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Did you have picture of someone and want to know more about them? Maybe you'd like to know their name, birth date, email address, where they work, or if they're single.

Using the method described below, you may be able to find their Facebook profile, and if they've made the information you want public, you'll find the answers you're looking for.

Is this creepy? Only if you're a creep.

Ways to Find a Person Via Their Photo

  1. The hard way: Locate the number Facebook uses to identify the photo and try to search Facebook for it (see instructions below).
  2. The easiest way: Use Google Images to find all the places where that photo is used online (see video and text tutorials below). Google Images will also find photos that are like the one you uploaded.
  3. Use Tineye to do a reverse image search. (Upload or paste the photo's URL.) Tineye will only return results for the exact same image.

Using a Photo to Find a Person's Profile on Facebook

  1. First step is to took at the file name of the picture. On most web browsers, you can right-click the photo and select View Photo or View Image.
  2. Find the file name. It might end with .jpg or .png and if it's from Facebook, it will have "fb" somewhere towards the beginning.
  3. See how the file has three sets of numbers separated by underbars (_) or periods? Locate the middle number. For example, you might see a URL that includes something that looks like this:
    fbid=65602964473589&set=a.101484896592068.2345.10000116735844&type
  4. Locate is the middle number. In the example above, I'm calling "101484896592068" the middle number. This number is the profile ID from a Facebook user's profile. In this example the number is 15 digits long, but yours might be longer or shorter. It shouldn't have a decimal, though.
  5. Copy and paste the following into your web browser's address bar: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=
  6. At the end, without a space, copy the profile ID number you found: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101484896592068
  7. Go to the address and you should see the profile of the Facebook user from the picture!

Now you try. You have a photo with these numbers: 49231_618193578354315_9532_n.jpg. Can you find the profile on Facebook?

Using Google Images to Find Someone

  1. Go to Google Images.
  2. In the search bar, on the left, you'll see a little camera icon. When you touch it, a drop-down menu should say "Search by Image." Click that.
  3. You should see two choices: Paste the URL of the image or Upload. Choose one.
    a. If you already downloaded and have the photo on your computer, then choose "upload" and then browse your computer to find the image. After you upload, Google will search all its pages for a match.
    b. If you are using a photo you found online, then right click that image. Several options will drop down: Choose "Copy Image Location," then go back to Google Images and paste that in the search bar.
  4. Hit "Search" and you should see a list of all the pages where that photo appears. Scroll down and see if any of the sites give you more information about the person.

Can I Use Face Recognition to Find Someone's Identity?

Not yet... but several companies are working towards making this possible!

Comments

Yul on September 07, 2020:

I want to search someone by picture on Facebook how can I do it

annabelle on September 05, 2020:

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Karla Grubbs Turner on August 05, 2020:

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Hello

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elena on July 22, 2020:

am looking for my friend i only have her photo but i forget her name

shamsher ansari on July 11, 2020:

Find my female friend swetha datta

Sassenach1970 on June 29, 2020:

how can the name used photo. I try google image didnt work. I used tineye.com didnt work either. what web site can get my solution pls

liza on June 29, 2020:

i do add pictures search in google didnt work. i used tineye.com didnt work either . can help me what best site can find this person real name used photo

shin on June 27, 2020:

I want to find fb id with help of profile picture. Can you please help me

genesis may lego on June 23, 2020:

How to find the missing person

liza on June 20, 2020:

i have someone pictures i want to know his real name and details pls

zah on May 21, 2020:

I have a photo of someone I want to know who's he

JoeCool on May 21, 2020:

none of these work and the ones asking for money are scams

Vina on May 18, 2020:

How can i put a picture to find detail of someone

Dimple on May 12, 2020:

Can we find person by image

sania on May 02, 2020:

hey

I have person photo I don't know who facebook id is blocked him only photo

Umair akram on April 17, 2020:

I want to find fb id with help of profile picture. Can you please help me

gav on April 10, 2020:

how can i insert the photo?

Faisal Sami on March 31, 2020:

My picture

nygriego74 on March 27, 2020:

Typo "First step is to took at the file"

Mohammad Aleem Shah on March 26, 2020:

I need a facebook frofil by only an pic can you help me plz

AB on March 20, 2020:

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I want to find more information about a person

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I want to find someone name with his picture

Luis on February 16, 2020:

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zarki on February 03, 2020:

thank you so so so so much .. God bless you..i finally find solution to my problem ... God bless you for me

Hii , I am mou on January 22, 2020:

I am telling you that , there are many people . They are so selfish . One of them is Monu Mahato of Gaitanpur . He did not invite me in his village fair

Ma Ma on January 08, 2020:

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sawklo on December 03, 2019:

i want to find one of my friend. But i know only his gmail.com and how can i find?

