How To View Your Facebook Profile as Public

How to view your Facebook Timeline profile as a public user in order to monitor who sees what on your Facebook profile.

Along with the Facebook Timeline update, Facebook has also provided users with the opportunity to publish “public” status updates.

Although this is a really cool feature, you may want to closely monitor which of your Facebook posts have been posted publicly to ensure that you haven’t divulged certain information to the entire world that you did not mean to.

Fortunately, Facebook has provided an easy way to view your Facebook profile as a public user.

See also: How Facebook Timeline Will Change Lives

Steps to View Facebook Profile as a Public User:

  1. Navigate to your Facebook profile page.
  2. Click on the “gear icon” next to the Activity Log link.
  3. Click “View as…
  4. Now take a look at the section that appears above your Timeline profile. Instead of entering a friend’s name in the text box, click on the link in the paragraph above that is labeled “public“.
  5. You can now view your entire Facebook profile as a public user would see it. This includes status updates, pictures, likes, etc.
  6. Alternatively you could enter a friend’s name into the text box and view your profile as another user.
  7. If you find that a lot of your posts are visible to the public you can follow my tutorial on how to make old post only visible to friends.

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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