How to Look Up Someone Else's Likes on Facebook

By David Nield

Facebook likes are used to show approval and support.
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Likes are an integral part of the Facebook ecosystem, enabling us to approve the comments and activities of others as well as express support for a particular brand, movie, celebrity, television show or other type of page. If you want to look up the likes registered by another Facebook user, you can see a selection of them by visiting the person's timeline. The activities visible to you depend on the privacy settings put in place by that user and whether you're confirmed Facebook friends with the user involved.

Step 1

Log in to Facebook and type the name of the friend whose likes you want to see in the search box at the top. Select the correct name when it appears to view your friend's timeline.

Step 2

Click "More" and then "Likes" to view content liked by the user. The likes shown here don't fit into any other categories and may include businesses, organizations, venues and other miscellaneous pages.

Step 3

Click "More" and choose another option from the drop-down list to see likes in that category. Select "Music," for example, to view all of the artist and music-related pages liked by the user.

Step 4

Click on your friend's name on the cover photo to return to the main timeline page and scroll down to the Recent Activity box, which may include notifications of recent likes. Click "More recent activity" to see if any older stories are available.