How to find a person’s Facebook profile from an image

I figured out the other day how to find a person’s Facebook profile page from an image linked to that profile.

For example: say someone posts a photo from their Facebook page on an internet forum. The photo URL will look something like this:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs213.ash2/47632_591801253534_15302248_33857587_6862829_n.jpg

The member ID for the Facebook user is in that URL - it’s the group of numbers in bold, after the second underscore from the left. In my case, it’s 15302248.

So, in order to find the URL for that person’s Facebook profile, just go to http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=15302248.

There you go! It’s super easy… perhaps TOO easy. Everyone should keep in mind that they’re basically advertising their Facebook profile whenever they post a direct link to an image they uploaded to their Facebook account.


Posted on Jan 10, 2011 - 06:35 PM

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I have been trying this and it will not let me find the person I know it belongs to. More importantly, she has been stalking me and has changed her log in email to facebook and I cannot block her anymore. She has opened 4 more fb personna to continually spy on me and is asking common friends to spy on me. I need to find out out her login email address only. I don’t care to hack her. And if there is a phone number. she is borderline sociopath. Please help me. Her name is jackie anderson from claxton, ga and her profile pic at this moment shows her with reddish tousled hair/ ear to chin length. she is in what appears to be two white “wifebeaters” and has on bifocals and red lipstick. She has an illegitimate son with my husband and all of this was revealed to me after 14 years. She is the reason I am unemployed. She cooked up false charges and called corporate on me. I am in a nightmare. If you can help, it would be a blessing from God. I have gone to magistrate judge and asked for restraining order, but she lives in another county and I cannot get one. Please help.

By Deb Ward on Aug 14, 2011 - 08:37 AM


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I’m afraid I can’t do much about this person you know, Deb. This blog post is about finding a profile photo from an image URL, not about finding who’s stalking you.

What you could do, though, is report her to Facebook. Go to http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=798 and read the stuff there. Bullying and stalking on Facebook are not allowed, and Facebook may step in to do something about it.

Alternatively, have you considered deleting your Facebook account?

Best of luck,

Luke

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Aug 14, 2011 - 02:16 PM


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Luke,
Can you find a facebook profile if you recieve a photo via text on your phone some how?
Amy

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Jan 14, 2012 - 03:21 PM


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You can try the image into google image search for finding the name of the person.

By Techweda on Apr 16, 2012 - 01:45 PM


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Great Stuff Luke. This works!
Thanks

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on May 18, 2012 - 01:55 AM


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find him

By tim on May 21, 2012 - 05:30 AM


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dear romi plz contact me .
how r u nd where r u.
mahima jaiswal

By mahima on May 25, 2012 - 07:37 AM


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hey i want to find someone i have her pics only how can i found it by google images.
google images doesn’t show her pics..

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Jun 04, 2012 - 01:00 PM


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+233549615109

By Harrison bansah on Jun 23, 2012 - 07:54 AM


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By Rami on Sep 04, 2012 - 04:32 AM


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i doesn’t work anymore i can’t find out who is this

http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/534097_318072164945408_1967799448_n.jpg

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Sep 06, 2012 - 07:58 PM


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hi there,
i would like to find someone,the problem is i have got only his picture!
i tried to search him on tineye but to no result.
i have no any negative intention towards him,just want to know is he real..

thanks a million

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Sep 07, 2012 - 10:17 AM


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jennycoccia sister i cant forget her.she was my sponsor for studies when i was small.she gave me 3 photos n i have 2 greetings n 1 letter.but i like to thank her.i want to see her again in facebook.am janerajamalar

By jane on Sep 16, 2012 - 07:10 AM


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Doesnt work anymore the number format has changed

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Sep 30, 2012 - 12:59 PM


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what about old facebook pictures names like n1314073632_103495_9631 ?

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Mar 19, 2013 - 03:47 PM


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hey! ibe followed each step but it always redirects me to my own fb page :/

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Apr 16, 2013 - 02:09 PM


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The change in the number format is minor: it is now the number after the first underscore!

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on May 06, 2013 - 06:15 PM


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Hi
There’s a picture in my photo album and there’s this one person I can’t recongnize. And I want her facebook profile. But I don’t know her name. I just have her picture in my family album.
I asked all my family members and none of them seem top remember her.
Is there any way I can find her facebook profile or myspace or anything through a photo ?

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Jun 04, 2013 - 02:20 AM


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