How To View Private Facebook Profiles

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View Private User’s Album

So you’d like to view someone’s photo album. You search for them, click on their name, only to find out that their profile is private. For one reason or another adding them as a friend is either not an option or will take to long. Well, you’d think you’re out of luck. Wrong.

Luckily for you there is a simple trick to get around this and view up to 40 pictures of them not including their profile picture.

First, you need to search for the person you want to see’s pictures on facebook. You can’t click on their name, so click on view friends. It should take you to the following link:[id-number]

Copy the [id-number] (It should be the series of numbers shown in the picture). This is the personal id for that person. It doesn’t change and is used for all of their profile pages.

Facebook Selected ID in Address Bar

Next you type in the following link in the address bar[id-number]&id=[id-number] replacing [id-number] with their actual id number. (shown in the picture below)

Show pictures address

Note: Apparently facebook has fixed this bug. Unfortunately, it no longer works to view private facebook albums. Please take a look at the other articles on this site for more facebook hacks and tips.

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Drake at 20:23 on 23 April 2009

Great find! I suppose this won ‘t work on profiles that have the “view friends” option disabled?

admin at 21:04 on 23 April 2009

Part of the hack is that you have access to their view friends. Otherwise it wont work.

Drake at 22:24 on 23 April 2009

I tried this out and was told that I was unable to view the page because I didn’t have permission… odd, no?

admin at 02:02 on 24 April 2009

If the private user doesn’t allow you to view his friends on facebook then you can’t view the profile or album.

Drake at 02:53 on 24 April 2009

No, I tried it on someone that does let you view their friends. :)

admin at 09:25 on 24 April 2009

Maybe, facebook has fixed the view private facebook profiles hack. Have you tried any of the other hacks on this site, such as View Private Users Profile Picture?

Drake at 09:52 on 24 April 2009

Yeah, I tried that one, it works fine unless someone’s albums are set to private like you’ve said.

admin at 12:16 on 24 April 2009

I’m glad you liked it. I’m publishing a very detailed facebook security guide later on today, so make sure you check it out. Also, feel free to add a link from your site to any article on here that you like.

Drake at 17:52 on 24 April 2009

Awesome. Is it possible to get an email notification from this site whenever it’s updated?

ShitHead at 08:17 on 25 April 2009

It doesn’t work.

admin at 08:53 on 25 April 2009

It will be. I’m setting up a mailing list. It should be up in a couple days.

dark at 16:15 on 25 April 2009

Why did you remove my post?Im just telling you that this code does not work.

admin at 16:22 on 25 April 2009

Your post was not removed. Are you sure you submitted it properly? I have been getting reports that this no longer works. I will make a not about it in the article.

admin at 20:49 on 26 April 2009

Ok, I haven’t set the mailing list up yet. But it should be up very soon. We update daily, so tomorrow at around 10 pm eastern time we should have a new update. Make sure you link to this site and tell your friends. I’ll tell you as soon as I get the mailing list up.

admin at 15:46 on 27 April 2009

The beta mailing list is now set up. It is subject to change if there are any problems with it. We’re using feedburner, because they have good stat tracking, but I may end up setting up my own. Also, we’ve always had an RSS feed if you want add it to your viewer and get article updates. Mailing list is here and RSS feed is hereRSS Feed.

love_fu at 07:47 on 29 April 2009

what if the person does not have “add friend” or “view profile” or “send a message” but just a picture?
there’s no way i can get the code?

hbl at 06:48 on 30 April 2009

I blocked an ex girlfriend from my friends list but I want to be able to see her photos and profile how do I do this without her noticeing..?

gum at 14:42 on 30 April 2009

it doesnt work. i need this please help

James at 04:48 on 5 May 2009

Hey guys try the “photo stalker” app on facebook. If the album is not set to private you can see pics of people you’re not friend with. If you can’t find an album for your user of choice, then just try to look for albums of some of the person’s friends, maybe you will find some pics of that person over there (e.g. birthday party pics…!) Good luck

puzomafia at 21:28 on 4 June 2009

How can I add/view a facebook user’s profile if a picture is only there?