Recheal on November 28, 2019:

I am in leiu of searching a man, who was used in a scam.. he is a military man and i have been searching this person for 2 months...can you try to help how am i able to search him on facebook or instagram with the use of gis photos?

tsegaye Mekonen on November 23, 2019:

you are joking us help us please Hou van I add friend using pic with unknown name using face photo only

Masukmahi on November 21, 2019:

I want to find a person using picture, plz help

Jenny on November 16, 2019:

I have talking a guy from facebook for 8months wo like eachother and i have so many dream abt him .he keep asking me for many .i relized he may using other person profile to cheat me. I want find the real person on the picture. Pls help me.

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Karan on November 07, 2019:

I have been chatting with this girl for sometime, but I liked her, how do I know if she's rwal or not, she refused to show me more of herself, but also keep asking me money. I need to find the person real identify so I can warn her. Please help me.

Noor on October 27, 2019:

Plzzz help me. I wanna find a person by picture...

But I don't know how I can do it...

Ivana on October 21, 2019:

I am looking for a man, I have just his photo. How can I find him?

Kamrun naher on October 17, 2019:

Someone is using my photo and my name plz dlt the Facebook account

Nirmal on October 15, 2019:

Hello, i find a girl id because i like her but suddenly these girl delete her account plz sir help me to find girl's information or a contact number girl id name is aayat खान plz help me

Tine on October 09, 2019:

i tried to used google images but it doesn't help

Michael Glas on September 10, 2019:

I`ve lost track of how many image sites I have used and all of them totally useless.

Most come up with, similar images only, not found or claim to have found the searched image and then ask for payments to see results, a complete scam.

Unless doing an image search for famous people or well-known landmarks, you won`t have any success.

Jana on August 19, 2019:

Aron those that keep asking for money, well... chances are its scam.. online love scam.. be careful

Flipcute on August 01, 2019:

Thanks a lot

Aron on July 26, 2019:

I have been chatting with this girl for sometime, but I liked her, how do I know if she's rwal or not, she refused to show me more of herself, but also keep asking me money. I need to find the person real identify so I can warn her. Please help me.

Michelle turner on July 18, 2019:

We're my facebook photos album now

Jenny on July 06, 2019:

How do I look up a person if I only have a memory of wat the person profile looks like I Kno the picture of I saw it again just need to find the picture need to scroll threw profile pix

Devendrapathak82@yahoo.com on June 30, 2019:

My facbook is not open with otp mobail number

Janine on June 25, 2019:

months ago

Hi I have a picture of a guy that I had a good time in may 29 but I don’t know what is his name all I know he lives in China can someone tell me if there’s any way to find him by only his picture ? Please !!

Khush on June 14, 2019:

Hallo I have one picture I wanna find that girl Facebook user name ya just information about her

freddy on May 20, 2019:

i have not tryied the paid version, but all the free version got me no results.

Keynan on April 04, 2019:

How can search a photo as a profile

JOSI on April 03, 2019:

I also need help. I would desperately like to know who the real person is so I could warn him he is hacked. How do i go about it.

angel0202 on March 19, 2019:

Laura, Theresa and Inthitra ...I faced the same issue last week. I also would like to help that person who is in the photos but not sure how ..if u all have already found the solution pls let me know . I pity that guy and his kid photo used by the fake guy.Thanks god I was alert on the scam and didnt send any money .

Finance Guy on March 09, 2019:

Anyone who has been contacted by someone who then is asking you for $ it's a 411 Nigerian scam or a Love Scam, don't send money to people you don't know.

Laura on March 01, 2019:

Hi there, I just recently found out that a person id been speaking to was using pictures that were not his own, i am now desperately trying to find out who the person is in the photos, one to let him know someone is using his photos, and also because I began to really like this person, can you help????

Aastha on March 01, 2019:

Cool

GOPAL SINGH on February 24, 2019:

I met someone on facebook, i think he is not the person in the picture, he has asked me for huge amount of money. Can you please help me find this person or the real person in the photo. Thanks

micheal becker on February 13, 2019:

thanks for that

norine on February 08, 2019:

can you help me find this man I think I am being scam on FB he is using and sending me pictures

Jay Chandra on January 15, 2019:

I want to see

Theresa on January 09, 2019:

I met someone on facebook, i think he is not the person in the picture, he has asked me for huge amount of money. Can you please help me find this person or the real person in the photo. Thanks

Kubermohanta on December 22, 2018:

Good

Natasha Hyneman on December 07, 2018:

Belive im being scammed by a man using a military picture. Says he is in the air force and is stationed in Syria? How do i find out if he is real or fake?

john lutta55 on November 22, 2018:

good

Brenda on November 20, 2018:

Hi I have a picture of a guy that I had a good time with last Sunday, but I don’t know what is his name all I know he lives in Seattle Washington, can someone tell me if there’s any way to find him by only his picture ? Please !!

