How to Check When Someone Joined Facebook

by C.D. Crowder
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Most information about a Facebook user is easy to find. The one thing not listed in his profile is the date he joined Facebook. However, if you are willing to search a little, the date is listed in the his Timeline. You may want to know when someone joined in order to suggest friends or share posts he may have missed. It is also entertaining to wish people a happy Facebook birthday.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Visit the desired user's profile. Either type the user's name into the search box or go to your own profile and open your friend list. Click the user's name to open his profile.

Step 3

Click one of the earliest years to the right side of the user's Timeline. Facebook lists the user's birth date and other important events the user may have listed. Facebook began in 2004, so only dates from 2004 to present are potential join dates.

Step 4

Scroll down the user's timeline. Click “Older Posts” if posts and events stop appearing. Use this approach instead of Step 3 or in addition to Step 3 to start your search from a specific year.

Look for an event post that states “Joined Facebook.”


  • If the user's account isn't public and you're not his friend, you will not be able to check when the user joined Facebook.


  • To make searching easier, press “Ctrl-F” after filtering the user's Timeline by year and type “Joined Facebook” in the search box.


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  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

C.D. Crowder has been a freelance writer on a variety of topics including but not limited to technology, education, music, relationships and pets since 2008. Crowder holds an A.A.S degree in networking and one in software development and continues to develop programs and websites in addition to writing.

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