How to search for people on Facebook by email address: You just signed up for Facebook and would you like to get in touch with all your friends quickly, without having to search for them one by one? Have you found an e-mail address pinned on a piece of paper and, since you no longer remember who it belongs to, would you like to go back to its owner, looking for it on the most famous social network in the world? Well, luckily you came across the right tutorial at the right time, because I’m about to explain how to do this.
Before I start telling you how to search for people on Facebook by email address, you should know that the search engine included in the web version of Facebook, the one accessible from the browser, does not show results when typing an email address, which it did previously. Having said that, you can still succeed in the intent you have set yourself by acting as a smartphone and tablet, through the official application of Facebook for Android or iOS, or even from a computer, following some alternative procedures that I will tell you about in the next chapters. Through an integrated function within Facebook, you can in fact share your contacts (telephone numbers and even email addresses) with the social network in order to identify the people registered on the platform.
Having clarified this, all you have to do is sit down comfortably and take a few minutes of free time, in order to carefully read the instructions I am about to give you and put them into practice. Are you ready to get started? Yup? Very good! I wish you a good reading and, above all, a good search for your friends on the most famous social network in the world!
Search people on Facebook by email address from smartphones and tablets
If your intent is to search for people on Facebook by email address and you want to do it from your smartphone or tablet, you must first synchronize your contacts with the social network app.
To proceed, start the application of Facebook previously downloaded on your device, by pressing on its icon on the home screen or in the drawer and, if necessary, log in with your account data (email address or telephone number And password).
Once this is done, click on the button with the symbol (☰) which you can find in the top right corner on Android or in the bottom right corner on iOS and, in the next menu, press the item first Friends and then on the board Contacts. Now, press the button Start and, if required, presses the button Allow to allow Facebook to access your contacts.
Once this has been done, the social network will scan all telephone contacts and email addresses in the address book of your device and will show you a list of people to whom you can possibly send a friend request, by pressing the button add. If you do not want to carry out this step, click on the button Forward (or Skip, on iOS).
On the next screen, Facebook will continue scanning your contacts and, in case it identifies people who are not yet subscribed to the social network, it will allow you to invite them by pressing the button Invite. If you do not wish to send an invitation, click on the button end located at the top right.
Search for people on Facebook by email address from a computer
Another solution that I want to offer you is to use the tool Find friends which requires, however, to act as a computer: it is, in fact, a feature integrated in the Web version of Facebook which involves entering your email address and, consequently, the synchronization of your email addresses, for the identification of contacts registered on Facebook.
To carry out this procedure, connect to the Facebook home page and, once logged in with your account data (e-mail or telephone number And password), press the button with the symbol of two men that you find in the top bar, then click on the link Find friends you see on the screen.
At this point, locate the section Add personal contacts, which you can find at the top right of the screen and choose the e-mail service with which you want to import the contacts, by clicking on the respective icon: Outlook, Gmail, iCloud, Free or another service of E-mail.
Regarding all the e-mail services mentioned (except Gmail), as a next step, type theemail address and the password of your account, then press the button Find your friends.
As for instead Gmail, in order to identify the people present on Facebook thanks to their e-mail address it is necessary to carry out an additional step, as you are asked to import the Gmail contacts on Facebook. To do this you must have previously exported them to a file CSV.
If you have not already done so, connect to the site of Google Contacts with your account details Gmail, press the button first More located in the left sidebar, then click on Export, select the item Google CSV and finally, press on Export. If in doubt, refer to my guide on how to export contacts from Gmail.
If you have already done this, after pressing the button Find your friends press on the button Choose file and then on the one named Upload your contacts. You will then be able to see on the screen a subsequent list of all the contacts in your address book who are registered on Facebook. Once this is done, if you want to send a friend request to a person on the list, you can do it on this occasion by clicking on the button add.
In addition, you will also be asked if you want to invite contacts who are not yet subscribed to Facebook. To do this, put the check mark on the names of the people and press the button Invite located at the bottom right, If you do not intend to do so, press the button Skip top right.