facebook profile visitors

As like orkut, Facebook implicitly doesn’t provides a way to track recent facebook profile visitors. On the other hand, There are lots of facebook applications exist who claims that they can track recent visitors of a facebook profile but none of them works in real. before writing to this post, we personally tried 100’s of facebook apps as well as some websites who
claims the same but none of them worked for us. they all just generating a random list of profile visitors which is far away from the reality.

So here’s a million dollar Question..

If none of the applications is working, Then how to track recent facebook profile visitors ?
Answer is simple, today we are sharing a latest facebook trick on tricksmode by which anyone can track their recent facebook profile visitors.Here we start,1) Login to your facebook profile.

2) Now go to “http://www.facebook.com/” Or alternatively you can click on “home” button.

3) Right-click on any blank part of page and select “view page source” or alternatively open “view-source:https://www.facebook.com/” in a new tab of your browser.

4) Now search for “InitialChatFriendsList

” in source code.5) Right after this keyword you’ll see the following:

These numbers are the Facebook ID's of your friends 
profile; the first number is
 the facebook friend's profile ID, who've visited your profile page the 
most and so on.
6) To see who is the specific person exist behind a Facebook ID. just copy
 any Facebook ID and, 
replace the X's with copied Facebook ID and open it in your browser.


Bingo..you just tracked your recent facebook profile visitors with this latest facebook trick. if you like this facebook trick, then use any of social sharing buttons to share it with your friends.what you think on this facebook trick, lets talk in comment section below.

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  1. i think..You are taking it wrong..we tested this trick alot then after we published it..try with different facebook account..if the same problem comes then kindly let me know..

  2. kindly let me know, is it a combination of both…. the profiles 2 wch i visit and the people who visit my profile? i got the person whose profile which i visit regularly as first… so i’m confused, pls do reply

  3. No its not a combination..It will show you the profile who had visted your profile maximum number of times..I think the profile you visited alot of times is also spying on you by visiting your profile without your knowlege..

  4. the person first on my list was the girl i proposed, she had turned down my proposal, i asked her whether, she used to visit my profile or not? she said 4 times, i’m an active fb user, i used to visit her profile quite often…. then how can this 4 times account to the first position in my list. and according to the fb privacy policy, a person cannot know these things, even though fb keeps a record of such things, will it be available to the users this open?

  5. I don’t think that she is saying the truth that she visited your profile only 4 times..
    Always believe on what you see…not on what you hear.. 🙂
    Yea according to fb privacy policy we can’t know about these things…That’s why we are calling it a facebook trick..
    Remember..There were so many scripts emerged in the past..that breached the facebook privacy to the highest level..Autoliker,Autosubscriber everything is illegal in terms of facebook…but all of them working quite good over the internet..

  6. Dude. Hi assumed t works.I tried testing it by logging in from a friends profile and visiting my profile several times to check if their is any change in the sequence of ID. However, It just shows id of all your friends. Their was not. I don’t think works this way. Would like to hear back from you. If you believe and have tested that this way is the work out for the same.

  7. I never stated that this will show the id of persons who visited your profile daily maximum number of times..Instead of this it show you the ID of person who had visited your profile maximum number of time from the day YOU CREATED ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK..
    For i.e: If you created your facebook account in 2008 and, Lets say your friend john visited your account 300 times from 2008-2013
    And now if you try to make 100 fake profile visits..By your another friend’s facebook account..then there will not be a change in the list..
    I hope you will get your answer from this..

  8. I have seen and it was impressive. But what do i do if i want to track my facebooks friends location ??? Please show us that trick.

  9. Thanks ronak that you liked it,
    Tracing Facebook friends location sounds good,the only way to do this is via IP tracing. But there are several cons and pron of IP tracing because if a person is using dynamic ip then the IP changes every time when he/she connects to internet. More over the IP which is allocated to them is completely random in nature and doesn’t represent a exact geographical location.
    Anyways in future, I will surly try to write a article on this 🙂

  10. its a awesome trick…but is there any way to find out how many times a person has visited my profile? i mean the approx number of times…is there any way?

  11. hey aman,

    i still don’t understand where the no. of visits integer is? I see the profile IDs listed, and in decending order of no. of views, but i don’t acutally see the no. of views itself……

  12. I think you are saying this because “InitialChatFriendsList” contains a word chat in it…but its not like that..
    if you want to confirm you can use the same trick with a new facebook profile which doesn’t contains any friends in it..

