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Tracking and locating an individual is easier than you think. You don't need wiretaps or bugs. All you need is an excellent app and social media. Social media always leaves bread crumbs you can follow to see a person's location.
Facebook is one of the several social media platforms that allow location sharing among friends. The location-sharing features can tell a person's location, provided they are on your friend lists.
This post contains several ways you can see a person's location on Facebook apart from location sharing. Read on to find out more.
Recently, there has been a controversy about Facebook collecting users' information such as IP address, history, location, etc. Although Facebook claims it is for targeted advertisement. But it doesn't change the fact that information is still kept.
Anyone who knows their way around the software can access this information. Below are five ways to see a person's location on Facebook.
Live location sharing is the first option that comes to mind when you want to see a person's location on Facebook. This feature is available only on the Facebook messenger app, not the desktop version. This method is very convenient since privacy is guaranteed. only those you share your live location with can see it. Also, it gets deactivated automatically after the set time limit.
To stop sharing live location or deactivate live location, please follow the below steps;
Most times, peoples are unwilling to share their live location. If you want to use this option, you must have access to their phone and Facebook messenger. only then can you share their live location with you from the messenger.
The IP address of each user is unique. It is given by the ISP (internet service provider) to establish a secure internet connection. With it, you can find anyone, anywhere in the world. Although Facebook never reveals the location of its users unless the user wants it admitted, you can see the IP address. There are two ways to do so; via Facebook IP logger or by creating a Facebook IP puller.
The Facebook hashtag is another way to see a person's location on Facebook, provided that you are their friend or follower. When they post a status and add a location to the post, GPS determines the real-time location. The location added can be viewed from their timeline or page.
Steps to see a person's location on Facebook via hashtags;
However, not all the posts with location hashtags can be seen. It all depends on the privacy setting they have on their account.
The Nearby Friends feature on Facebook lets users share their location with friends to see who is nearby. When this feature is activated, it automatically starts location history too. However, using the feature is different for iOS and Android.
For Android users, the process is slightly different. While iOS devices have their option icon at the bottom right corner of the page, Android users have it at the top right corner of the page.
For this method to work, you need to have the target person on your friend list on Facebook.
The easiest way to see a person's location on Facebook is by tracing their location history. Doing it is simple. You need to;
Checking the location history is easy; however, you need to know the target person's Facebook account password. Plus, their Facebook location has to be activated to view the history.
The most reliable way to see a person's location is with a third party like AirDroid.
AirDroid has a AirDroid Parental Control that helps you keep tabs on anyone, not just kids. Hence, it is a monitoring app. It tracks location remotely and discretely.
Besides the location tracking, it has other features such as;
Using AirDroid Parental Control to see a person's location is easy. Just follow the below steps;
1. Download and install the AirDroid parental control app on your device.
2. You will be directed to the signup page to create an account before logging in.
3. Download AirDroid kids on the target phone, install and launch the app. Make the necessary settings, customize the features, and enter the pairing code to link his Android device to yours.
AirDroid kids run in stealth mode in the background. Now you can see the person's location discretely.
You can use Facebook stories to trace a Facebook account location. It is the most common way to do so. The story may have location tags attached to them. If such is the case, select the image with the location hashtag to view the location.
Seeing a person's location on Facebook requires that the person is willing to share their location. But what if they are not? You can opt for AirDroid. It can pinpoint their exact location, whether you are on their friend lists or not. It has other features besides location tracking, making it an excellent parental control app. Click the button to try it for free.
You can find someone's location without them knowing via a parental control app. AirDroid parental control runs in stealth mode. The target person wouldn't know you have it installed on their device. You can find a person's location remotely through the app.
Once you have AirDroid, you don't need to hold the phone or input their password to see their Facebook location. You only need to download the kid's version of the app on the target phone. You can control the phone from your app end.