Maybe most of us are interested to see who is viewing our Facebook profile. While there are some apps, programs or extension claiming that they can track who are stalking you on Facebook, these are all scams and make sure that you don’t give any access to your account because it make compromise your Facebook privacy.
Unlike other social media, like LinkedIn, you can easily see who’s viewed your profile using the provided tool, but Facebook still not ready to show that feature, although many users wanted to have that.
Is there a way to find out who always viewing my Facebook profile?
While searching and finding a way to see who are checking Facebook profile or if it is possible, I came across in some popular way that are shared online.
Many videos with millions of views and popular pages, sharing the same instruction how to check who are viewing your Facebook profile, they use InitialChatFriendsList. This can be found when viewing the source code for your profile and the list of the numbers that follows is the list of ID’s that arranged from top which said the one who constantly viewing your profile.
I will tell you the truth this method is not exactly the list of people that are constantly viewing your profile, instead this is the list of friends that you have recently interacted with (in chat, message, comment thread).
Why I said this is not the list who recently check your profile? Because I tested it, I tell some of my friends to check my profile for some times and check if the list changed, it didn’t.
How to find InitialChatFriendsList
If you still wanted to check using the InitialChatFriendsList, I will share with you the steps.
Step 1: On your Facebook Profile, perform right-click in the empty area on the side, then select “View Page Source”
Step 2: It will open the page source of your profile, to find the list simple press CTRL + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac) and enter InitialChatFriendsList then press enter. You will be taken to the list of code which is Facebook ID’s of your friends.
Step 3: To convert these numbers into Facebook profiles, simply put this into browser address bar https://www.facebook.com/NUMBERID, change the NUMBERID with first group digit numbers that you find right after the InitialChatFriendsList, do not include the number after the hyphen (-).
If checking the source code, seems complicated to you, you can actually see this visually using the chat window. If you are using your Facebook in browser, you will see on the right side the list of friends. You can use this to observe who you constantly interact with like the InitialChatFriendsList.
All you have to do is turn off the chat and refresh your browser, then turn it back on again using the gear icon. The first friend that appears on the top is likely your friends that you recently chatted.
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