Thanaletchumy at 20:29 on 18 June 2009

i want the facebook admin to change my email add in facebook, can you help plzzz

jackie. at 01:45 on 3 July 2009

can you maybe work on this trick a little faster? it’s not working i’ve tried everything to see this person’s profile. i’ve added them as a friend and they haven’t accepted yet. it’s been two months now, how will i know that they’ve simply ignored the request? you’re good at this hacking stuff please help.

pasta lady at 15:23 on 4 August 2009

this code no longer works. facebook is getting smarter.

erin at 08:52 on 8 August 2009 doesnt work.and i’m so sad..please help me..=’(

ahsan at 06:11 on 31 August 2009

m unable 2 find th8 code…..
is there any other way 2 see someones private msgs and pictures………
help me plz….

idea at 17:27 on 3 September 2009

Why don`t you try becoming nicer to them to see their pics ? :D

banks at 10:47 on 14 September 2009

it did’nt work. any other way???

trich at 19:01 on 29 September 2009

hey I’ve been trying to make this work.. do ya think ya could give me a hand??

zain at 10:54 on 9 October 2009

please i need help!!!! i wana c my xgf profile and pic she maked it priv help!!!

jack at 17:34 on 20 October 2009

do you have any new methods that work?

kaveh at 08:06 on 15 November 2009

I want 2 add Sb who is completely private in facebook , can u help me how can i add her?

rocker at 05:25 on 24 November 2009

im not able to get some profile ID’s
only their profile name is comin in the address bar and not the ID

Asn at 22:29 on 22 December 2009

m not able 2 view my xgf facebook album please help me n tell me some new technique.

ezzuhadka at 23:00 on 30 December 2009

how to secure the profile fb..thanks

cxcx at 05:18 on 31 December 2009

hey!! this won’t work eh??” better hire some blackhats to hack profiles..

dinesh at 22:46 on 12 January 2010

hi dinu

anonymous at 08:30 on 16 January 2010

this doesnt work plz another way

maria at 00:27 on 24 January 2010

i need an investigation on someone, is there any chane that i can view the photos even if i don’t add them in my list?

Jane at 22:09 on 7 March 2010

You know this can lead to internet stalking when crazies figure out to access people’s pages. There is a reason for privacy and I hope you all consider and think about you would feel if someone invaded yours! especially if it was some crazy ex etc…

kangaroo at 10:32 on 10 April 2010

guyz guyz……plz help me…… i need to add a person on facebook…but that profile is not visible to every body i mean no body…but i got that profile lucikly…..plz plz plz i request for help to you ppl on my account

kangaroo at 10:34 on 10 April 2010

guyz guyz…forgot to mentionn ma id…its

charlen at 15:30 on 26 April 2010

I would like to get on the mailing list when things change

Tarzan at 21:53 on 19 May 2010

@ Jane you really shouldn’t whine. If you or anyone want something private don’t join myspace or facebook, or any public sites where you enter your personal information. Just common sense!

bebsie at 06:42 on 10 June 2010


carl at 04:09 on 14 June 2010

how to wiev oder people albums pictures,, its not my frend and y canot see tnere pictures,,sory on bad english

misha at 13:14 on 20 June 2010

how do i hack my friends user and password ???

AB at 02:53 on 25 June 2010

Willing to pay $$ to have someone hack my ex’s FB page. Pls contact

natasha at 10:09 on 28 June 2010

Hi! I followed your steps and i did the link according to your advise but when i presses enter it just said that photos aren’t available now, please try again later.
Is there anything elese i can do?

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HACKERZ at 13:34 on 18 July 2010

NOT WORKING>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WTF

Jhon Doe at 21:14 on 27 July 2010

Accessing a private profile in facebook is actually easy if you stop trying to get your target friendship and focus on his/her friends. Why don’t we view our target profile logged as a friend he/she already has accepted? This idea is full explained in
(in spanish, but you can use google translator)

rick at 16:24 on 18 October 2010

hi i was wondering if someone could help me see someone pics that are private i would be willling 2 pay with a money oreder for some help thanxs and i am for real i will even give u my number so u know i will pay and i am real thanxs

zain at 10:58 on 15 November 2010

very good. it really works. now please tell me how to hack an account of others on facenook?

