On Facebook, your profile can appear different to your friends and to the rest of the platform due to its privacy options. If you want to see how you’ve configured these settings or just curious as to what a stranger can see, here’s how you can view your own profile as someone else.
If you’re using a computer, go to Facebook.com and log into your account. Once the site loads, click on your profile icon at the top right to head to your profile. Then, click on the triple dotted icon on the far right next to “Edit Profile” and select “View As.” Facebook will then immediately load a preview of what someone who isn’t friends with you would see based on your profile and tagging settings.
If you’re using Facebook’s app, launch it and then tap on your profile icon at the top left of your home screen. Once your profile loads, tap on the triple dotted icon next to “Edit Profile,” then tap on “View As.” Facebook will then show you a preview of what someone who isn’t friends with you would see based on your profile and tagging settings.
If you don’t like what you see, you can change what’s displayed to strangers through Facebook’s profile and tagging settings page. To access this page via Facebook’s desktop site, go to your profile, click on the triple dotted icon on the far right, and select “Profile and Tagging Settings.” If you’re on the app, go to your profile, tap on the triple dotted icon next to “Edit Profile,” then tap on “View Privacy Shortcuts.” From there, tap on “See More Privacy Settings,” scroll down, and select “Profile and Tagging.”
In either case, you can review what strangers see after you’ve made your changes by tapping or clicking on “Review what other people see on your profile” near the bottom of the page.
By following these steps, you can see your Facebook profile as someone who isn’t friends with you and adjust your privacy settings accordingly. Keep in mind that Facebook’s privacy options may change over time, so it’s essential to review and update your settings regularly.
So, next time you’re curious about how your Facebook profile appears to people who aren’t your friends, follow these steps to find out.