How to Find Out If Someone Has a Facebook

By Filonia LeChat

Out of the billions of people in the world, over 500 million of them are on Facebook, with approximately 70 percent of them outside the United States, according to Facebook's press room in February 2011. The social media networking giant, the subject of a major motion picture in 2010, gains new users every day. A person's Facebook page is an ideal way to find out information about him, but first you have to determine whether he has a page on the website. Follow these steps if you don't have a Facebook page yourself. If you do, follow directions in the Tips section.

Step 1

Open an Internet browser and navigate to Facebook's "People Search" page at

Step 2

Type the person's name into the "Search for people by name" text box.

Step 3

Press the "Enter" key on the keyboard or click the small magnifying glass icon.

Step 4

Scroll through the list of names and review the small photo icons on the left side of the screen.

Step 5

Click the "See More Results" link at the bottom of the screen for additional names as available.

Step 6

Click a name link to see the initial Facebook page for the person. Without being logged in to Facebook, you'll see a limited amount of information that may help you determine whether this is the correct person, such as the person's Facebook "Friends" and personal interests.

Click the "Back" button to revert back to the list and continue checking for that person's Facebook page.