How To Search For A Specific Person On Facebook?

Last updated on August 12th, 2019 at 06:56 pm

How To Search For A Specific Person On Facebook

Facebook is an incredible tool for social marketing and a fantastic place to build connections with people around the world.  The channel is an ideal source to create your friend circle and to make you popular among billions of people.

Apart from extending a list of friends, sharing photos and videos to the people, generating ideas to develop a business on the channel or to launching and introducing a new brand through the platform, millions of people use Facebook to reconnect with friends and family.

Wondering why such a huge community uses Facebook to find people, then you should know the Facebook is the largest and most popular social networking site on the web today. The social networking site is not restricted to a few regions or locations as well as it is not dependent on a few users.

Millions of people are Facebook’s active users which makes its a powerful medium for finding people you might have lost contact with: friends, family, high school chums, military buddies, etc. The article with a few methods could help you to find the people you are looking for on Facebook.

1. Open Facebook:

You need to start with a basic step of logging on Facebook. Open your Facebook account by typing into the search bar, and press the enter key on your keyboard; doing this will directly navigate you on the newsfeed section. 

Open Facebook

But there is also a case that if you are not logged in already into your Facebook account, then you will be required to provide all the detailed credentials likes login ID as well as password which you have created while creating your account on Facebook.  Provide your details and then click on the “Login” button just located beside the password tab.

Open Facebook Website

2. Search The Specific Person By Name:

Click On Search Bar:

After now, go to the search bar located at the top of the page where you can find type the name of the person you are looking for.

Click On Search Bar

Click On Lens Icon:

When you start typing the name of the person, you will start getting suggestions just below the search tab. Once you are done with the procedure of writing the name, press the enter key on your keyboard or click on the “Lens” icon; doing this will give you a list of people with the same name.

Click On Lense Icon

3. Search For The Person From Your Friend’s List:

Another way through which you can find the specific person on Facebook is by looking him/her on your common friend’s list.

Go To Mutual Friend’s Profile:

Open Facebook and go to your mutual friend’s profile.

Go To Mutual Friend's Profile

Look For Friends Option:

There, click on the “Friends” option just located below your cover photo. Once you click on the option, you will be prompted with a list people added on his profile.

Look For Friends Option

There, you will see a few options like “Mutual friends,” “Recently added,” “Work” etc.  From these options, you can directly search for the person you are looking for.

Apart from such a huge procedure, you can also scroll down the list of friends where you can find the person if he/she is available there.

4. Search For The Specific Person By Company Page:

If you want to search for the person who works with you in your organization or had ever been affiliated with a company, you can find him/her by using Facebook’s company page.

Open Facebook:

Open Facebook and then look for the company’s page where you want to find the particular person who has worked with you or presently working with you.

Open Facebook Website

Look For The Person:

If the person is added onto the company’s Facebook page, then you will find the person on its followers’ page or in the friend’s list.

Look For The Person

Add Friends:

Once you find your friend whom you are looking for, you can add him/her in your friend’s list if you want to. You can do this by clicking on the “Add Friend” button (Blue Box).

Once you send a friend request to that particular person, he/she would be notified that you have sent them a request.

5. Search For The Person By Location:

Facebook also gives you an option to search a person by his/her location, which is a fantastic thing to do.

Type The Location Of The Person:

Here you can search the person by typing his/her name with his/her city where the person belongs to in the search bar located at the top of the page.

Type The Location Of The Person

Look For The Suggestions:

If the person has added his city in his bio section only then his name would appear on your page. You can also look at him in the suggestions’ section.

Look For The Suggestions

6. Search For The person In The Suggestions Section:

You can also search for the person in the “People You May Know”  link located at the right side of the page. There you will see potential friends and fan pages.

Search For The person In The Suggestions Section

By default, when you look for the particular topic or genre, the results appear from your list of contacts, your common friends, and from the circle of friends. Therefore, you can also look for the person in the “People You May Know” section where you will have the suggestions.

This gives you the option to view information from people who are not included in your contact list.

Facebook is an ultimate source of communication and connection, which can lead anyone at the highest peak of success. The channel gives multiple opportunities to every user and allows everyone to find what they are looking for. Either you want to look for the person from your company or want to find your schoolmate, you have many options to get the result.

But there is also a probability that you will not get to the person every time you look. Some people have a private account, and some people have put on some security features on their account; therefore,  you can face some little issues while looking for the specific person on Facebook.