Facebook search by name: 10 Easy Ways

From a village to a city, from the soil to iron man, from the wilderness to the hustle and bustle, human beings are moving on to get together. Human is a social animal wants to get connected, this desire is the instinctive one.

In each era, they get more involved with each other to take benefits from one another. In this technologically advancing world, it is high time for them to be in contact with each other, either this contact is for personal reasons or for maintaining the business.

There are many social mediums are available and people are getting connected by these mediums. One of the mediums is Facebook, a large platform of common gathering. Facebook has unique features which attract more users.

On the important use of Facebook that everyone wants to use, is that by using Facebook one can search for people, in which they are interested. As every common man even uses Facebook so to search for someone using Facebook is not a miracle. But many Facebook users are not well familiar with this application. They do not know through which ways they can use this function.

Below are some easy and brief methods that one can use to search for people using Facebook.

  1. : First, you need to login to your Facebook account. After doing that you will see the search bar of the Facebook home page. Just write the name of the person you are looking for and tap the enter.

Below the search bar of Facebook, you will find the range of options including

  • People
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Shops
  • Pages
  • Places
  • Groups
  • Apps
  • Events

As you are searching for the people, individually, so you have to click on the People. Now have a look at the left side of the Facebook home page. You will find the Filter results option. Under the title, you will find three types of information

  1. City
  2. Education
  3. Work
  4. Mutual Friends

Now you will see there is a list of many people by the same name running their Facebook page and they have different profile pictures. If you are familiar with the ID that the person uses then you can easily detect the specific person you are searching for. Similarly, someone who does not aware of the ID and is confused by seeing so many Facebook users with the same name he/she searching for, then there is another option available on Facebook.

Search people by the name of a city: As mentioned above under the Filter results option you will find one option City, just go with it to find the interested person by Facebook account. Ander the City, you will find other options. One of them will be choosing a city. It will open a small search bar. You have to type that specific city for which you are sure, that the person is living. Now Facebook search function will come up with those users that belong to that city. In this way, it will become easier for you to get access to that person.

Search people by the school name: If someone does not have enough knowledge about the person he is searching for, the above category of searching will of no use. In those cases you have to search by the name of the school, college, university or any specific institute you are sure the person has a relation with.

Search people by the workplaces: you can choose this option as well. For this, you need to know the workplace of the person. This will narrow the range of the Facebook user by the name you are searching for. This work can be a company name. you have to put that related name in the search bar and click on it.

Mutual Friends: if you are searching for someone who is the friend of your friend then this option is the right choice for you.

Search People by their posts: you can also search for people by the post they had made on Facebook. For that after logging to the Facebook account and selecting the Posts option. You will see the following options

Posts from

  • Posted in group
  • Date posted
  • Post from: After entering the name of the person in the Facebook search bar and selecting the Posts, you have to click on the options under the Post from. The options are
  • Anyone
  • You
  • Your friend
  • Your group and pages
  • Public
  • Choose a source

For example, consider that you want to search for the person having the name “John Smith” when you click on the option (a) then it will provide you with all the person with this name that has made posts on Facebook. If you choose the option (b) then it will show the list of people with the same name to whom you have made some posts. If you chose (c) option then it means you are searching a person with this name John Smith to whom your friend has made some posts. If you choose option (d) it means you are looking for someone with the name John Smith in the Facebook group you have made or you have joined with. If you try option (e) then it means you have specified the name from the public or you can choose another source as well.

  • Post type: After entering the name of the person in the Facebook search bar and selecting the Posts, you have to click on the options under the Post type. The options are
  1. All posts
  2. Posts you have seen

For example, consider that you want to search for the person having the name “John Smith” when you click on the first option, you will see all the posts that the person having Facebook account name John Smith has made. By selecting the latter one, will show the post that John Smith has made and you have seen anywhere.

  • Posted in group: After entering the name of the person in the Facebook search bar and selecting the Posts, you have to click on the options under the Posted in the group. The options are
  • Any group
  • Your group

For example, consider that you want to search for the person having the name “John Smith” when you click on the first option, you will see all the posts that the John Smith has made in any group of the Facebook. By selecting the latter one, will show the post that John Smith has made in this specifically selected group. This will also provide you a some about the presence of John Smith in any group that you have joined or want to join.

  1. Date Posted:  The activity of any person can be known by this option. It will provide you with the posts recently or made in a specific period of time.

Similarly, Facebook users can make use of the search function of Facebook. Facebook users can use the combination of the steps written above to search for the people.

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