How to View As on Facebook (From Mobile or PC)

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Introduction

In this guide you will learn how to view as on Facebook. Facebook is public so anybody can see your Facebook profile. Though it is a social media, people may look at your profile for different reasons – even work!

Sometimes, it is important to see what your profile looks like when viewed by the public.

Options to View As on Facebook

Because some people access Facebook from a desktop and others from a mobile phone, this guide offers how to View as on Facebook:

  • From Facebook App on a Smartphone
  • Mobile phone browser
  • From a PC browser (Facebook.com)
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How to View as on Facebook from Facebook App

How to View As on Facebook from Facebook App
  • Open Facebook App on your phone.
How to View As on Facebook from Facebook App
  • Then click your profile icon – highlighted in the image below.
  • Finally, beneath your profile picture picture, click View as..
  • Facebook app will then display how your Facebook profile looks like when viewed by the public. On top, it will display a message “This is what your profile looks like to: Public”. To close the View as preview, click EXIT VIEW.

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How to View as on Facebook from a Mobile Phone Browser

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Don’t have the Facebook App on your phone? Prefer using Facebook from a browser on your phone? We have you covered! You can can still View as. Here is how…

I used Chrome browser on Samsung Galaxy 9 (Android) for this demo but the steps should work for any smartphone.
  • Open Facebook.com from a browser on your phone and login.
  • Then click the 3 lines on the top right of the page and click your profile name.
How to View As on Facebook from a Mobile Phone Browser
  • Finally, to view as on Facebook click View as.
How to View As on Facebook from a Mobile Phone Browser
  • Your profile will be displayed as it looks like when viewed by other people. To quit the View as preview, click Exit.

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How to View As on Facebook from a PC (Facebook.com)

If you use Facebook from a PC, here are the steps to View as on Facebook from a PC:

  • Open Facebook.com from a browser on your PC and login.
  • Then on the top left of your News feed page, click your name.
How to View As on Facebook from a PC (Facebook.com)
  • When your profile opens, towards the bottom right of your profile click the 3 dots beside Activity log. Then click View as.
  • Facebook will display your profile the way it looks when viewed by other people. On the top left of the page, a message – “This is what your profile looks like to: Public” – will be displayed.
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  • To close View as display click the X beside the message.

Conclusion

If you see what others see when they look at your Facebook profile you can make changes to reflect what you want them to see. This way you have control over what the public sees.

I hope you found this guide easy to follow. If you have a question, comment or feedback use the “Leave a Reply” form found at the end of this page.

For more guides like this one, visit our Social Media how to page.

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