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Does facebook allow people to see who viewed them?

Asked by f4a (601 points ) May 9th, 2009

if you search a person in facebook, you can not view them and their friends if you are not log in. if i make an account and logged in, i will be able to see that person’s account. will that person see that i viewed his/her account? will that person be able to trace or track who viewed his/her account? will that person know how many times his/her account was viewed?
does facebook allow people to see who viewed them?

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casheroo's avatar

Facebook does not allow you to see who has viewed your profile, nor how many times they have viewed it.

Tobotron's avatar

casheroo is right there’s no tracking function on Facebook…the only way someone can tell if your online is if your on their friends list and your both logged into FB chat.

elijah's avatar

No, your ex will not know you are stallking them ;)

f4a's avatar

@elijah, nope, i have no intention of stalking anyone. they stalk me, not the other way around.

dynamicduo's avatar

There is no way to know who has viewed your profile, let alone how many times. Facebook’s servers could possibly retain this data for a short period of time, but as far as I can tell there is no way to access it. Even with the increasing police use of Facebook, I don’t think there’s been an occurrence of what you are asking about.

bythebay's avatar

Somewhere in the Fluther archives there’s a thread about this; and someone new of an application whereby you could see who accessed/viewed your Facebook account.

***Edit: Evidently there are some services that allow you to pay to view IP addresses, however they are not permanent apps since that would violate FB privacy policies. So, it sounds as though you are free to stalk.

hearkat's avatar

There is no guarantee that you will be able to see their profile or friends list once you have an account… the individual has privacy settings that can be set so only their ‘friends’ can see certain things. Even the friends can be restricted to access only particular parts of a profile.

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