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How to see the phone number on Messenger

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Since when do you use Messenger, you have finally regained contact with all your old school friends, of whom you had completely lost track. From time to time you exchange greetings using the popular instant messaging service provided by Facebook and remember the “good times” when you went to school. However, chatting seems like a bit too “cold” way to communicate with them and so you wondered how to see the phone number on Messenger, in such a way as to call them on their cell phones and hear their hands-free voice. Well, if this is indeed the situation you are in right now, I’ll be happy to help you figure out how you can find a person’s number on Messenger.

Before going into the heart of this tutorial, however, I want to tell you that if your friends have not made their phone number public on Facebook, you will not be able to trace the information you are looking for; not using Messenger at least. It is for this reason that, in addition to showing you how to see a number on Messenger and how to synchronize the contacts in the address book, I will also list some services that could be useful for tracing the number of people whose name you only know.

So, are you ready to get started? Perfect! Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to focus on reading the next few paragraphs and apply the tips I will give you in the next few minutes. With a little patience and a good dose of luck, you may be able to track down your friends’ phone numbers. Enjoy the reading!

See the phone number on Messenger

If you want see the phone number on Messenger, you can use the specific function integrated in the instant messaging service thanks to which it is possible to view the Facebook profile of a user in which his phone number may be reported (provided that he has made it public). In the next few lines I will explain how to do all this both from your mobile device, using the Messenger app for Android and iOS, and from your PC.

Android

If you want to trace a user’s phone number on Android, first start theMessenger app on your device, log in to your account (if required) and enter his first name in the text field Near (up). In the screen that appears, tap on (the) located at the top right and then presses on the item View profile: theFacebook app (or, if it is not installed on the device, the browser will be started) and you will be shown the Facebook profile of the user whose phone number you want to know. Once you are in the Facebook app, press on the voice Information (bottom left) and, if the user has made his number public on Facebook, you can view it in the tab contact info.

Another way to achieve the same result is as follows: select the tab People Messenger (the icon of the two men), locate the name of the person whose phone number you want to find out and press the button (the). A summary card will appear with all the details of the person, including, if it has been made public, also the mobile number.

iOS

To trace a friend’s mobile number on iOS, first start theMessenger’s official app on your iPhone or iPad, log into your account (if prompted) and enter his first name in the text field Near (up).

Now, tap his username and, in the screen that opens, presses on his again first name (up). On the screen Contact, tap on the item View profile on Facebook: theFacebook app (or, if you have not installed it, the browser will start) and you will be shown the profile of the friend whose phone number you want to know.

In the Facebook app, then presses on the voice Information (bottom left) and, if your friend has made his number public on the social network, you will be able to view the info you were looking for in the card contact info. Easier than that !?

PC

Do you want to trace the mobile number of a friend by acting as a PC? No problem in this case log into your Messenger account by connecting to the login page to the service from your favorite browser, type in the text field Search on Messenger (top left) the user’s name of you want to know the phone number and click on his first name to view their profile.

At this point, click on link placed under the heading Facebook profile which is located in the tab Information (if you don’t see it, click on (the) located at the top right to make it appear) and, on the Web page that opens in the browser, you will be shown the Facebook profile of the user whose number you want to know. Then click on the item Information and, if the user has included his telephone number in his public information, you can see it in the box containing the info of his profile.

Note: if you want, you can also “bypass” the procedure I have just described by accessing Facebook directly, going to your friend’s profile and viewing the information (without first accessing Messenger and doing all the “process” I described above ).

Synchronize the contacts saved in the address book

Do you want to see on Messenger the contacts whose phone number is saved in the address book, even if you are not their friend on Facebook? Well, in this case, to succeed you must synchronize the contacts saved in the address book using the specific function integrated in the Messenger app. Now I’ll explain how to do it on both Android and iOS.

Android

On Android, start theMessenger app, log in to your account (if required) and tap yours profile picture (top right). Then scroll down the screen the which has just opened, presses on the voice People, tap on the item Synchronize contacts and, in the box that appears in the center of the screen, confirm the operation by pressing on the item OK.

From now on, Messenger will import all the contacts you have saved (and will save in the future) in your phone’s address book: they are easily recognizable by the business card icon placed next to their name.

iOS

On iOS, open theMessenger app on your device, log into your account (if required) and press yours profile picture (located at the top left). Now, scroll down the screen the that has just opened, tap on the item People and move up ON the switch lever located in correspondence with the item Synchronize contacts. In the menu that appears below, confirm the operation by pressing the item again Synchronize contacts.

As you can see, all the contacts saved in your address book will be imported to Messenger, which will be marked with a business card symbol.

What to do if a number is not visible on Facebook

Have you tried to trace a friend’s phone number using Messenger but have you just noticed that he hasn’t made it public on Facebook? Well, in this case you can rely on some services that support the search for telephone numbers starting from the names of their holders. Here are some of the most popular services that can be used for this purpose.

  • White pages – the famous paper column is also available in digital version, both as online service, which as a free application for smartphones and tablets Android, iOS And Windows 10 Mobile. Thanks to White Pages, it is possible to trace a person’s phone number by searching for his or her name in its vast database. In this case, Pagine Bianche allows you to find mainly landline phone numbers, as well as the mobile numbers of professionals and companies. If you want to have some more details about the functioning of White Pages, I suggest you read the tutorial in which I explain in detail how to find a person with a phone number.
  • TrueCaller – if you have read one of my articles in which I explain how to block unwanted calls, you will probably already know this famous one online service, also available as a device app Android, iOS And Windows 10 Mobile. In addition to integrating the function that, as you well know, allows you to preventively block calls from “known annoyances” (call centers, telemarketers, pollsters, scammers, etc.), TrueCaller also integrates a convenient search function thanks to which you can search for a phone number to find out who it belongs to. However, it is necessary to subscribe to the Pro version of the service (which costs € 1.99 per month) to search for a telephone number starting from the name of its holder. In addition to this, I remind you that to be used, TrueCaller requires the publication of your number in its database. If you are willing to accept this compromise and want to have some more details about the search function included in TrueCaller, read the tutorial where I explain how to find a person with their phone number: there you will find all the information you need.