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What happens if you search someone on Facebook?

If you search someone on Facebook, they will likely know about it. Depending on the privacy settings of the person you are searching for, they may or may not be able to see your results. Additionally, if the person has opted out of having their information shared with Facebook, your search will not return any results.

Does the person you search get notified?

If you search someone on Facebook, they will likely get notified. However, if the person you are searching has not updated their profile picture or name since 2011, they may not be able to see your search. Additionally, if the person you are searching is not a friend of yours on Facebook, they will not be notified.

Can searching someone on Facebook help you find them in real life?

Yes, if you search someone on Facebook, they will likely know who you are. However, it's important to remember that not everyone uses Facebook and not everyone who does use Facebook will be online at the same time. Additionally, people can change their profile pictures and other information on their profiles so it's important to do your research before searching for someone. Finally, keep in mind that just because someone is online and using Facebook doesn't mean they're necessarily available to meet in person.

How accurate is Facebook's search function?

Facebook's search function is not always accurate. For example, if you type in the name of a friend who doesn't have a Facebook account, Facebook will likely return results for that person even if they don't have any posts or photos associated with that name. Additionally, if someone has changed their name on Facebook, their old name may show up in search results even if you're looking for their new name. Finally, keep in mind that people can remove content from their profiles (including posts and photos) at any time, so it's possible that some information about them that appeared in past searches won't be available anymore.

What are some privacy concerns with Facebook searches?

When you search someone on Facebook, their profile information (name, profile picture, and other public posts) will appear in the results. If you're searching for a person who is not a friend of yours, their friends' profiles may also appear in the results. This means that your friends could see your name and profile picture if they're friends with the person you're looking for. Additionally, if the person you're looking for has been removed from Facebook or deactivated their account, their profile information won't appear in the search results. However, any posts they've made since they were last active on Facebook will still be visible.

There are two ways to limit what appears in your search results: You can choose to only include people who are friends of yours on Facebook or people who are listed as "People You May Know."

If you want to keep all of your search results private (even if some of them are people you know), you can use our Private Search feature. When you use this feature, only people who have been added as Friends by yourself or by someone else whom you trust will be able to see your searches. Note that this doesn't mean that everyone who knows about your Facebook account can see your searches – just those people whose Friend requests have been accepted by you or by someone else whom you trust.

Finally, remember that even if someone's profile information isn't included in a search result, they might still be able to find out about it if they know where to look. For example, if someone shares a post from their personal page on Facebook with their network of friends (instead of just posting it publicly), those friends might be able to view it when they do a Google search for that post's title or author.

Can you search for people by interests on Facebook?

Yes, you can search for people by interests on Facebook. You can also search for people who are friends with someone else who you're interested in.

Is there a way to limit who can search for you on Facebook?

There is no way to limit who can search for you on Facebook. However, you can control who can see your profile and posts by setting privacy settings. You can also choose to hide your profile from certain people.

How does Facebook's algorithm handle searches?

Facebook's algorithm handles searches in a number of ways. First, Facebook tries to match the search terms with the content that is already on the site. If a user types "Donald Trump" into Facebook's search bar, for example, the site would show results related to Donald Trump, such as posts from his page or articles about him.

Second, if a user doesn't type any specific keywords into their search bar, Facebook will use its own proprietary algorithm to determine what content is most relevant to them. This can include things like their friends' posts and pages they've liked in the past.

Finally, if a user enters an exact phrase into their search bar (for example "2020 presidential election"), Facebook will only show results that are specifically about 2020 elections. This means that if someone were looking for information on this year's US presidential election, they wouldn't find anything on Facebook because it isn't specific to 2020 yet.

What other information does Facebook show when you search for someone?

When you search for someone on Facebook, the site will show you their profile picture, name, date of birth, and current city. Additionally, Facebook will also show any mutual friends that the person has with you. If you are searching for a specific person who is not currently on Facebook, the site will allow you to view their profile information if it is public or to add them as a friend if they are not private.

Are there any benefits to searching for people on Facebook?

There are a few benefits to searching for people on Facebook. First, if you're looking for a friend, Facebook will show you all of their friends' profiles. This can be helpful if you want to find out more about someone before meeting them in person. Additionally, if you're looking for information about someone, Facebook will show you posts they've made about that person and any pages they're affiliated with. Finally, if you're trying to sell something to someone who's on Facebook, being able to see their likes and interests can help give you an idea of what might interest them. Overall, there are plenty of reasons why it's beneficial to search for people on Facebook.