No wonder Facebook is the biggest social network as of today with over a billion of users across the world, and Facebook is getting smarter and smarter day by day, it get updates around in every month, Facebook updates security and privacy for user’s profile, one of the privacy feature added by Facebook lately is to hide your friend list even from your friends. If you hide your friend list then your friend will be able to see mutual friends only, also if someone hides their friend list same thing applies to you.
sometimes you may need to check someone’s hidden friend list because you are looking for someone but not able to find them, maybe they are friend with your friend but you can’t see hidden friend list because your friend’s friend list is set to private.
So if you want to see someone’s hidden friend list then you need to perform a Graph Search of Facebook, if you and target profile has at least 1 friend in common then Graph Search will help you to find hidden friends of target profile, does it sound Complex? Not to worry here is a Google Chrome Extension which does perform the Graph search for you.
Uncover / See Hidden Friend List of your friend on Facebook
To reveal Someone’s private friend list on Facebook, you need to follow these steps-
Facebook Friend Mapper (link removed) Extension to your Google Chrome Browser.
2. After adding this Extension, reload the Facebook and you will get a new tab on Facebook profile of your friend named “Reveal Friends“
3. All you need to do is Click on Reveal Friends and it will start scanning for their private friend list, it may take time depending on how long their friend list is.
4. After scanning it will show you the Facebook IDs of all their friends in a pop-up window like this-
Now you can go through their friend list and look for the friend you are searching for, it does not show their name in search result so you have to guess that friend by looking at Facebook IDs.
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Note that this is Google Chrome extension so you need to have google chrome installed, also you and target profile must have at least 1 friend in common i,e 1 mutual friend requires for this extension to work.
How Facebook Friend Mapper Extension Works? OR See Hidden Friend List Manually
As mentioned above this extension perform a Graph Search on Facebook by taking your friends’ Facebook ID and one of your Mutual Friend’s Facebook ID as –
with both user’s ID insert them to single URL which looks like –
With this search it shows you, common friends of them, it may result in few friends, after getting one or more friend by this search, again it performs a graph search between Friend’s Facebook ID and the new found Facebook IDs, it goes many time and results in the list of private friends of your friend.
Manually it is hard to perform above task so to automate this process a script is written in the form of Google chrome extension.
Update 1:- As if now the Google Chrome extension has been removed from the Chrome Webstore, I am looking for other ways to see hidden friends and will update once I get any new method.
Update 2:- As I mentioned above the Google Chrome Extension has been removed from Webstore but here is the trick I found but it has certain limitation.
The trick is simple like whenever you create a new Facebook profile and send someone a friend request, Facebook does show the recommended profiles to add next as People You May Know. (Recommended profiles always belong to whom, you send the friend request).
The trick is to create a new Facebook profile and send the targeted profile friend request and you will get their friends on the recommendation list.
Create a new Facebook profile and send the friend request only to the targeted profile whose Hidden friend list you want to see.
The limitation is if their profile is private and have privacy to accept the friend request from only “Friends of Friend” then you won’t be able to send the request.
But here is another trick, add that person from your original ID or you may already be friend with them.
Add the new profile to your original profile as a friend,
Then the new profile would be able to send them friend request, but the new profile will get the recommendation from both(Your original profile and victim’s profile), you can filter their friends by checking your friend list.
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