Can I Search for Friends on Facebook Using an XBox Gamertag?

by Melly Parker
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Gamers use gamertags to represent themselves on Xbox Live. The names show up in place of real names on friends lists, in online games and on achievement posts. Though it may not be easy to find an Xbox Live friend on Facebook with his gamertag, some people may use the same moniker on both places. If they do, you might be able to find the person you're friends with on Xbox Live on Facebook with just a gamertag.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account from your Internet browser.

Step 2

Place your cursor in the search bar at the top of the page and type in the gamertag for which you're searching.

Step 3

Click "See More Results" at the bottom of the search.

Scroll through the results and see if you recognize your friend. If not, you may need to ask him what name he uses on Facebook.


  • You can log onto the Xbox mobile site to view people's profiles and gamertags. Some people link their Facebook account in their Xbox Live profile.


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About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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