Have you ever wondered who’s been viewing your Facebook page? If so, you’re not alone. For years, this myth has circulated. The truth is, you do not have access to this sort of information. There aren’t any apps, tricks, or ways around it – there isn’t a feature that allows you to see who views your profile, sorry.
Now, with that being said, you can do a little extra work to see who’s been viewing your profile, especially when you notice a repeated ID. Login to your Facebook, right click, and look for view page source. Once you click on this option, a small window will open. Don’t be thrown off by the long list of codes, the next step is simple. Search by pressing Ctrl + F, type in ‘InitialChatFriends’ and look underneath the highlighted area.
You will see a section of IDs, which happen to correspond to other users. When you copy the ID (excluding any quotations), all you need to do is place the ID after Facebook’s URL. For instance, www.facebook.com/ID – ‘ID’ is where you’d insert the numerical sequence you just copied.
There have been a few developments in terms of certain apps and extensions, such as Google Chrome’s Profile Visitors for Facebook, but it does have its limitations. Although you will notice a new ‘visitors’ tab within your account, you will only be able to see those who have also installed this extension on Chrome, visiting your profile from the same browser. The more people who download this extension, the more effective it will be.
A Facebook Page, on the other hand, is meant for organizations, brands, and businesses. It’s a way to connect with others, sharing ideas, concepts, and even products. These pages are created and maintained from a personal account. If you wanted to develop a page, it would simply be an extension of your personal account.
Since Facebook Pages are public domain, your level of engagement is available, as long as you are the manager of that page. When you click on insights, you’ll see a ‘People’ tab. There you will see who your page has reached in terms of gender and location, but you can’t see who specifically views your page.