Farid Hamzah at 02:09 on 4 December 2010

please help me! i don’t understand that.. how about private wall???
please info me at my email-

Farid Hamzah at 02:10 on 4 December 2010

how about private wall???
please info me at my email-

a at 02:07 on 8 December 2010

ok it didnt work, so how else can i see the pictures? im trying to help my bf see his kid :(

timmy at 09:06 on 10 December 2010

how can i view her message ? please help me

yesika at 22:25 on 3 January 2011

I need to view a private profile. I want to be able to see the wall and any pictures. Plz help!

malata od jupiter at 10:12 on 17 January 2011

Blocked for facebook profiles
:D :D :P :P :) :)

Kelly at 11:07 on 17 January 2011

I need to view a private profile. I want to be able to see the pictures!!!… please help mee…

Kelly at 11:08 on 17 January 2011
sarah at 10:21 on 25 January 2011

<3 i loveyou

mohamed at 01:25 on 29 January 2011

didnt work could u help me out

mayank saini at 22:16 on 3 February 2011

one of my friend blocked me…so i couldnt see her profile…but from other account i can see her profile, friends but i cant see her album which i want to plz send me any trick for that….

john at 21:18 on 7 February 2011

i need to view a private profile. i want to be able to see the wall and any pictures… pleasssseeee help me

Reza at 07:17 on 9 February 2011

I want to add a photo to an ex girl friend but she has not add me as friend how can I do that

cwigg at 12:33 on 9 February 2011

i’m tryin to catch my fiancee up and i know there are incriminating photos on one of her friend’s page in her albums…her profile is set to private and there is no way she would add me as a friend…is there ne way to b able to “peek” into her albums without being added as a friend? PLZ HELP ME!!

Justin Beiber at 17:32 on 9 February 2011

i will help you but fuck that

kk at 20:33 on 13 February 2011

Seems like the address bar shows up like this: HERE]n?sk=friends

No Id # is provided.

sam evans at 09:01 on 15 February 2011

need to hack in my fireands account

phill at 11:20 on 18 February 2011

Need help cant view 1504663296

carolla at 02:54 on 20 February 2011

hey i’m from Polan and i wanna see too some of private photos but it didn’t work :/ WHY ????? i need it NOW ! :/

tree at 00:18 on 27 February 2011

IT doesnt work!!!!!!!!!! i neeed to see his photos! its driving me mad to not. i followed all the instructions and even wrote the id number on my hand and then you tell me it wont work!!!???? please find another way to view private photos.

tree at 00:19 on 27 February 2011

go die in a hole

timmyj at 15:37 on 2 March 2011

i would like to see pictures that R private. i have tried everything out there. plz help me out.

mitchy at 03:53 on 7 March 2011

not working.. sad.. is there new trick!

george at 07:56 on 18 March 2011

i want to see a private profile of someone URGENT . please help me .my email is
the profile i want to see is this

lina at 04:49 on 21 March 2011

i want to view my boyfriends profile!hav no clue how it works

soirt at 08:43 on 21 March 2011

I need to view someones profile. Please help.

Zahava at 05:24 on 2 April 2011

I desperately need to see the pictures of some on Facebook, who screwed me over, PLEASE, help me.

Zeniok at 05:57 on 13 April 2011

Please can u help me to view? i want to view girl’s profile but she’s not accepting me;(( can u help to view this one?!/dtamuleviciute

pond at 12:23 on 18 April 2011

i would like to see pic ex boyfriend .help me plz

Dayo at 03:38 on 20 April 2011

Hi, could you help me to view someone’s private album??

meng shi at 06:53 on 25 April 2011
chloe at 21:17 on 27 April 2011

this girl stole my pics somehow and i need to get in her profile to see what pics she has…please help

shah at 21:51 on 22 May 2011

how to hack someones facebook???please tell me..tq

ju at 01:39 on 30 July 2011

how to see private albums,,please tell me!
help me plz :’(

khan at 23:35 on 6 August 2011

it is impossible


liz at 07:59 on 13 August 2011

i wanna see this girls pictures but some of them she put as private. can you tell me how to do that?

Liz at 00:31 on 15 August 2011

i want to view my ex boyfriends profile, but he blocked me, how do I go about doing that?

tb at 09:08 on 19 August 2011

i would like help viewing prvate album