Do you know that, if you know a friend or family member’s phone number, you can find them on Facebook with ease? You no longer need to stress yourself searching for them by their names as most people no longer use their real names on Facebook.
Although this feature is not popular or well-known by most Facebook users. This write-up is therefore aimed at discussing as well as showing you the step-by-step guidelines to follow in order to find someone on Facebook by Phone number.
To search or find someone on Facebook using their mobile Phone number is not as tasking as you might think. It is, however, as simple as ABC and this is if the person you’re searching for on Facebook has connected their mobile Number to their Facebook account.
In other words, you can find someone on Facebook by their phone number if they have connected or associated the number with their account.
How to Find or Search Someone on Facebook by Phone Number
As earlier mentioned, you search for or find someone on Facebook using their mobile number is easy and fast compared to searching for a user via their name.
This is because the user you are searching for might be sharing the same name with more than ten people and it is quite stressful. Some users don’t make use of their real pictures on Facebook.
However, you can simply input their phone number on the search box and the user’s Facebook account will be displayed on your screen.
You can either search for someone on Facebook by Phone number online or via the mobile app. Below are, therefore, the steps to follow.
Step by step method on how to find someone on Facebook by phone number online:
- Open any of your web browsers on your PC or Computer.
- Visit the official website of Facebook @ www.Facebook.com.
- Login to your Facebook account
- Once you have successfully logged in to your Facebook account.
- Tap on the search engine at the top of the page.
- Enter the 10 digits number of the user you are searching for.
- Click on the search bar and the result of your search will be provided.
If the phone number you have searched for is connected to the user’s Facebook account, you will be provided with the user’s Facebook account profile and details.
You can proceed to add the user but if not, you can search for the User using his or her other number.
Step to Find Someone on Facebook by Phone Number Using the Mobile App
- Download and install the Facebook App on your Android or iOS device.
- Open the app and sign in to your account.
- Click on the search icon in the upper right corner of the App.
- Enter the 10-digit number of the person you are searching for.
- Click on the search bar for results.
The user’s Facebook account you are searching for using their mobile number will appear on your mobile device screen.
If you were able to find the user, you can add the person or try searching using him or her other number if not found.
Why Can’t I Find Someone on Facebook Using their Mobile Number?
If you are unable to find someone on Facebook using their Mobile this might be due to the fact that, the user in question might not have connected their Mobile Number to their Facebook account.
Most times, people tend to connect their email addresses to their Facebook accounts instead of using their phone numbers and this is due to the high rate of fraud in our world today.
Although the main reason why Facebook wants users to add their mobile number is to provide their account with extra security. And also enable other users to locate them, there are disadvantages and advantages to this things.
Meanwhile, another reason why you might not be able to find or locate a friend or family member on Facebook by their phone number.
It is that the person might have placed a restriction on who can search for them using their mobile number and also hide their Mobile number from the general public.
If you however happen to fall under the category of people restricted to search for them via their phone number. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find or locate such a person by phone number on Facebook.
Unless you search for such a user using other methods like their Profile name or if the person decides to remove the restriction and set it to everyone.
Anyone on Facebook including you, who have the person’s phone number, will then be able to search and find them via their phone number.