How to View People's Friendships on Facebook

by Alan Sembera

The friendship pages on Facebook that show your interaction history with a friend also enable you to see other people's friendships. The information on the pages may include photos in which both people are tagged, their mutual friends and likes, and even Timeline comments exchanged between the two. You can only see things you're normally allowed to see based on your friends' Timeline privacy settings.

View Your Friendships

1

Sign in to your Facebook account.

2

Navigate to a friend's Timeline.

3

Click the button with the gear icon on the cover photo, and then select "See Friendship." Facebook displays the friendship page for you and your friend.

View Other Friendships

1

Sign in to your Facebook account.

2

Navigate to the Timeline of one of the friends.

3

Copy the friend's Facebook ID from the URL in the address bar. The ID is the string of characters -- usually a name --that appears after "facebook.com". Ignore the question mark and anything after it. For example, if the URL is www.facebook.com/john.smith?fref=pb, the friend's user ID is "john.smith".

4

Navigate to the Timeline of the other person, and copy his Facebook ID.

5

Open a new tab in your browser, and type or paste the following into the address bar: www.facebook.com/FirstID?and=SecondID

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Replace "FirstID" with the first ID, and replace "Second ID" with the other ID.

7

Press "Enter" to view the friendship page for the two people.

Tip

  • You also may be able to view the friendship between two people by clicking the "More" button on one of your own friendship pages, and then entering the names of the two people. However, this may not work for all users.

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About the Author

Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.

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