How to Track Location of Someone’s Facebook Account

Track Location of Someone’s Facebook Account: Tracking someone’s live location and IP address is no longer challenging. In fact, we live in a world were tracking the location of a user can be done through a simple app.

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Location tracking comes in handy when you have someone harassing you on social media or sending you inappropriate messages. The crime investigators rely on social networking sites to track the exact location of the user.

So, do you want to trace a user on Facebook?

OR Would you like to know their IP address and the current location they have been messaging you from?

The good news is it can be done with Facebook Location Tracker by iStaunch and Facebook Messenger.

However, Facebook location tracking is only possible when your target user has an active account of 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 Facebook user, it is possible that someone could be tracing your location as well. There is no denying that the Messenger app 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 who they have only interacted with over the internet.

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

To track location of someone’s Facebook account, open the Facebook Location Tracker by iStaunch. Type the FB profile link in the box and tap on the Trace button. That’s it, next you will see the live location of the user on Google Map.

Facebook Location Tracker

Also Read: How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile?

2. Tracking 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.
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  • Tap the blue colored Location icon.
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’.
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  • 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

3. 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.

4. Third-party 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 in the tracking box to extract their current location.


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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