How to Track Location of Someone’s Facebook Account

Tracking someone’s live location and IP address on social media is no longer a challenging task. In fact, we live in a world were tracking the location of someone’s social media account can be done through a few simple steps. Location tracking comes in handy when someone harassing you online or sending you inappropriate messages. The crime investigation department mostly relies on social networking sites to find the exact location of people.

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If you are an avid Facebook user, you might already know the basic features of this social media platform. However, there are a quite few features that are not known to most of the users.

For example, people do not know about the built-in location check-in feature that allows users to check someone’s Facebook location for free. You might also have noticed that post has a location option where people can display their location while posting.

So, it is quite easier for people to track location of someone’s Facebook account by checking their recent posts and stories.

However, there is a downside to this approach.

It isn’t mandatory for users to display their location in Facebook posts. Most of the users leave this location area blank or sometimes they completely turn off the location tracking feature.

Now the question is, how can you track the location of the Facebook account that keeps the location area blank or completely turned off the location settings?

Well, you can use Facebook Location Tracker by iStaunch to track the location of someone’s Facebook account in real-time on Google Map.

The good news is you can also find the IP address from Facebook with the help of Facebook IP Address Finder by iStaunch and Messenger.

However, Facebook location tracking is only possible when your target user has an active account on Facebook. For example, parents can easily track their child’s location to know if they are in safe places.

As Facebook allows users to track the location of another user, it is possible that someone could be tracing your location as well. There is no denying that Messenger is associated with a higher risk than a user could imagine.

Things get even more complicated for Facebook users who have a large number of social friends with who they have only interacted over the internet.

If you want to track the location of someone’s Facebook account then you will love Facebook Location Tracker by iStaunch tool.

In fact,

Here you will also find different methods to track someone’s location on Facebook for free.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to Track Location of Someone’s Facebook Account

You don’t need to be a technical expert to track the location of a user on Facebook. The process is pretty simple.

Let’s have a look at all possible ways to do that.

1. Facebook Location Tracker by iStaunch

Open the Facebook Location Tracker by iStaunch tool on your phone. Enter the Facebook profile link or username in the given box and tap on the Track Facebook Account button. Next, just select a live location option, and you get to see your Facebook friend’s current location on Google Maps.

Facebook Location Tracker

Related Tools: Facebook IP Address Finder & Facebook Phone Number Finder

2. Facebook IP Address Finder by iStaunch

  • Visit the Facebook IP Address Finder by iStaunch from your browser.
  • Enter Facebook account username or page link whose location you want to track.
  • Solve the captcha code and tap on the Find IP Address button.
  • Next, you will see the IP Address of Facebook account.
  • Enter IP Address in the IP Address Tracker and you will see the location of Facebook account.

3. Track Location using Facebook Messenger

Messenger offers an option for users who would like to trace their messenger friends in person. The users can share their current location with their Messenger friends and keep them up-to-date about their whereabouts.

Here’s how you can:

  • Initiate the conversation with your Facebook Messenger friend to track their location.
  • Click on the four dots displayed right at the bottom.
track location of facebook account
  • Tap the blue-colored Location icon as shown in the below image.
track location of facebook account
  • Allow location access to share with your friends.
track location of facebook account
  • Next, choose the ‘Start Sharing Live Location’.
track location of facebook account
  • Your location will be sent to the person you have initiated the conversation with.
  • There is a good chance the target user will reply with their location.
track location of facebook account

4. Location Tags & Hashtags

Another way to find your friend’s location is by checking all their Facebook stories. Users tend to share their address and current location in the hashtag form on their stories and Facebook posts. You can collect their address by checking their stories regularly.

You only have to click the hashtag that suggests the user’s location. As soon as you click ‘Show Location’, you will be redirected to Google Maps where you can locate their address.

The trick may not help you know the current location of the user since the last time the user posted a photo could be of a different location than their actual address. But, the method is still worth a shot.

5. Third-Party Facebook Location Tracking Apps

If you are unable to track the target user’s location through the above-listed methods, then try the ultimate approach i.e. Third-party location tracking apps. Make sure these apps can result in a breach of the user’s privacy. It is only advised when the user is harassing you or sending threats on social media.

There are many Facebook location tracking software and apps available online. You could copy the Facebook profile of the user and paste it into the tracking box to extract their current location.

Conclusion

As mentioned above, tracking the location of a Facebook user isn’t challenging as long as you are friends with the target user. Make sure you don’t track the IP address or location of a user for illegal purposes.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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