How to see friends like on Facebook
Of all the social networks that you frequent every day, Facebook is definitely your favorite, especially when you are present most of your friends. Precisely for this reason, you are driven by a strong curiosity: you would like to know more about the activity that the people that you know within this social network perform. In particular, from the moment a person you care about is registered, you would like to know if you can see the activity that takes place on the platform.
Well, if things are actually this way, you have to say that you are a really curious person! However, know that what you are trying to discover is absolutely possible: there are several activities that can be seen by everyone on Facebook and not only by friends, as they are completely public. In particular, if what you are trying to do is to see the I like that a person puts, through Facebook, you know you can achieve this purpose. You can in fact see the likes I put on posts, photos, pages, in the profiles of people or groups, if it were public content. Please also note that you can see this content that I have listed even if the person is not on your Facebook friends list.
How do you say? Is this exactly what you are trying to find out? Very well, then I absolutely recommend you take a few minutes of free time, to get comfortable and pay close attention to the instructions that I will provide in this tutorial. In the course of this guide I will explain step by step how you can act directly through the internal search engine of the site to see the likes of a person on Facebook. I’ll also talk about some browser extensions that allow you to view this Facebook content in no time. Are you ready to start? Yup? Very well: then let’s get to work immediately!
Index – How to see friends like on Facebook
See the likes of a person on Facebook
Extensions to see a person’s Facebook likes
See the likes of a person on Facebook
The first method that I want to point out to see the likes of a person on Facebook is really simple, from the moment it provides for the use of the social network itself. This procedure can also be done in the same way from any computer and operating system, as only a browser is required for browsing the Internet, such as Google Chrome or Safari.
The first thing you need to do is, therefore, open the program that you usually use to browse on Facebook, or more generally to surf the Internet, and type in the facebook.com address bar, in order to go to the official website of the famous social network network founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Then, log in with your data, typing in your text fields your email address (or your phone number) and your password and click on the log button to go forward.
When logged in, you must identify the profile of the person you want to find out i like, get his ID (an identified code associated with each Facebook profile) and use the internal search engine of the social network to see the likes that the person has put on post, photos, videos etc. Once the theory is understood, let’s get to work and see how to do this in practice.
Click, then, on the search bar of Facebook (top), type the name of the person you would like to discover the likes and send. On the page with the search results, click on the name of your interest to view its profile.
Now you should be on the profile page of the person you want to find out about. To achieve your purpose, and then view the complete list of its likes, you have to go back to the user ID: the code that, as I mentioned a little while ago, uniquely identifies the person on the social network.
To trace the ID of the user whose profile you are viewing, click on the browser’s address bar and copy the URL present in it (eg https://www.facebook.com/zuck in the case of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook). Then, connected to the Internet site Find your Facebook ID, paste the URL you have just copied from your browser in the bar located in the middle of the screen and presses the button Find numeric ID.
A page will open with the user ID of the person whose profile you viewed. In the case of Mark Zuckerberg, the ID code is equal to 4 (if you were wondering, the first three social network user codes were exploited for testing purposes). If some steps are not clear to you, check out my specific tutorial on how to find the Facebook ID.
The most is done! Now you just have to open a new browser tab and type one of the following addresses to view the likes of the people whose ID you have just discovered.
- https://www.facebook.com/search/ID/stories-liked to view the posts you like (instead of “ID” you have to enter the user ID).
- https://www.facebook.com/search/ID/photos-liked to view the photos you like (instead of “ID” you have to enter the user ID).
- https://www.facebook.com/search/ID/videos-liked to view the videos you like (instead of “ID” you have to enter the user ID).
- https://www.facebook.com/search/ID/pages-liked to view the pages you like (instead of “ID” you have to enter the user ID).
If the pages that I have just listed should be non-existent or should refer to the main page of Facebook, try to change temporarily the language of the social network in English. To do so, click on the arrow icon located at the top right (in the blue social network bar) and select the Settings item from the menu that opens.
On the next page, select the Language icon from the left sidebar, click on the edit option that is next to the What language do you want to use on Facebook? Choose English (US) from the drop down menu View Facebook in this language and presses the button Save changes to apply the changes.
At this point you should be able to see the pages with the likes that I have previously reported. Next, you can reset the use of the Italian language on Facebook by returning to the settings menu (Settings), selecting the Language from the left sidebar and setting the Italian option from the drop-down menu What language do you want to use Facebook in?
