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How to log into Facebook as a visitor

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How to log into Facebook as a visitor: Lately, all your friends have been talking about a video that was posted on a page Facebook. Intrigued by the subject, you too would like to watch the video in question but, not being a member of the famous social network and not having the intention of creating an account, you would like to know if it is still possible to access the content. For this reason, you did some research on the web and ended up straight on this guide of mine.

That’s the way it is, right? Then let me tell you that you’ve come to the right place at the right time! In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will explain to you how to log into Facebook as a visitor from computers, smartphones and tablets, without creating an account. In addition to indicating which sections of the social network are accessible without an account and what are the limitations for unregistered users, you will also find the detailed procedure for accessing the sections in question and using the available features.

How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and immediately move on to the action. Make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time to devote to reading the next paragraphs and follow the instructions I am about to give you. I assure you that, by trying to put my “tips” into practice on the device of your interest, you will be able to access the sections of Facebook that do not require an account. Enjoy the reading!

Preliminary information

If you are wondering if it is possible log into Facebook as a visitor, you will be glad to know that the answer is positive, albeit with many limitations. As you can well imagine, using the famous social network without an account it is not possible in any way to interact with the available content nor with other users.

However, those who have no plans to create a Facebook account can look for people and discover its public information, view the contents of the Facebook pages, search for groups and even access the section Facebook Watch, to view the most popular videos and live broadcasts on the social network and original Facebook content.

Also, without an account, you can view the sale listings available on Facebook Marketplace (the section of the social network dedicated to trading between users), view the games, the fundraising and the job offers available on Facebook. However, an account is required to find out more about a particular item for sale, start a game in any game or make a donation.

Finally, I would like to point out that it is possible to browse Facebook as a visitor not only from a computer but also from smartphones and tablets. In the latter case, however, it is not possible to do so using the official application of the social network for devices Android And iPhone / iPad but it is necessary to proceed through the browser installed on your device (eg. Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS / iPadOS) and activate the desktop version of the Facebook site (on iPad this is not necessary as Safari loads all sites in desktop mode by default).

For this reason, as a matter of convenience, it will be my concern to first provide the instructions for using Facebook without an account from a computer and, subsequently, to show you the procedure to do it from smartphones and tablets.

How to log in to Facebook as a visitor from a computer

How to log into Facebook as a visitor

Having made this necessary premise, you are ready to find out how to enter Facebook as a visitor from computer. All you have to do is connect to the main page of the famous social network and choose the section of your interest.

If your intention is to search for a person on Facebook, open the browser installed on your computer (eg. Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc.), connected to the official site of the social network, click on the item People, visible at the bottom of the page, put the check mark next to the option I am not a robot, to verify your identity, and press the button Send.

In the new screen that appears, locate the option Names of Latin characters and click on initial letter of the name of the person you are looking for. Alternatively, you can enter their full name in the field Search for people, at the top right, and press the button Near. At this point, locate the person you are looking for in the results and click on theirs first name, to view the information and photos that this has made public. To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to see Facebook profiles without being subscribed.

Search for a person on Facebook

If, on the other hand, you want to follow a famous person or view the contents of a particular Facebook page, access the section Pages, both to find out which pages have the most subscribers and to search for the one you are interested in.

In the latter case, press on initial letter the name of the page you are looking for or, more simply, enter the full name in the field Search pages, top right. After clicking on the button Near, click on the page of your interest, to view all its contents (including photos and videos), comments posted by users, information and related pages.

You must know that you can also save any photos of your interest (in this regard, my guide on how to save photos from Facebook might be useful) but to post a comment, send a private message or any other interaction with the page in question, it is need to create an account.

See Facebook pages without accounts

Facebook Watch, the Facebook section dedicated to videos, is probably one of the few useful sections you can access as a visitor. Although even in this case it is not allowed to comment on the videos or interact with other users without using an account, it is possible to watch all the contents available without any limitation.

In the section Home of Facebook Watch, you can view the most popular videos of the social network and, by pressing the relevant ▶ ︎ button, start playback. By choosing the option instead Programs, you can view the complete list of original Facebook contents and start watching those of your interest by clicking on the button Look now. Finally, in the section Live, you can find the live videos divided by categories Live news, Live sports And Live video games.

If your intention is to search for a specific item to buy online and you want to check its availability on Facebook, access the section Marketplace which allows you to search for any article by entering its name in the field Search on Marketplace. Without an account it is possible to view all the details of the available advertisements but it is not allowed to contact the user for more information on the product for sale or to sell on Facebook Marketplace.

Log into Facebook Marketplace without an account

Finally, I would like to point out that from the main Facebook page it is possible to access further sections of the social network as a visitor.

  • Places: by entering the name of a city, it allows you to discover its main tourist attractions, restaurants, hotels available and much more. For each place, reviews, photos and comments from users who have visited it are available.
  • Groups: is the section that allows you to search for a Facebook group and view its description and number of subscribers. Private groups are excluded.
  • Games: to view the games available on Facebook. An account is required to play.
  • Fundraising: to view the list of ongoing fundraisers on Facebook. To make a donation or create your own campaign, you need an account.
  • Job opportunities: is the section for viewing Facebook job offers. It is possible to apply for a job position without registration.

How to log in to Facebook as a visitor from smartphones and tablets

Log in to Facebook without a smartphone account

As mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, this is not possible log into Facebook as a visitor using the app of the famous social network for smartphone and tablet. However, you can use the browser installed on your mobile device, connect to the official Facebook site and activate the desktop version of the latter.

To proceed, then take your smartphone or tablet, start the browser you usually use to browse the Internet (eg. Chrome on Android or Safari on iOS / iPadOS) and connected to the Facebook main page. Now, if you have a device Android, tap on the icon of the three dots and select the item Request desktop site from the menu that opens.

If you use a iPhone, press the button AA, visible in the address bar at the top left, and select the option Request desktop site. If, on the other hand, you have a iPad and you use Safari, you do not need any intervention since the browser in question, on iPadOS, loads all the sites in desktop mode by default, as I have already mentioned in the opening paragraphs of this tutorial.

At this point, all you have to do is access the section of your interest, following the instructions I have given you in the paragraphs dedicated to use of Facebook without a computer account.