few seconds. Everyone knows that Facebook has become such a ubiquitous part of our world that it is almost guaranteed that everyone has a profile on Facebook.

If you have been looking for someone for years, Facebook can be a great way of tracking them down.  There are some very simple tools that you can use to make the process more accurate.

Top 5 Ways To Search For People On Facebook

Email: If you know someone’s email address, you can search by their email address to see if they have a Facebook profile. Most people have their profile set up to allow individuals to find them via their email address.

The very first thing you can try to do is to actually just use the search bar that Facebook provides at the top of every screen.  If you have any mutual friends with the person you are trying to track down, that person will probably appear in this simple form of search.

One Important Tip:

Don’t just hit return; actually click on the small magnifying glass at the end of the search bar. This will give you multiple choices. For example, type “Tom Jones” into the search bar and click on the magnifying glass.

Facebook will then give you all the Tom Jones on Facebook, including pages or groups associated with that name.  Look over to the left on the screen, and on that sidebar, you will see various search filters. Click on the one that says “people.”

People that live near you or have some type of connection to you will automatically be suggested to you by Facebook; however, you will probably need to continue searching using their search filters. The default filter is location. If you have an idea of the location of the person you are looking for, go ahead and type that location into the search bar.

More Tips To Try:

If this does not give you the results you were looking for, click on the “add another filter” button underneath the “location” button.  This gives you the option of adding both their educational history and / or the workplace of that person.  

If the person you are looking for has added either of this bit of information to their profile, than it should show up in this search.

This search method should work if you know basic information about the individual, but if you don’t you may have to try some more roundabout ways of finding that person.  

For example, if you only know their first name, and that they are friends with your friend Alison, you may have to track them down through your friend Alison’s profile.  

Go to Alison’s profile, and click on “friends” (not mutual friends, all friends). Then, type in the first name of the person you are looking for, such as “Henry.”  If Alison is friends with any Henrys on Facebook, this person’s profile should appear.  

Facebook is an excellent communication tool that has now connected almost every computer user in the world.  Through a little bit of effort, you should be able to use it to track anyone down. Keep these simple tips in mind when you search for people on Facebook the next time.


About Timothy Olson

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Welcome! My name is Timothy Olson. I have been working online since 2003 and currently I earn a full-time living from home. I became an Internet marketer by mistake, I got unemployed and had to figure out a way to pay the bills and put food on the table. When I started my "IM journey" I had no idea that Internet marketing could be so hard, 99% of the information out there is total B*** S***. There are no shortcuts to making money online. I have tried most of the "systems" available (including those that promise instant riches over night), and needless to say, they didn´t work. When I realized that list building is the key, things started happening for me. Today, I know a lot when it comes to SEO, email list building, blogging, affiliate marketing, traffic generation (free and paid) and earning a living from home in general. Earning a living from home takes a lot of hard work and determination (at least in the beginning). Eventually you will see results if you work towards your goal. The video by Zig Ziglar here below motivates and inspires me to work harder. Check it out!