How to Find a Facebook Friend's ID Number

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How to Find a Facebook Friend's ID Number
Look for a unique set of numbers at the end of the profile URL. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

All Facebook users receive a unique URL, which can be given to friends or posted on external sites on the Web. Made up of a user name and a user identification number, a user's profile URL is visible to anyone with profile-viewing capability. You can easily locate a friend's user ID in a few quick steps.

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  1. 1

    Log in to your Facebook account.

  2. 2

    Click on the name of a friend, which will bring you to that friend's home page. Choose the "Profile" option.

  3. 3

    Locate the URL at the top of the profile page. The user ID is the set of digits at the end of the URL following "id=."

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