Facebook search: The Complete Tutorial
Facebook is one of the well known social networks where people come together to share interests and beliefs.
If you want to find out how to do a Facebook people search then you can go through this guide. It will help you
with tips you can use when looking for people
Looking for People on
Do you want to know how to do a Facebook people search? The
first thing you need to know about looking for
people on social networks is that you have
to have an account so that your search can be easy.
So the first thing you have to do if you don’t have an account
is create one (sign up) and if you have one you just have to sign in/login. Once you login then you are ready to do
your search .
Searching Through Find Friends Page to Find
The first place that
you can try when searching is the ‘find friends’ page.
Here you will get a chance to look for people by hometown, country, school, company and mutual
Next to this is
usually a long list of people (names + pictures) that you can look through. When you enter a school or hometown
then on the right will be the people on FB that went to the school or that live in that
You can choose to use any of the options when
doing this search.
Advanced Search 2.2 Beta to Find People on Facebook
Another method you can use if you want to
know how to do a Facebook people
search is using Facebook advanced
search 2.2 beta. You first have to install this application before you can use it. Once it has been installed
successfully then you can use it. Login to your account and choose the advanced search 2.2 beta option to see
a page like the one below.
You can then choose
the find people option to proceed with your lookup.
You can search using the name, address or age
(date of birth). You don’t have to fill in all the spaces (search field). Actually you have a better chance of
finding someone if you don’t fill in all the fields.
You can also choose to search from
any of the options given (groups, applications, web, MySpace, posts and band or business or celebrity pages). They
all give you information you can use.
The results or information you get
from this search is not just data on people who use the advanced search only. It retrieves information on anyone
who allowed or agreed that search engines and other web directories can access their information.
So if the person you want chose not
to be viewed or be accessible to other searchers then you will not get any data from this search or any
other search on Facebook.
I hope this guide on how to do a
Facebook people search will help you as you search for people on FB. Feel free to leave a comment below.
When looking for people on
Facebook, people usually use the search bar that is at the top (when you enter your Facebook page). There you
just enter the person’s name (or nickname, username) and search. The results will include all the people who use
that name. You can then go through that list to find the one you want.