Facebook has made a tremendous impact in the lives of most people living in today’s world. It’s now an essential tool used for communication. There are over 2 billion active users on Facebook, chances are that your friends and family are on it too.
Facebook requests certain information from users, including name, date of birth, email, phone number, country of origin, State of origin, etc. This information is what constitutes your Facebook profile. They are what makes your Facebook account unique.
Facebook also requests that you input an email that could be used to retrieve your account in case you forget your password, or encounter a problem with your account.
The safety of your account is paramount to Facebook and should be to yours too. You are advised to use a strong but easy to recall password for your account. A strong password consists: upper and lower case characters, a number and maybe special characters. This stops hackers from being able to access to your account.
Facebook Profile Description
A Facebook profile refers to a place on Facebook where you post information about yourself. This information includes your name, age, hometown, sex, religion, interests, etc.
Every Facebook user is entitled to only one Facebook profile. This ensures every user operates a single account. Also, your Facebook profile should not be used for business activities. Facebook highly prohibits it. Failure to comply with this directive will lead to suspension of your account.
How is a Facebook Profile different from a Facebook Page?
A Facebook profile differs from a Facebook page in the following ways:
A Facebook profile is your personal account on Facebook, it consists of your photos, videos, etc. It is a place where you can connect with your friends and see their posts in your news feed. A Facebook page, on the other hand, is a business account on Facebook. It is a place where business owners, artists, public figures, authors, etc reach out to their clients or fans.
You must have a Facebook profile before being able to create a Facebook page. There is no such requirement for creating a Facebook profile.
Can You See People Who View Your Profile?
This question has been asked over and over again by several Facebook users. It is true that some other social network platforms allow users to check who viewed their profile. Facebook as a matter of policy does not allow it. The answer to the question above is simply ‘NO’.
Facebook gathers information from its users, but it does not share this information. It considers your personal information as confidential and as such would not share it. Facebook indeed knows all the people who view your profile.
In addressing this issue, Facebook through one of its help pages said that it is not possible to know who viewed your Facebook profile. Instead, Facebook urged users to make use of the privacy settings for selecting an audience for their posts. This way, you can control who is able to view your profile and posts.
Also, there are third-party apps that claim to help you know who viewed your Facebook profile. Facebook has warned that these third-party apps are fraudulent. You should not hesitate to report them to Facebook, so that appropriate action will be taken against them.
These third-party apps request access to your Facebook profile and personal information, some even request for money. You can only imagine what will be done with your personal data. The best course of action is to accept that Facebook does not allow you to know who views your profile.