How to Find a Facebook Account by Phone Number?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Find a Facebook Account by Phone Number?

Are you trying to find someone’s Facebook account but don’t know their name? You might be able to do that if you know their phone number.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Facebook on your device
  2. Select the search bar at the top (magnifying glass icon)
  3. Type in the phone number and the area code
  4. Press Enter
  5. Select “See all results

You may not find the person you’re looking for, but this is the only way to find a Facebook account using the phone number.

Keep reading for a more detailed guide about this!

1. Click on the search box

Facebook website on a computer showing the search box in the top-left corner highlighted in red
Facebook website on a computer showing the search box in the top-left corner highlighted in red

Firstly, open Facebook and look in the top-left corner for the search box tab. Click on it and continue with the guide!

2. Type in the phone number

Facebook webpage showing the search box filled with a phone number
Facebook webpage shows the search box filled with a phone number

After you click the search box, type in the phone number belonging to your friend or the restaurant you’re looking for.

You don’t have to put dashes or anything else because the formatting doesn’t matter. Press Enter to start the search!

3. Select “See all

Facebook search results page showing the "See all" button highlighted in red
Facebook search results page showing the “See all” button highlighted in red

Once you press Enter, you’ll see all the different search results. If you can’t find the person, you’re looking for in those first three results, select “See all” for an extended list.

Look through the list until you find your friend; if you can’t find them, they’ve set their account to Private.

Why Can’t I Find Someone’s Facebook Profile Using the Phone Number?

Based on the actual tests I did, it’s unlikely that you’ll find someone’s profile on Facebook using their phone number.

That’s because:

  • Not many people publicize their phone numbers on Facebook
  • The algorithm doesn’t recognize the phone number
  • That person has made their account information private

However, there is no other way to find someone’s Facebook profile using their phone number. This is the only way, albeit not guaranteed.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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