How to find someone’s email address from facebook

Written By Mani Karthik

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So, you know someone on Facebook but want to find out their email address. Sure, let me tell you how.

Facebook has its privacy settings available for every user that enables them to make private information like email address available to public or not. So, whether or not you are able to see or find someone’s email address on Facebook depends on two things.

One, whether they have chosen to show their private information to the public and two, whether or not you are friends with the person.

Let’s look at both instances and see what are the options available to find someone’s email address on Facebook.

1. If you are friends with the person.

So, assuming you are friends with the person you are trying to find the email of, here are couple of things you can do.

First, go to the person’s profile on Facebook by searching for his name on the search bar.


Next up, go to the “About” section in their profile by clicking the About tab.

Here, you’ll see all the information like, Work and education, places lived etc. Make sure that you’re on “Overview” (See pic).

How to find email of a person on Facebook

If the person has chosen to reveal their email address via their privacy settings, it should show up on the right hand side in “Overview” as seen in the above screenshot.

But, if they don’t have it available to public, then we have a problem.

2. If you are not friends with the person.

According to Facebook’s privacy settings, there are three levels at which you can choose to share information with others. One, you can share it with the public. Two, you can share it with your friends and three, you can share it with selected groups/people or just you. In the first case, you can use the information above, but if you are not friends with the person, then you’re stuck.

So, the next step is to befriend the person.

Go to their profile and click on “Add Friend”.

Find email on Facebook

You have to wait until the person confirms that you are his/her friend. You will be getting a notification, when they accept, saying that you both are now friends.

And after you’ve become friends, just go to their “About” section again, like mentioned in the first step and check if they have email listed in there.

If it is still not there, the best way to get their email address is politely ask them via a message.


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