You can use a simple URL to see the friendship and relationship history between you and others on Facebook.
Did you know that a single URL lets you see your entire Facebook history with anyone you are friends with on the social network? You can see your interactions when you became friends, your shared interests, and more.
Keep reading to learn more…
Can You See the Friendship Between Any Two People on Facebook?
No. It used to be possible, but Facebook realized that having a secret URL to see the entire Facebook history of any two people on the network was a little creepy.
Today, the URL still exists (indeed, it is used in this process), but you are restricted to seeing the history between yourself and Facebook friends.
How to See Your Friendship on Facebook
By viewing your friendship history on Facebook, you’ll see a list of things you have in common, photos you’re both in, and posts you are both tagged in.
Follow these steps to see your friendship history with someone else on Facebook:
- Navigate to your profile and make a note of your username. You can find it in the URL.
- Repeat the process for your friend.
- In your browser’s address bar, type www.facebook.com/friendship/[username-1]/[username-2]/, replacing the usernames as appropriate.
- Press Enter.
You should now be looking at a page that shows any posts, events, photos, and videos the two people are tagged in.
Is There a Privacy Risk?
Facebook is no stranger to privacy risks. Almost all users now accept that Facebook is harvesting their data and making obscene profits from selling it. Yet it doesn’t seem to dampen people’s appetite for logging on.
Some other common Facebook privacy risks include insecure third-party apps, incorrectly configured privacy settings, Facebook Marketplace scams, predators, and even social media addiction itself. Only you can decide where this Facebook friendship history tool ranks in the list of threats, but it’s still a worrisome item to add to that ever-growing list.
Looking Back at the Past
Despite the risks, the Friendship tool is excellent for reminiscing your history with someone. You can even use this to see to remember important dates, events, and anniversaries of your Facebook friend.
But if you want to add an old friend on Facebook and can’t seem to do so, there might be some settings they need to change so you can add them.
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