How To Find Out Who Recently Unfriended You On Facebook

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unfriend   How To Find Out Who Recently Unfriended You On FacebookFacebook lets you do many, many things. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny the fact that it has opened doors to things we previously couldn’t do. But despite its shady reputation regarding anything to do with privacy, there are still some things you can’t do with Facebook.

One of these things, is seeing who deleted you from their friend list. Facebook doesn’t and will probably never let you do that officially. It’s probably true that people deserve the right to unfriend people in privacy, but turning it into such a secret makes the whole thing seem illegitimate. So what if I unfriended someone? People have the right to use Facebook as they see fit, and if someone is hurt because someone else unfriended him, well, that’s tough.

With that in mind, here are two ways to find out who unfriended you on Facebook. Use them wisely. If you don’t think you can handle it, perhaps you are better off not knowing.

Unfriend Finder

Unfriend Finder is a user script that adds some simple functionalities to Facebook. Namely, seeing who unfriended you, and seeing a list of your pending friend requests – another thing Facebook doesn’t officially let you see.

The installation process depends on the browser you’re using (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and IE are supported). Visit the help section for specific instructions for your browser. For Chrome, you will only have to install an extension. For Firefox, you will have to first install Greasemonkey, and then install the script. After installation, you will see a new menu called “Unfriends”.

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When someone unfriends you, a small number will appear next to the menu. You will also get a notification about it (which you can deactivate through the settings).

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If you click it, you will access your unfriends list, where you can choose to hide unfriends from the list or leave them there to remember them forever and ever.

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Through the new menu, or from the unfriends list, you can also access your pending requests. Here you will find a list of all the people you’ve sent friend requests to, but never replied. You will also be able to see if someone ignored your friend request.

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In the settings you can change the script a bit to suit your needs better. For example, you can choose when to get notifications from the script and whether it should show you deactivated and reactivated profiles.
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Social Fixer (Better Facebook)

Social Fixer for Facebook (formerly known as Better Facebook), is an all-around Facebook fixer add-on, which does much more than notify you of unfriends. The add-on is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera, and is also available as a Greasemonkey script.

Social Fixer provides lots and lots of options, which you may find useful. For example, you can add sophisticated feed filters, custom themes, tabbed news feed interface and more. But we’ve gathered here for a purpose, and that is to see who unfriended you. Social Fixer offers this as well.

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After installing, Social Fixer will run you through an installation wizard. You can go for the recommended settings and install all the options, or choose “Minimalistic Settings” and choose just the features you want.

If you’re only looking to get a small, unobtrusive notification about unfriends, and even Unfriend Finder seems a bit much, browse your way through the wizard until you find the Friend Tracker. Check the box next to it, and continue all the way to the end.
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You will now have a Friend Tracker on the right side of your screen, where you’ll be able to see when people unfriend you.

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As you can see, Social Fixer warns that sometimes the script is not accurate. For me, however,  it performed well. It might do to double check before you call and yell at someone for nothing, though.

If you’re wondering about the wrench that’s suddenly appeared next to your name – that’s just Social Fixer’s settings button.

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Bottom Line

Seeing who unfriended you may not be for everybody. Before you install these add-ons, think for a moment: do you really want to know? Is this information really vital to you? If it is, these add-ons are fun and informative. But don’t come complaining to me when you’ve found out things best left unknown!

What do you think? Should people be allowed to see who unfriended them? And are there more ways to do it that you know of? Share in the comments!

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Joel Lee

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with being able to see who unfriends you, there does seem to be a sort of stalker-ish quality about this… It might be a step in the wrong direction. I’m still dreading the day when we’ll be able to see who’s viewing our profiles, our photos, etc.

Yaara

I agree, although I think the problem usually lies with people who actually get mad or hurt when people unfriend them on Facebook.

I think people need to remember that Facebook is not real life, and sometimes people just don’t want to have a zillion friends on Facebook. This is usually nothing to get all angry about. As it is, I really don’t recommend these to people who know they will only feel bad and get hurt.

As for the person who actually unfriended, I don’t think it’s really like stalking. If I really want to find out if someone deleted me, I can do it in a second. This just makes it easier.

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Cegabq

I really don’t get why anyone cares whether someone has unfriended them

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Gorgonzola

I like this article, and I may well use the tools you describe someday. However I know several people for whom Facebook is, indeed, Real Life. For them, Life is a soap opera which is played out through Facebook postings. The people I know who are like this get really offended when someone unfriends them, and yet they feel free to unfriend whomever they like.

Such sad people….. I really hope they don’t get ahold of these tools else they will mis-use them like they do all the other amazing gadgets that they are blessed with and yet choose to use for sick purposes.

Having said that, FB and these tools are neutral. There is nothing inherently wrong with any of these things, it’s just the jerks who misuse them that spoil things as always. But then they will only be hurting themselves! :)

Yaara

Right on! I totally agree.

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hahaha. this is one cool stuff. thanks for sharing this .

Yaara

Sure, glad you found it useful!

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Abd El-Rahman El-shereef

You know what? i signed up here just to tell you thanks a million :)

Yaara

That’s awesome! Thanks!

Jeorge

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Yaara

I’m sorry, what exactly are you referring to?

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draniqa

ohh revealing secrets .. never knew before . facebook you are the best ..

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Khalaf yare

oops! some people got beef …….why should i care if i’s unfriended or not????
Who cares…….

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grayson83

now softwares can do anything , but its obvious from the facebook friendlist if it number decreases this shows someone has deleted you and if you have only close friends in your list then its clear who has ditched you lol

Yaara

True, that’s why I think it’s no big deal to use these. If you really want to know, you can find out.

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Wow very good tool.Thanks now i can track who is unfriend me like twitter.

Yaara

You mean who unfollowed you on Twitter? Haven’t researched that one yet, if I find a good tool for that I will definitely write another post. :)

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James Baker

I clicked on unfriend finder and the page would not open. I am using IE8 and using windows xp pro. Any help?

Yaara

I just tried it myself and it seems that the site is down. I don’t know if they removed it completely or if it’s just temporary.

Unfortunately, the other solution I presented here, Social Fixer, doesn’t work with IE, but you can try it using Firefox or Chrome.

I hope Unfriend Finder is not gone for good!

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Robert

The only problem I have with the unfriend finder is it doesn’t work wherever you go. You’re tied to your home computer, or laptop (unless your office computer allows you to install stuff) Not sure if I’m allowed to post links, but I’ve found http://www.unfriendviewer.com kinda fixes that. They have some features lacking too, but the basic function works great haha. Distinguishes between an unfriend, or a profile delete.

Yaara Lancet

Yeah, being a script, it will be local. I only ever use Facebook on my own laptop, so I never really thought about this being a problem.

Thanks for recommending Unfriend Viewer. I think I checked it out when researching this article and it wasn’t working right, but maybe they’ve fixed it up by now.

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Hyder

Unfortunately we cannot go back to the past with these plugins to find out who removed on facebook.Actually, there’s a way on facebook itself to find out if someone removed you or not .

Go to your timeline,choose a prior year on your Facebook Timeline( from the top right menu) and click on the number of friends you connected with that year in the Friends box.
Click on the “Made xxx New Friends” list – anyone with an Add Friend link next to their name either unfriended you, or you unfriended them.

I found this tip through these aricles :
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-timeline-lets-you-see-who-has-unfriended-you/4017
http://darktips.com/find-out-who-deleted-you-in-your-friendlist-on-facebook/

Yaara Lancet

Interesting. You’d have to go through ever year, but I guess for most people it’s 5 years tops. Thanks for the tip!

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