How to Find Friends via Their Email Address on Facebook

by Robert Kingsley

Facebook is all about connecting with people you know, whether they are friends or colleagues. Finding friends when you know their name, location and face is usually just a matter of searching and clicking the correct listing. If all you have is someone's email address, however, you should still have little trouble finding him on Facebook. You can use the Friend Finder to locate someone by email address, or you can use the built-in search tool.


Step 1

Log in to your Facebook profile on the Web.

Step 2

Enter the person's email address in the search bar at the top of the Facebook page and click "Enter" to search.

Step 3

Click the name of the contact on the results page.

Click "Add Friend" to send a friend request.

Find Friends

Step 1

Click "Find Friends" in the left pane and scroll down to the Add Personal Contacts as Friends heading.

Step 2

Select your email service provider from the list available. If it isn't listed, click "Other Email Service."

Step 3

Enter the email address and password for your email account with the contact you want to find. Click "Find Friends."

Locate the contact you want to find on Facebook and click the square next to his name. Click "Add Friends" in the bottom right corner of the window to send a friend request.


  • Some email accounts require an additional step to import your contacts into Facebook. Gmail contacts, for example, must be exported to a CSV file and uploaded to Facebook. The Find Friends wizard will provide on-screen instructions if you need to take additional steps.
  • Facebook says that it does not store your email password. It is only used to access your account in order to import your contacts into Facebook.


About the Author

Robert Kingsley has been writing technical copy and procedural documents since 2007. He has years of experience with networking and hardware troubleshooting to help guide readers through their information technology-related issues. Kingsley received his associate's degree in computer networking systems from ITT Technical Institute in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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