Who Sees My Facebook Profile

Who Sees My Facebook Profile: Back in March 2010, I composed a post called Be cautious of "Who Seen My Profile" Apps on Facebook. It's still one of my top five saw blog posts, with more than 4,400 web page sights in the past month alone. So it's undoubtedly a subject of great rate of interest to people.

Who Sees My Facebook Profile


Exactly what's strange is that despite the fact that the short article plainly mentions that there are no applications readily available that allow you see who viewed your profile, most of its viewers still post comments asking who can watch their profile. And rarely does a week pass that I don't likewise get that concern on the T4L Facebook page and using email.

Perhaps people assume something has actually transformed in the last three years. So let me be clear: There is NO OTHER WAY for you to figure out who has seen your account on Facebook. Right here is Facebook's response to this concern in their Assistance Center.



Every now and then I also obtain a comment from someone that they have evidence that Facebook does give this capability because they looked at someone's profile and afterwards obtained a message or buddy request from that person. I never ever see the details evidence they're describing, so I can't talk about what they assume they're seeing. I assume it's possible that if you check out somebody's profile a whole lot, your name will certainly appear a whole lot extra in places like the ticker or mutual friends' checklists, but that's an unlike revealing someone exactly who has actually been taking a look at their account, when and also just how frequently.

Now, I'm the very first person to be cynical concerning any kind of claim Facebook makes regarding appreciating their individuals' privacy (check out my current series on Facebook as well as Personal Privacy). However I truly believe Facebook in this instance and think they will never ever permit this performance-- because it would not remain in their best interest to do so.

I believe there are great deals of people that make use of Facebook primarily to check out profiles and also images of other people, specifically those they're interested in or have actually broken up with or that are currently seeing people they have actually broken up with. Currently, if Facebook were to start allowing individuals to see that had taken a look at their accounts, a lot of individuals could quite possibly erase their accounts as well as quit utilizing FB completely because they don't intend to be caught tracking. As well as because there seems to be some evidence that Facebook is currently starting to lose individuals, particularly among the more youthful set, they're not mosting likely to do something that will certainly drive even more individuals away when that feature has no certain value to the company itself.

So in addition to re-confirming that you could not see who watched your profile, please consider this article one more advising never to click on any type of link that claims it will assist you do simply that. If you do, you're opening the door to having your account hacked and also therefore dealing with real threats to your personal privacy.