How to Know Who Looked at Your Facebook Profile

It sounds tempting. Many times we are interested to know who is looking at our profile. This is just a human nature to be curious about those who are curious about us! Is it possible in Facebook?

Well, in some social sites they allow you to see who is viewing your profile (for example, LinkedIn). For Facebook, it appears that some apps are just claiming that you can see who is viewing your profile. Some people might be tricked enough to believe that they will find this out without knowing Facebook’s privacy policy.

facebook_watchingIn a single word, it is not possible. If this were the case, people would have been cautious and Facebook probably would not be able to retain its “informal” ambiance. LinkedIn may allow this to happen because the social site is more “formal” and “professional” in nature. Thus, it is quite possible that professionals don’t feel the panic of others seeing their profile in LinkedIn. In fact, Facebook does not allow its members to trace this information on who is visiting friends’ profiles, nor it seems possible through third party applications. Some apps seem to be scams that may actually stress you with spams, if not more trouble like hacking your Facebook profile or sending you spam advertising to mobile phones.

Interestingly, Facebook has a section in their Help menu that reads “Common Myths About Facebook” (click here to visit). Under the menu, the answer to our question can be found. It says, “No, Facebook doesn’t let people track who views their Timeline. Third-party apps also can’t provide this functionality. If you come across an app that claims to offer this ability, please report the app.

We need to be careful about Facebook apps that seem too good to be true.


About 1mmarketing

Working as Associate Professor, School of Business, United International University, Bangladesh; a North-American graduate, with doctoral studies from UUM, Malaysia; cherishing a wide-view of the world, with multiple interests in culture, people, traveling, and specifically marketing science. I have a colorful and diversified background with a blend of corporate experience, research, consulting, training, public speaking and teaching. I love to write about marketing issues that affect our lives, and talk about its direction that would promote the greatest human welfare.
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