  13. How to find other visitors on FB? who are not available at our freind list ! , because this trick works only on exist freind list.

  14. Amazing 🙂 I don’t really care much of how often people visit my FB. Knowing who are those people is enough. Thanks!

  15. hii aman, your method only shows visitor from your friend lists. how can we check visitors from outside our friends lists.

  16. hi Aman ,,,,,,,,,,your trick is really working,and i want to clarify one doubt from you…regarding
    so what they actually mean??

  17. to me it seems like it’s the ordering list for your initial chat window (which the name actually does imply) and looking at my own list I would not expect it to be who viewed my profile, but rather who I’ve been chatting with most… have you considered this?

  18. Hello Aman…. I created a temp profile and visited my own personal profile..However, when I tried looking for the temp ID under “InitialChatFriendsList” , I wasnt able to find it…help please..

  19. It’s not true. Actually it’s shows the people you contact the most, or if they are in ur close friends list. 🙂

  20. I can definitely say that this not anything to do with people who view your profile…I have a Facebook account for my cat (yes I know lol) which I never use. Only I have the login details for this account and it was 4th on the list! I can honestly say that I haven’t been on that page for months and also I haven’t viewed my page with my cat’s Facebook for ages… if ever. It’s simply your friends ID’s in a random order.

  21. I can’t believe the guy on 2nd place , but 1st place I believe it’s the guy who I tought…and really on 2nd and 4th place there are my friends,but not so close…that makes no sence they can not be 2nd and 4th…sry for my bad english maybe

  22. can u plz give me d code 2 see all visitor( not from only frndlist).
    knowing something is not crim..will u help aman!!

  23. Yes i considered this, Try to locate your Chat sidebar using Inspect elements in Chrome or Firefox. If your chat side bar show the same Initialchatlist code, Than no doubt you can call this trick as a fake trick. But what if Facebook chat sidebar is pointing to another .CSS class..
    I hope you will get what i want to say…

  24. This is kinda funny..I hope one day i won’t see mark zuckerberg visiting my profile most..

    One more thing to notice..I put this comment section just because to get feedback from my readers. I have no problem, what they say, (Positive or negative). I always take positive feedback as appreciation, and negative feedback as lesson.

    I never deletes any comment until they satisfy our comment policy.

  25. This is not right, it only shows that precedent of the chat list…there is no contact between profile visitors & initial chat friend list

  26. Hi Aman,

    I used ur trick on my profile but the list is different for my wall and for my profile page. any comments on tht

  27. I was thinking of one ID that came to most on the top list But this ID I was using for my business and was not used after I closed this place. So why it was shown as the most viewer? I closed this place like 2 years ago and never use it again to communicate..

  28. This doesn’t make any sense. In top 3 figures a person that never visited my profile since I ever created it. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t have anything to do with tracking frequent visitors to your profile/page.

    According to the code it has something to do with the Chat function some way of ordering the friends in your chat, that is displayed when you have your chat Turned OFF, and not only because of the Chat in [InitialChatFriendsList] but also because of the values passed in the code before and after the list of facebook ID’s, that get printed out in the page source.

    Even if you used the chat or not, messaging through the Messages Inbox is also considered chat… so whether you had your chat on or off, it doesn’t matter.

  29. It’s simple coding 101. If you’re looking at the pagesource, you can see that InitialChatList (whatever the variable was called) is part of a script and not part of the overall page layout; thus it wouldn’t show with a normal hover inspect element over the chat area, since it’s not a part of the physical layout, but more or less part of the algorithm called for displaying something. Like fetching a value from a database.
    Analyzing the way the code is displayed using the pagesource, you can see that the script is preceded by the Chat Sidebar HTML structure and then followed by the JavaScript (I suppose it is) script.
    You can find all the scripts at the end of the code displayed with the inspect element function. There is one called “pagelet_sidebar”, with a class or id of ChatSidebar. Scrolling through that, somewhere in the end you can find the variable InitialChatFriendsList.
    The whole script is used for fetching and outputing data for rendering and displaying the ChatSidebar.
    So you see it has nothing to do with displaying the visits your profile has, I also remember Zuckerberg (or however his name is spelled) that there is no way of finding out who viewed your profile)

  30. Don’t you think that the script for which we are talking..can be a Facebook visitor tracking script?

    Many times.. Facebook uses these kind of hidden scripts in order to show the things like ad-words in sidebar..
    Facebook is using some hidden scripts on wall as well in order to show advertisements that interests a person’s interest..
    So there is a fair chance, they are using visitor tracking script as well…

    Yea i am completely agree with you that mark Zuckerberg never said that Facebook profile visitors tracking is possible..Coz he don’t want to explore the things going behind the scene…
    He never said that there are security loop holes in Facebook ..but if you look closely then you will find..That there are so many..

