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How to view your Facebook profile as another user

I always have this question in mind, what would my Facebook profile looks like when viewed by others? Or instead, a specific person? Like Mark Zuckerberg?

Of course, Mark Zuckerberg can view any Facebook profile he wants, even if you set privacy to Yourself Only. He’s the owner of Facebook!

Well, I found that testing the viewing of your profile can be done with using a specific user that you want.

For a start, let’s go through how you’d like to customize your profile settings :

From the menu on the top right, select Account -> Privacy Settings

Select Friends, Tags and Connections:

Double check your privacy settings, or if you’re not changing anything, look for the Preview My Profile… button :
Note that the hyperlink will go to : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?viewas=100000686899395

Going to that page actually shows how your profile GENERALLY looks to most people on Facebook.

Because that user is a test user, so like anybody else which is not your friend, they will see very limited information.

Now say you want to know what will your profile display to a particular user?
Get the user profile id, or user name, works both ways, and replace the test user id (100000686899395) in : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?viewas=100000686899395 with the user id you want to see.

For example, any one of this:


Should I customize a bit and let him see MORE of me?
Guess not. 🙂

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    1. June 4th, 2010 at 18:01 | #1

      Hey this is cool! Been a Facebook user for more than 2 years now and haven’t read anything about this. Thanks for sharing.

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