There is also a procedure that you can perform, always through Facebook, to see the likes that a person puts on public pages. In this specific case, however, it is required that the person is part of your friends within the social network and that has set with privacy Publish the section about the likes I put on the Facebook pages.
To view this information, you first need to type the person’s name in the Facebook search bar and press the Enter key from the computer keyboard. Once you have identified the person you want to see me like, in relation to Facebook pages, you have to click on the Information entry in your profile. Then scroll down the screen until you see the Like section.
The procedures described above can also be implemented from smartphones and tablets, but not through the official Facebook app for Android or iOS, but through the Web version of the social network accessible via browser.
What you need to do, therefore, is to start the browser you usually use to browse the Internet on your mobile device (eg Chrome on Android or Safari on iOS), log in to facebook.com and follow the directions I gave you in this tutorial.
Extensions to see a person’s Facebook likes
If you want to see the likes on a person’s Facebook, you can also take advantage of some browser extensions, which automate and speed up the “manual” procedure that I explained to you in the previous chapter of the tutorial.
Advanced Search For Facebook (Chrome)
If you use the Chrome browser, you can speed up the procedure to see the likes of a person on Facebook by installing the ASF extension (Advanced Search For Facebook), which is completely free and is very simple to use.
To install ASF on your computer, open Chrome, connected to this page of the Chrome Web Store and click first on the Add button and then on the word Add extension that appears at the top.
At this point, open a new browser tab and visit the Facebook profile of the person you want to find out like. Then click on the ASF icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome toolbar and presses the Add profile button, in order to allow the add-on to detect the user ID of the visited profile.
Mission accomplished! Now, scrolling the extension panel, you just have to click on the buttons Photos liked by [name], Videos liked by [name], Posts liked by [name] and Pages liked by [name] to view photos, videos, posts and pages to which the selected user has put likes.
To use the extension with another person’s profile, you will first have to click on its icon and press the Remove profile button (at the top right of the box that opens), in order to “forget” the add-on the profile set previously.
Secret Revealer for Facebook (Chrome / Firefox)
Another extension I want to talk to you about is called Secret Revealer for Facebook; as you can already imagine from the name, it is an add-on that allows you to view in detail, on a single screen, some information of a person on Facebook. This extension can then be easily used to see the likes of a person within the social network, even if this is not among our friends.
The extension is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and can be installed completely free on both browsers.
That said if you want to download give the extension in question on Google Chrome browser, the first thing you need to do is connect to the page of the Chrome Web Store of this. Then click on the Add button and then on the label Add extension. Instead, if you want to use Secret Revealer for Facebook via Firefox, you have to connect to the Mozilla Addons page and install the extension by clicking on the Add to Firefox entry and then on the Install button.
Once you have installed the extension on the browser I’ll explain in the following lines how to use it to see the likes on a person’s Facebook.
Using the extension on Google Chrome the first thing you need to do is log in to the social network and, from the main page, click on the internal search engine, typing the name of the person you are interested in and pressing the Enter key from the keyboard your computer.
Once you have identified the person you want to see me like, click on his name to view his Facebook profile. At this point, you need to click on the extension icon at the top of your browser to start it.
Now to view a series of information about the person on the social network you have to click on the Search button you can see in the Search Target Profile section and then click on the Start button.
Once you have done this procedure you just have to press the Go button that you can see located at the various menu items related to the General info section. For example, you can see the pictures I like (Liked Photos) the pages (Liked Pages) and the videos (Liked videos) to which he liked, or even the places on Facebook that the person has placed me like (Liked Places). All this information you have displayed is public; you can then see them even if the person is not present among your friends on the social network.
The Mozilla Firefox browser version of Secret Revealer for Facebook is just as functional to see the likes I have put on Facebook. The only limitation is the ability to display only some information, to a lesser extent than the version for Google Chrome.
After having installed it on your browser, and having gone on the profile of the person of your interest within the social network Facebook, you will have to click on the icon of the extension you can find in the bar at the top of the browser.
So first, click on the Reveals User ID Profile button and then click on the Reveals Liked Images button, if you want to see the images you like “like”. I remind you that all the information you will see will be absolutely public; you will not in any way violate the privacy of the person, using this extension.
Note: since unofficial extensions can always represent a potential risk for privacy (as they have permission to access the data of the websites visited, in this case Facebook), after using them I suggest you uninstall or disable them. If you do not know how to delete extensions from Chrome or how to delete extensions from Firefox, read the tutorials I’ve dedicated to these procedures.
How to see friends like on Facebook