    I respect the time you took to analyze the Facebook wall page…but sometimes there are some hidden truths..that we can call as Tricks.. 🙂

  31. Hi Aman what if I see the id in [“PresencePrivacyInitialData”,[],{“visibility”:1,”privacyData”: what does that mean?

  32. Oh for God’s sake…

    If they are using hidden scripts to track users.. .then they’re hidden hence the logic…

    There is no logic whatsoever in tracking visitor activity by posting a script on the page (it wouldn’t be hidden now, would it?!)

    As far as I remember from the coding rules that we learnt in the courses… you don’t mislabel an entire script just to track something else.

    And from a logic standpoint… if it’s tracking visitors it cannot fetch and display a facebook profile that has a visiting value of 0 and put it in top 3… it doesn’t have any consistency with your theory.

    It’s one thing talking about security loop holes that exist almost everywhere… and one thing presuming something starting with a value on the page that displays a list. We might as well now think that every script on facebook does something else than it’s programmed to do, by your logic, in extenso!

    Who knows maybe the authentication part is actually a part that you sign a contract with Homeland Security!

    It’s fairly ridiculous to keep up with some conspiracy theory that they might use hidden things and that the script in discussion here does something else when you’ve been endlessly proven wrong.

    And using other people that comment here and say “Hooray! it’s working…” is not really a valid argument, now, is it?!

    Unless they’re some very bad programmers that don’t really understand the concept of coding a webpage, I’m pretty sure most of them are random people with various backgrounds.

    Deluding people in thinking there is a way of seeing who viewed your profile by using a random value that fits your presumptions, when probably there is none, for public access, is just morally wrong.

    So unless we start thinking now about facebook using a deathstar algorithm and plan some martian attacks… I end this discussion here.

  33. if you follow steps correctly then you will only see, some profile id’s there..
    if you are seeing this..then most probably you are not searching for the right code from the page source..

  34. hey aman it is a really nice idea…thanx a lot…
    but i just wanted to ask that does this thing show us the facebook ID of the person who is not our friend????

  35. worked one time, now since my last post it’s the same list..told friends too enter my page and they don’t appear in the list…

  36. Hello! I just saw Liz’s comment which i found very interesting as the list has changed, again.I don;t think it’s in everyone’s profile yet but right after [“PresencePrivacyInitialData” I have only 6 ids which is something new! and next comes the infamous ”InitialChatFriendsList” which has also changed! I believe there are 3 lists now as every id appears thrice, once with the number -2 at the end, then -3 and finally -0 .all kinda mixed up except for the -0s that appear last all together! they are still in the same order though as ids. but the new [[“PresencePrivacyInitialData”,[],{“visibility”:0,”privacyData” seems to make only a small list of ids with ”:1” after each id! u should look into this!what is this!? I’m starting to think it may as well be the real stalker list;as anything else that I could think of about interaction or my visits-views/messages/new friends/close friends/lists..NOTHING seems to fit! and for half of them I have a strong belief they view my profile frequently! def gonna test this…

  37. oh, i’d also like to add that all six of the ids that appear on that new list are all in my top 20 InitialChatFriendsList” interesting!

  38. okay, I figured it out now.. it was the list I made for people that I allowed to view me available in chat.sorry:/ other than that something weird seems to be going on with the Initialchatfriendslist!

  39. I haven’t used my chat for more than 3 years, i even have it hidden, so, a while after learning about this trick I finally opened the chat only to see that it firstly consisted of 9 people,(couldn’t show more as I was offline) my top 9 in the ”initialchatfriendslist”!in the exact same order!! so it s got little to do with who u chat as I’ve never chatted at all! with half of my top I’ve messaged a bit but what about the rest!? some i don’t even interact that much in comparison to others.. I believe fb suggests them to my chat for a reason../Actually, to test this I used another account I created ages ago and visited (just that) my profile for the first time about a month ago for like 10-20 times a week, I was amazed to see that number move up to my top 20!and still going..odd thing is that some ids seem to be static unless another one moves up and places them behind. So it’s not just the chat NO WAY, it has to do with many things we’ll probably never know, but the profile views are a strong part of it! and I strongly believe it hasn’t got to do with who u view as I’ve been stalking this person for months and his position hasn’t changed…hope this helps

  40. hi i tried number of scenario to see when the list updates, it updates when your friends visit ur profile when they are offline please try this …..

