How to Find a Facebook Account by Phone Number: 3 Ways

How to Find a Facebook Account by Phone Number: 3 Ways
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It should not be surprising that Facebook is today’s leading social media. It offers a wide range of communication features and an amazing user experience. The site’s primary purpose is to bring people closer, precisely by allowing you to find users in less than a few clicks.

Since Facebook is the most popular social media site, you can easily find any person. All you need to know is the name of the individual you are looking for.

However, not many users know that you can also find people on Facebook via their phone numbers saved on your mobile device. This is especially useful if they have a common name that brings up a lot of results, like Ryan Hubbert. For instance, you are looking for a relative, friend, or colleague on Facebook, and they are not found by their name. In such cases, you can easily look for their profile by syncing your phone contact book with Facebook.

This means that if you have the phone number of the person you are looking for, you can easily find their Facebook profile. This feature is available on both the official Facebook website and the mobile application.

In this article, we will learn how to find contacts on Facebook using only their mobile phone number.

What Are the Steps for Finding Facebook Account Using a Phone Number?

In this section, we will look into how you can find someone’s Facebook account using their phone number. The first method we will look into is by linking phone contacts with the Facebook mobile app. This method can be used on both iOS and Android device versions of the Facebook app.

Additionally, you need to note that this method will work only for new accounts. If you have an older account, there is a possibility that this method will not work for you.

Now, let us see how you can find someone’s Facebook account using their phone number:

The first step here is to save the phone number on your mobile device if you have not done this already. To save the phone number on your device, open the Contacts app on your mobile phone. Next, you need to tap on Add (+), where you need to enter the name and phone number of the person. Once done, click on Save.

Once you have saved the person’s phone number, you need to start the Facebook mobile application.

Log into your Facebook account. You need to enter your login credentials, like your phone number/email address and password. Once done, click on the Sign In button.

Navigate to the Menu icon and click on the Find Friends option. Here, you will be able to search for friends who are on Facebook. If you want to find someone’s Facebook account using their phone number, you need to enable the Your Friends Are Waiting feature.

After enabling this feature, you need to refresh the page by pulling it down.

Now, you will see the Facebook account associated with the phone number you have saved on your mobile device.

You can click on the Add Friend option if you want to add the person associated with the phone number as a friend. A friend request will be sent to the profile, and you will become friends once they accept your friend request.

When this particular feature is enabled, all your contacts will be synced to the Facebook application. Once you have found the person you are looking for and do not want your contacts to be synced with Facebook, you can turn this feature off.

This is the simplest method of finding a Facebook profile using a phone number. However, if the profile is not associated with the phone number, it may not appear in the search results.

The second method we will look into is using the Facebook search feature. This method is also the only way available if you only have the phone number of the person, not their name or face, to match. While most people do not know this, Facebook does allow you to look for any person on the site using their phone numbers. This method will work on mobile applications (Android/iOS) and web versions.

Now, let us see how you can find someone’s Facebook profile via the phone numbers using the search feature:

The first step is to log into your Facebook account via your laptop/computer or your mobile device. Once done, you need to navigate to the top-left corner of the screen (for computer and laptop devices) and click on the magnifying glass icon. For mobile apps, you will see the magnifying glass icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

Next, you need to type down the phone number associated with the person you are looking for. The search result will show you the profile to whom the phone number belongs.

For the best results, it is recommended that you also include the area code of the phone number. However, you do not have to worry about the formatting. Type down the entire phone number with no spaces and/or dashes.

What Are Some Other Methods to Find the Facebook Profile Associated With a Phone Number?

Yes, there are various other methods available that you can use to find the Facebook profile associated with any phone number. For instance, you can choose to ask the person directly for their Facebook username. While it sounds obvious, this method should be enough. You will not have to look for ways to link their mobile phone numbers with their usernames if you ask them.

Another great lookup approach is to look for other types of information the individual will share on the social media site. Most of us have uploaded our email addresses, current city, schools attended, etc.

If you can still not find the person you are looking for, it is time to rethink your strategy. There is a tool that can help you find what you are looking for. Let’s see more about it below.

How to Use SignalHire?

SignalHire is a professional contact-finding tool that will provide you with all the details you need using just a minimum of information. The platform can also be used as a Facebook profile finder.

To use SignalHire, you must download the extension for Google Chrome. The download link can be found on the official website. Using the extension is preferable because you can do your searches directly on your browser.

After downloading the extension, you will be redirected to the official SignalHire website.

Here, you can register using your LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google accounts. Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to the main interface.

While it was primarily created as a tool for marketing and recruitment, it can also be used for a wide range of other purposes, like finding someone’s Facebook profile using their phone numbers or emails.

After the registration process is completed, you must navigate to the screen’s top-right corner. Here, you need to tap the Extensions button.

Tap on the SignalHire option, which will pin the extension to your dashboard. Now, you need to click on it to access it.

Once done, you need to enter the phone number of the person you are looking for. Now, you simply must wait. After some time, you will see the relevant information of the person, like name, email address, Facebook profile link, and other links.

One of the most important aspects of this platform is that it is a foolproof way to find someone’s Facebook profile using only the phone number. Apart from Facebook, the tool can also be used to reveal contact information on other platforms like GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Therefore, it’s quite a powerful search tool.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are three ways to find a person’s Facebook profile using just their phone number. The first two methods described, in most cases, should be enough for the job. However, do not hesitate to use SignalHire if these methods do not work out for you.

Let us know in the comment section if there are any more ways to find the Facebook profile of any person using their phone numbers.


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Saman Iqbal

Saman is a law student. She enjoys writing about tech, politics and the world in general. She's an avid reader and writes fictional prose in her free time.

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