How to See Who Viewed Your Facebook Post

Facebook is unquestionably one of the world’s most popular social networking platforms. What distinguishes the app from its competitors is its enormous popularity and ease of use. Facebook gives it all, from the free setup process to finding friends and sharing memes and posts. Their user-friendly UI and frequent updates have strengthened their status among people.

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Facebook posts stand out among the top features it has to offer. These posts are all about getting your friends or anyone in the app to join and speak up. This interaction enriches your news feed and overall experience.

Your posts are a reflection of how you are feeling at the time or what you wish to share with others. It might be anything from extensive paragraphs to photos and video clips. Ideally, people comment and voice their opinions and like and share your posts.

But isn’t it true that we constantly share content with a goal in mind? We want people to see it, react to it, and, if the message needs it, take appropriate action. But how can we tell whether our posts are hitting a wider audience?

Sharing and liking is one thing, but don’t you think having a clue how many people are viewing your post and who in particular is viewing your post will assist with better engagement? So, knowing who has viewed our Facebook post will help filter our content more wisely. Let’s see what the app has in store for us for this concern.

Is it possible to see who viewed your Facebook post?

Isn’t it always a source of interest to discover who has been peeking at our Facebook posts? Many people, for example, make their posts publicly visible. People can still see your posts irrespective of your privacy settings on Facebook, based on your account’s visibility.

However, can you tell who has viewed your Facebook post in specific? To address this point directly, Facebook does not offer a function that allows you to see who has viewed your post. If you upload content to your own Facebook page, you’ll have to trust others to like, share, and comment on your posts to figure out who has viewed your posts. However, if they see it and skim through it without engaging with the content, you will never know.

While we’re at it, we’d like to debunk some fundamental misconceptions regarding Facebook business page views. Many users wonder if they can find out who has viewed the post on their Facebook business page. We understand how bothersome it is, but we have no options but to bear with it until the app does something about it. We wanted to let you know that you can use Insights to see how your postings are performing in terms of statistics.

On your business page, the insights are in the top navigation bar. When you get there, you’ll see a brief snapshot of things like reach, likes, engagement, and even video views, among so many other things. However, again if individuals do not engage with your posts on the page, you will not discover who has viewed your post in particular; instead, you will receive broad statistics only.

Facebook stories are an exception

Now that we’ve established that Facebook’s viewing feature is missing, we can go on to another intriguing feature the platform has introduced: Facebook stories. They’ve evolved into a critical platform element, and if you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some scoring opportunities. We’ve always insisted on keeping our engagement as a core piece of our content. Believe us when we claim these stories’ form of content is your passport to better engagement of your posts.

Facebook stories are yet another way to post your content on the app. They are different from typical Facebook posts in that they’re not meant to linger all your life or until we remove them from your account. They stay for 24 hours before being automatically removed. Your Facebook stories allow you to be perfectly frank in your posts. People can like and comment on it as well, but what makes them distinct from typical feed posts is that you can see who has viewed your stories specifically.

The story format of content has captivated people and has become popular due to these exceptional properties. They display at the top of the news feed, making them easily noticeable to your viewers since posts can potentially be lost in the ocean of posts on the timeline. You can check who has viewed your stories by tapping on the eye icon at the bottom. If you want to know who has viewed your Facebook post, you can post them as stories to get your work done.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to find out how many individuals who aren’t my Facebook friends have viewed my post?  

There is no way for Facebook to tell you who has viewed your post, irrespective of whether or not they are your friends. If you don’t want them to see your posts, you may set the visibility of your posts to Friends instead of Public.  

Is it possible for others who aren’t Facebook friends to see my story? 

Unless you modify your privacy settings to Friends, anybody who isn’t a friend of yours can see your Facebook story.

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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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