  41. ya its completely different now with the number sequence then a -2 or-0 after every one some even have duplicates

  42. I want phone no. and address of my 43 years old friend.we forgate each other from 1970. now live at vadodara—panna shroff

  43. Hi Aman, I would love to know if this new “initialchatfriendslist” is still working in the same way as you have been suggesting, even with the dash 2, 0, or 3 on the end of the ID codes? or if it really is just a ‘chat list’? I would love to know your thoughts.

  44. I have a dash and a number behind the number you copy if you copy the – # it doesn’t work whats the – # mean on the list there’s -o, -2, and -3

  45. Hello Kat, if you read the comments, you will find that some peoples are saying that its just a chat list while for others its working perfectly..
    this post turned as a controversial topic.. 🙂

  46. I tried this and I thought it was just a list of my friends in chat. Then I checked the numbers at the end of my list and it was people that aren’t friends of mine. In fact, a few of them were foreigners. That convinces me this real. Thanks!

  47. -2 definitely has to do with chat. -3 I’m thinking is views your profile… -0 may be whose profile you view. I’ve been watching this every day for awhile now and tried to see how numbers change position.

  48. Thanks for your reply Aman. I’m monitoring mine daily and it’s quite confusing. It changes daily, but not drastically. There seems to be a constant group of people that don’t change order much. Then I will chat to someone new one day, and they will randomly appear toward the front of the list. Some IDs appear three times toward the front of the list too. I haven’t worked it yet. 🙂

  49. I’m watching mine daily, and I’ve considered what you have too with the 2, 0, and 3. Let us know if you get a clearer explanation. 🙂

  50. Hello there, this is actually working. But I would like to know who visits my profile even if they’re not my friends because someone has been reporting my posts and harassing me by reporting the posts i made on a group. even on my profile. i know for sure it is not one of my friends too. Please help. I would be really grateful if i can track this person and banned him on my profile. Thanks in advance.

  51. this does not work this gives the list of friends who are offline in the order of your chat list…check that out if you want….

  52. yaar mayra mob gum gaya ha lomia 800 hundered laykin mayri facebook ki id on ha us may mob kiss k paas ha is liya location pta lagvanay k liya kya kiya jaiy

  53. I don’t know if it works, but I saw all the ppl in the list of my FB has those numbers “-3”, “-1” etc at the end, for example, “10598962314654-3” or “56894131564-2”, what do those numbers mean? Is there any way that can track visitors that are not on my FB friend list? As I think that’s more important cos friends are usually safe to check our profiles, but non-friends stalk our profiles instead not safe… thank you.

  54. I feel like there is something to this, there are people I wasn’t suprised to find,
    Others I was surprised. However there are MANY that I have never chatted with at all. I want to know what the -2, -3, -0 mean. I have a few that duplicate in the list because of this. My ex is really high up twice, and he “dating” someone new. So I really wanted to know if he was a frequent visitor. I will also share I think it can’t possibly be “total frequent” viewers as there are folks who are brand new friends.

  55. I don t know what to think about all that stuff, but MY list on InitialChat is changing trough the day, and in the list of PresencePrivacy I have only 2 friends, who are on the first 2 places in the other list – for one of them I know he is visiting my profile every day, cause he leaves comments, posts etc. For the second one – he never EVER had comment or liked anything on my wall – NEVER in all those10 months he is on my FB… I chat pretty often with number of people, but they are temporary coming up in the list, if ever! The first 2 are staying there all of the time, changing their places from time to time, one of them is now about 3 months a FB friend, and the other about 10… Very strange, indeed, I think it s not only the chat frequency, but also sneaky vewing pictures, status, comments, updates etc…I would like to add that I never block people on my chat, and always read my messages- If I m answering is a different story! 😉

  56. is it possible that u can also see the id of a person who viewed your profile though she is not on your friendlist?how?

  57. Booooooogus. If you manipulate the data to eliminate the “-X” extensions, all this process effectively does is return a list of everyone in your friends list. However many friends in your list is how many “hits” this process will return. I might give you, however, that duplicate records perhaps indicate duplicate views in a recent period. It does nothing to identify persons outside your friends list who might be lurking your profile, though. Nice try, Itender.


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