How to find/check Facebook ID?

Facebook ID was in the URL of your Facebook profile page, unless you created a username for your profile. Just like the Facebook page username (e.g. ‘pickmoreblog’ is our username)  making the page URL easy to remember like http://facebook.com/pickmoreblog or http://fb.com/pickmoreblog. Similarly the user profile can set the username too, but when you got to find out the Facebook ID for some purpose, its difficult.

Initially there was a way by going into your photo album and clicking on some image and the URL of that image used to contain the ID. But now after Facebook made some changes to their website things are not as simple.

Why do I need to know my Facebook ID?

That is a very good question. Sometimes you are making some Facebook app for which you need to assign certain roles to your profile or some page. In that case, you need to know your Facebook ID rather than the username.

How to find/get/check Facebook ID?

Simply open the URL http://graph.facebook.com/yourusername (replace your username with ‘yourusername’).

As an example, if I do it with our Facebook page’s username, we get the following result:

http://graph.facebook.com/pickmoreblog

{
   "id": "164031703610865",
   "name": "PickMore",
   "picture": "http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/187786_164031703610865_5876946_s.jpg",
   "link": "https://www.facebook.com/PickMoreBlog",
   "likes": 483,
   "category": "Website",
   "is_published": true,
   "website": "http://www.PickMore.com",
   "username": "PickMoreBlog",
   "founded": "2008",
   "company_overview": "Pickmore.com - Reviews and Views about the latest technologies...",
   "mission": "Reviews and views about the latest technologies ...",
   "about": "Pickmore.com is a technology blog with latest reviews and views about gadgets...",
   "talking_about_count": 8
}

So you see, it provides the facebook ID, the name of the profile or page, display picture link, link to your profile or page, and few other things.

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