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How to Find Your Facebook ID Number

Updated on July 6, 2012
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

Every Facebook user has a unique ID number associated with their account, but Facebook makes you jump through a few hoops to get it. Knowing your Facebook ID is important because some applications and services on Facebook require that you know your Facebook ID number to use that service or install that application. Any Facebook user can access the Facebook ID number associated with his account through the Facebook Developers website in a matter of minutes.

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Open your Web browser and navigate to the Facebook Developers website.Click the "Build for Websites" button on the middle-left side of the page to open the Facebook for Websites page.Click "Tools" in the menu on the left side of the page to open a drop-down menu.Click "Graph API Explorer" either in the drop-down menu directly beneath Tools or beneath Learning How to Use the APIs.Enter the username and password associated with the Facebook account you want to acquire the ID number for and then click "Log In."The first piece of information in that shaded box say "id" followed by a number inside of quotation marks; this is your Facebook ID.
Open your Web browser and navigate to the Facebook Developers website.
Open your Web browser and navigate to the Facebook Developers website. | Source
Click the "Build for Websites" button on the middle-left side of the page to open the Facebook for Websites page.
Click the "Build for Websites" button on the middle-left side of the page to open the Facebook for Websites page. | Source
Click "Tools" in the menu on the left side of the page to open a drop-down menu.
Click "Tools" in the menu on the left side of the page to open a drop-down menu. | Source
Click "Graph API Explorer" either in the drop-down menu directly beneath Tools or beneath Learning How to Use the APIs.
Click "Graph API Explorer" either in the drop-down menu directly beneath Tools or beneath Learning How to Use the APIs. | Source
Enter the username and password associated with the Facebook account you want to acquire the ID number for and then click "Log In."
Enter the username and password associated with the Facebook account you want to acquire the ID number for and then click "Log In." | Source
The first piece of information in that shaded box say "id" followed by a number inside of quotation marks; this is your Facebook ID.
The first piece of information in that shaded box say "id" followed by a number inside of quotation marks; this is your Facebook ID. | Source

Finding Facebook ID Number

  1. Open your Web browser and navigate to the Facebook Developers website, available here.
  2. Click the "Build for Websites" button on the middle-left side of the page to open the Facebook for Websites page.
  3. Click "Tools" in the menu on the left side of the page to open a drop-down menu and also the Tools page on the right side of the screen.
  4. Click "Graph API Explorer" either in the drop-down menu directly beneath Tools or beneath Learning How to Use the APIs on the right side of the page. The Graph API Explorer screen appears.
  5. Click the blue "Log In" button in the upper-right corner of the Graph API Explorer page to be redirected to the traditional Facebook Log In screen.
  6. Enter the username and password associated with the Facebook account you want to acquire the ID number for and then click "Log In." You'll be redirected back to the Graph API Explorer part of the Facebook Developers website. A shade box appears on the lower-left side of the screen that displays information associated with your Facebook account, such as your real name, your Facebook username, your sex and more.
  7. The first piece of information in that shaded box say "id" followed by a number inside of quotation marks. The number inside of the quotation marks to the right of this field is the Facebook ID number associated with your account.

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    • gail641 profile image

      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      This would be useful for anyone wanting to find their Facebook ID number. Great info and I voted up.

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