You urgently need to write someone a message on Facebook, but you don’t know if this user is online or not? With this situation, thousands of social network users are faced. It turns out that determining the time of a visit to a site is not so simple. In any case, unlike other social networks popular in Russia, you cannot find this information on the main page of users. What to do if there is a need to see when a person went to Facebook? We will talk about this in this article.
In fact, within the framework of the American social network, there really is no way to clearly determine the time of the last visit of all users. The main assistant in solving this problem is Facebook Chat. As you know, in the list of contacts displayed in the Chat window, next to the names are icons that indicate the status of people in the social network.
If you see a green circle, then this user is currently online and uses the built-in messenger.
If a person was active some time ago, then next to his name it will be written how much time ago he used the Facebook messenger.
Alas, this method cannot be called absolutely successful. Firstly, a person can simply turn off Chat, and even if he is currently on the site, you will not see a green circle next to his name. Secondly, information about the time of the visit in the messenger does not always coincide with reality.
Another way to determine the time a person visits Facebook is to see his activity on the social network. Scroll through the News Feed. If the user put “likes”, reposted or added new material, you will see it.
Unfortunately, there are no other ways to see the time users visit Facebook on the site. The leadership of the social network takes the privacy of its users so seriously that it prevents any opportunities to trace their activity.
Such a policy, of course, does not suit many account holders, but there is a rational grain in it. So the creators of the world's most popular social networks protect the privacy of millions of users. For the same reason, you can’t find out who came to your page, or see information hidden by the account owner.
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The social network has an elaborate system for hiding personal information. Each user can determine what information about himself he wants to share and with whom. You can specify which categories of users are allowed to find you on the site, who can subscribe to updates of your news feed, who can comment on your page or like, who will see photos, and so on. With the toughest settings, strangers will not know anything about you at all.
The same policy applies to the time you visit Facebook. Nowhere in the social network is it impossible to find when exactly the last time a particular person logged into his account. This is the principal position of the network administration. The hiding of this information is done for the safety of users.
That is why, by the way, in no large social network there is a function that allows you to find out exactly who came to look at your account. For many years, millions of users have been asking to make such an option, but it is unlikely that it will ever appear.
Here it is appropriate to mention the numerous utilities or programs that supposedly allow you to find out about anyone any information, extract it from the Facebook pages. Such offers are easy to find on the Internet. Be careful, there are no such ways! All such ads are either fakes or fraudulent schemes.
We find out when a person went into the network
Nevertheless, there is an exception to the above rules. The developers left the opportunity to see the status of users on the site - whether your friend is online right now or not. This is useful for communicating through a messenger, if the user is currently on the site, you can write a message to him and immediately get an answer. If he is disconnected from the social network, you will have to wait until he appears and reads your message.
So, the status of the user can be found in the chat window, or rather, in the list of friends. In the version for computers, this list is located on the right side of the screen. If it is minimized, it must be deployed. You will see a list of your friends, and those that are currently online on the site will be marked with a green circle. Sometimes next to it you can still see the label “web” or “mobile” - from which particular device the user is working.
Here we were left with another opportunity. When your friend leaves the social network, a figure will appear next to his name in the chat, showing how long he left. Time is given in minutes and hours.
This is all we can learn about the time our friends visit Facebook.