How to find people you recently contacted on Facebook

Written by jennifer leighton
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Facebook may be a good way to stay in touch with friends and meet new people, but it can sometimes be hard to keep track of everyone. If you are not sure who you have been in contact with on Facebook recently, you can discover this information in a couple of different ways.

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Instructions

    Wall Contact

  1. 1

    Log in to your Facebook account with your e-mail address and your Facebook password.

  2. 2

    Click the "Friends" link, the fourth option under your profile photo on the left side of the page. A new screen with the title "Friends" will appear.

  3. 3

    Click "Edit Friends," on the upper-right part of the page. A new screen will appear.

  4. 4

    View the screen results to see a list of people you have recently interacted with on Facebook. The "Recently Interacted" option in the drop-down menu on the left side of the screen is the default option, so you will always see a list of people you recently contacted unless you choose to change that option manually.

    The people on this list are those who you have contacted in wall posts, but do not include those you have contacted by private message. You must get that information by using the steps in Section Two.

    Private Messages

  1. 1

    Log in to your Facebook account with your e-mail address and your Facebook password.

  2. 2

    Click the private message icon, which is shaped like a "talk bubble" and appears on the upper-left side of the screen next to the "Facebook" icon.

  3. 3

    Click "See All Messages," at the very bottom of the pop-up window full of messages that appears. A new screen full of all your messages will appear.

  4. 4

    Click "Sent," which appears as an option under the "Messages" link on the left side of the page.

  5. 5

    View the list of people whom you have recently contacted via private message on the screen that appears. A copy of each message is saved by default, so you may read the messages if you want.

Tips and warnings

  • Facebook does not define "recently" so the list of people you see as recently contacted can extend back a few months or more -- it has no clearly set time guidelines.

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