How to Track Someone's Location on Facebook?

The accuracy may vary, but tracking someone's location on Facebook is possible. From their profile information to what they added in the past, you can find someone's location on Facebook.

Although some of the methods rely on Facebook's features, which the user can disable, our article will teach you how to track someone's location on Facebook. Read on to learn three effective ways to do this.

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Four Easy Ways to Track Someone's Location on Facebook

You can find someone's location on Facebook following the methods explained below. These methods involve using Facebook's own features and third-party tools such as a people finder. Here's how to utilize these methods to find someone's location on Facebook.

1. User Profile

Facebook allows its users to list their location. Users can enter where they live, including the places they previously lived. Even if they change location and update their profile, Facebook profiles automatically list where they lived in the past.

 You can check the user's address by going to their profile. If you're using the app, tap on [See (username)'s About Info] and scroll down to Places Lived. This will show where the person lives according to their Facebook profile, as well as past updates on their location. Since this is what the person listed on their profile, the details may vary.

 However, it's highly likely that you won't find their full address. Unless the person uses a business account and lists their home address on the profile, you won't discover their full address by checking their profile. Since most Facebook users choose to include city and state only, your investigation is likely to end there.

2. Instagram Account

Facebook and Instagram are owned by the same company. Therefore, users can link their Instagram accounts to their Facebook profiles. If the user has done this, you can check their Instagram profile to see if they included their location.

 Although this may only reveal basic details about their location, it can help you find out more to investigate their location further.

3. Share Live Location

While the above will give you a general idea of where the person might live, it won't reveal much other than city and state. A more precise way to track someone's location on Facebook is through the location-sharing feature on the Messenger app.

 However, it's not a feature you can enable to see the location of friends right away. It requires the user you want to track the location of to allow sharing their location with you on the Messenger app. If the person is a friend, you can message them to enable this feature so you can get live updates on their location.

 Since this (and the above, as users can hide their information) only works with people you are friends with on Facebook, you'll need to look for alternative ways to track someone's location if you're not friends with them.

4. Use a People Finder

Lastly, an accurate way to track someone's location is to use a people finder to get their address details. Since sharing live location isn't optional for most individuals wanting to track someone's location on Facebook, this is often the easiest way to do it.

 However, most websites that allow searching people's location usually present outdated information pulled from public records. We recommend using an up-to-date people lookup tool like to not waste time and get accurate results.

This website will also allow you to get more details about the person by entering their name, including other social media profiles and contact information. It's a tool that comes in handy when you want to investigate a person beyond their location.

The Most Accurate Method for Tracking Someone's Location on Facebook

Tracking someone's location on Facebook isn't the easiest. As with all other social media platforms, you will only discover basic details about their location by looking at their profile. If you want to learn more about their address, you'll need to go outside of Facebook and use a people lookup tool like the one mentioned above.

However, if you are friends with the person, you can ask them to share their live location. This will enable you to track their location in real-time. It's by far the most accurate way to track someone's location as it will show where they are, not just their home or business address.

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