How to See Someone’s Hidden Friend List on Facebook (See Hidden Friends)

Facebook users often lock or hide their friend lists to restrict everyone, including their friends from peeping into their friend list. People usually want to keep their friends and activities hidden, and that’s why they prefer limiting the people who can see their friends and activities on social media.

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However, as humans, it is our curious nature that makes us want to see someone’s friends on Facebook.

But if someone’s friend list is hidden, there are a few tricks that work and you can make the most of it.

In this guide, you’ll learn why do people hide their friends list on Facebook and all possible ways to see friends list on Facebook if hidden.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to See Someone’s Hidden Friend List on Facebook

1. See Hidden Friends by Identifying Facebook Mutual Friends

The first and easy method to find hidden friends on Facebook is by identifying mutual friends.

Here’s how you can:

  • Open the Facebook app on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Find the profile of Facebook user whose hidden friends you want to see.
  • Click on any image the user uploaded and copy the number after “fbid=”
  • Paste https://www.facebook.com/search/[xyz]/friends in a new tab and replace [xyz] with the copied number.
  • Hit the enter button and you will see private friends list on Facebook.

Video Guide: How to Find Facebook Hidden Friend List

2. See Hidden Mutual Friends on Facebook

  • Open Facebook and log in to your account.
  • Find the profile ID of the hidden friend’s account.
  • Also, collect the ID of other accounts or mutual friends.
  • Insert the IDs in this URL: https://www.facebook.com/target_name/Friends?and=Friend_of_target
  • As you enter this compiled URL in the search bar, you can see hidden mutual friend on Facebook of these two users.
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3. Facebook’s Hidden Friends Finder

With this approach, you can identify the close friend list of an individual on Facebook. But you need to have at least one shared link with the person whose friend list you intend to view.

With the Friend Finder Page, you can see the mutual friend list between that individual you are targeting and the common link that you share.

  • Login to Facebook and search for the ‘Friend Finder Page’.
  • As you keep scrolling the page, you will come across the mutual friends section.
  • Now, find the name of the individual whose friend list you want to see. You can see the person you both mutually know.

4. Graph Search

If you want to find the find list of a certain individual, you can make the most of the Chart Search feature from Facebook.

For example, let’s say that you want to view the hidden friend list of Mark who resides in California and works at Facebook.

Then you should input ‘people working at Facebook and living in California’ in the search bar. This will give you a list of individuals who can possibly be on Mark’s friend list.

This Facebook feature filters individuals based on the keywords that you insert.

5. Facebook Friend Mapper Extension

For this approach, you need to first install the Friend Mapper extension to your web browser. It is a very efficient and automated method of finding the hidden friend list of your targeted individual.

  • Go to Google Chrome and install the Facebook Friend Mapper extension.
  • Now log in to your Facebook account, head over to the targeted individual’s account and enable the extension.
  • Once done, you will have another tab ‘Reveal friends’ available.
  • When you click on the tab, the extension automatically starts scanning data and gives you the entire friend list.

Final Words:

These are some very easy tricks that can help you view someone’s hidden Friend lists on Facebook. You can try and experiment with each of these to identify which method suits you best.

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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.