SaifThaha on November 13, 2018:

I have a picture of this particular girl. If I search her picture using Google search by image, will she know? Is there any chance of her knowing that I searched her image?

Saif on November 13, 2018:

I have a picture of this particular girl. If I search her picture using Google search by image, will she know? Is there any chance of her knowing that I searched her image?

Inthitra on November 12, 2018:

Someone else used this poor man as a profile on the Instagram, sending me all the pictures of his children's including hims self. Manipulate many women for money.

This honest man doesn't know he has been taking advantage of. So, I would like to find him and share with him the story.

Hope you can help me to find this nice Army Major.

Nym on October 23, 2018:

I have photos of a man I am desesparately trying to identify. Could someone help me if I publish said photos?

Romualda on October 17, 2018:

Msrk peter

dave on September 30, 2018:

In searching some scam dating the best option found so far, is to drag every questionable pic or copy using snipping tool, to www.tineye.com

brian on September 21, 2018:

finding a person that a friends sent me on my phone

Samantha Baillie on September 20, 2018:

Please can you help I have been speaking with this man for months now I only have his pictures I have tried everything to find him I don’t have a name though because he used a false name please can you help

virgil simmons on September 17, 2018:

i have multiple pictures of a female i have used a image editor to see if they have been edited one of them says it has and it says it was off of facebook i believe she is linked to a scammer she had a profile on facebook but they took it down i would really like some help to find out if these pictures belong to someone else on facebook an if this certain person is using them

Don Wilfred on September 05, 2018:

Thank you so much

Moody on September 05, 2018:

Thank you so much, it helps too much :)

Mangomoc on August 21, 2018:

I have a photo of my father who my mother had left and i would like some help to find out his identity. The only information i had ever was his name which was Kai, but I have some doubt that it is his actual his real name. I will not tell my real name only my surname

Alison Patterson on July 26, 2018:

I want to do identy check to get back into my Facebook account and messenger.

Kathy Reed on July 25, 2018:

I need to find out this guys name. He burned the flags at my first responders bar in winston Salem nc

Kathy Reed on July 25, 2018:

Need to try to tecognize this face. This guy burned our fags at my bar in winston salem nc

Rebecca on July 23, 2018:

Picturs for my facebook page

Oscar ambriz on June 14, 2018:

I can't login i can't find my profile

JOHNNYBOY333jh1 on May 27, 2018:

&I am hoping to see she's the girl off my dreams+ my soul mate ❤♌♐

Md Mostafijur on May 26, 2018:

I Have A Photo ,Now i need to know her have any Facebook Account or not if have what is her name.

nygriego74 on May 11, 2018:

Someone e-mailed me a picture with the fb image file name still in tact as a jpeg. How can I find the profile? I tried using that site but it said it can't find them.

Ammy on May 08, 2018:

Can we find anyone only with a personal image means not from Facebook or any social media, something like face recognize technique or something??

Priti on May 05, 2018:

I'd search

Ann kamau on May 01, 2018:

i like it

Vineet on April 30, 2018:

Hello,I have the pictures of a girl. I need to know who is she.Can you help me? Thank you

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Svetlozara on April 26, 2018:

Hello,I have the pictures of a man user by a scammer.I need to know who is the person in the pictures and I inform him.Can you help me? Thank you

Grace on April 26, 2018:

I have a picture of a man used by a scammer. I need to know who the person in the picture so i can inform him. Can you pls. help me?

Scott on April 26, 2018:

I have 12 photos of a person and I need to know it is.. I tried tineye and Google image with no luck. Any suggestions?

krutika barot on April 25, 2018:

I have a photo of a person and I want to know who is that person.

I tried tineye, image search on google but something worked

can someone please help me out?

Joya Khan on April 07, 2018:

This is my tamp mail id

missy on March 28, 2018:

An scammer used this photo in fake facebook account. How can I trace the real owner of the photo? Please help me guys, this is really unfair for this person and I want to inform that person

help me please as I tried tineye and google images search but nothing worked

missy on March 28, 2018:

I have a photo of a person and I want to know who is that person.

I tried tineye, image search on google but something worked

can someone please help me out?

Lici on March 10, 2018:

FULA - Choose "request desktop site" and select the word 'Image' at top right corner then it will show.

Fula on March 04, 2018:

I have pictures..but I can't search it in gpoogle because that camera icon not showing my Google search bar

hassan on February 11, 2018:

can't find using google image and tinyeyes. i have only pic and name how i can find on facebook id anyone can help me?