In this article, we’ll go through different methods to find someone’s email address on Facebook.
There are four main methods for doing this:
- Check the person’s Facebook profile
- Ask for the email address directly
- Use an email finder tool
- Import emails from Facebook using an email account provider
By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to get that email address, one way or another.
Let’s get started.
The 4 Methods to Find Someone’s Email Address on Facebook
Here are the four methods to use Facebook to find someone’s email address:
1. Check the person’s Facebook profile – About page
Checking a person’s Facebook profile is the first thing you should try when looking for their email address.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Log in and look up the profile
You’ll need to have your own Facebook account for this method to work. Start by logging into your Facebook account.
Once you’re on the home page, look for the search bar. If you’re on a computer, it should be in the top left corner. If you’re using a smartphone, find the looking glass icon at the top right corner of the page.
On the search bar, enter your prospect’s name and press “Enter.” Then, click on the correct profile to open it.
Step 2: Look up their information
Once you’re on your prospect’s profile page, go to the “About” tab, and open it. Here you’ll find your prospect’s main public information, like their city of residence, places of education, current romantic status, and more.
If you want to personalize your email, you can also use this public information to look for things you have in common, like Facebook friends or school history.
Step 3: Look for their email address
Once you have the relevant information, go to “Contact and basic info.” Here you’ll be able to look up your prospect’s public contact information, like their mobile number, websites, social links, and, of course, their email address.
This will only work according to their privacy settings. If their email address doesn’t appear on this page, they’ve likely made this information private, so you’ll have to continue with the next option.
2. Ask for the email directly (if it’s private/hidden)
If searching for their email address on their public profile was unsuccessful, you can try asking directly.
Go to the About section of your prospect’s profile and then to “Contact and basic info.” When the email address is set to private and it’s hidden from you, instead of seeing their email address, you may see an option saying ‘Ask for Email’.
If you click on it, Facebook will message your prospect for you, letting them know you’re requesting their email address. This is a fully automated message that you won’t be able to tailor or personalize, so use it only when a personal message isn’t the best option.
If this option is also hidden, or if you want to use a more personal touch, you can choose to send a direct message to the person.
Remember to keep the message short, establishing who you are and why you want their email address, to get a better chance of success.
3. Use an email finder tool
Sometimes, the best way to find someone’s Facebook email is by finding it indirectly. Whereas you can look up for someone’s info directly into their public information, you can also leverage third-party email finder tools that have gathered public information for a long time. This can help you search profiles in bulk and get email addresses, even if they’re set to private already.
If that’s the case, you’ll need an email finder tool. Here are the best options:
Here are a few of UpLead’s best features:
UpLead gives you access to over 54 million profiles of potential prospects. You can easily browse through them by using over 50 filters to narrow them down and find the profiles you’re searching for.
And unlike Facebook, if you can find someone’s email address on UpLead, you’ll know it’s ready to be used. All emails are checked in real-time to make sure you’re getting the right one right before you download them.
That way you know you’re not wasting time with an email that will just bounce back.
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You can also enrich the emails you already have by verifying your lead’s emails in real-time.
You can seamlessly integrate UpLead with platforms like Salesforce, HubSpot, Zoho, Pipedrive, and many more, so you can connect it to the tools you’re already using, instead of taking a long time to manually import the data.
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Hiretual is an AI-powered recruiting platform that was recently formed in Mountain View, California. Its focus is on helping recruiters reach people faster by automating some processes.
With Hiretual, users can source across over 40 platforms, including social media, to get the emails and other contact information they’re looking for. They can also use Hiretuial to screen thousands of candidates at once, manage their talent pools, collaborate with their teams, and gain knowledge on their processes through the Reports page.
Developed by Sendersystems Limited in 2015, SignalHire is another recruiting platform with multiple features to help recruiters handle their prospects.
With SignalHire, recruiters can handle training through documentation and live online and in-person sessions. They can also use it to find email addresses and phone numbers individually or in bulk. With its Chrome extension, recruiters can also gain more information about a prospect while looking up their Facebook page and other social media, getting their email addresses, phone numbers, and other social networks as they browse.
Discoverly is designed to give recruiters better context. The tool aggregates a person’s social information across Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and populates a small sidebar in your email inbox.
When it comes to finding email addresses, the tool asks you to enter a few possible email permutations and Discoverly pinpoints the most likely addresses.
Atomic Email Hunter
Atomic Email Hunter is a bulk email marketing software for online business with a Facebook email extractor add-on.
The Atomic Email Extractor allows users to look up email addresses with URLs. To use it, users can scrape email addresses from Facebook profiles by using their Facebook plugin. Once installed, they can sign in to your Facebook account and specify the keywords you want to search for. Then they select the profiles they’re interested in getting information from.
Finally, with the press of one button, the tool will scrape all the information related to the prospect, including email addresses and other public information.
Although this is a very pricey alternative, it may be worth it if you have a Facebook profile with thousands of contacts, or if you consistently use Facebook as a main source of prospects.
Facebook Email Extractor
The Facebook Email Extractor Software is an affordable, albeit somewhat limited, tool to scrape Facebook profiles for emails.
The UI is limited and not very user-friendly, which is clearly reflected in its affordable pricing. With it, you can look for special keywords in multiple search engines, like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, and across several social media platforms, including Facebook.
You can even specify the kind of email address you’re looking for—personal or business. Once the tool has located your emails, you can export them into Excel, CSV, and Text to integrate them into your mailing platform.
It doesn’t validate emails for you so you’ll still need an email verifier to avoid bounce backs.
4. Import Emails from Facebook via an Email Account Provider
Although it’s not a very well-known feature, Facebook allows you to import all your contacts into your email provider. This provides you with all of the information you need, especially when looking through multiple contacts.
Yahoo is a very easy tool to use when exporting emails from your Facebook account because of its Facebook integration. This integration expedites the process, letting you export email addresses quickly.
Step 1: Log in or create your Yahoo email account
Start by logging into your Yahoo email account. If you don’t have one, you can quickly create one. You may also want to create a new account so you can get a clean and unique backup of your Facebook friends’ email accounts, so you don’t have to manually separate them from the rest of your saved emails.
While signing up, Yahoo offers you the option of importing contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook, to get you started. This will make your process much faster. If you selected this option, jump to step 3.
Step 2: Export your Facebook emails
If you haven’t created a new account, you can start getting Facebook emails from your Facebook account by clicking on the “Import contacts” tool and choosing Facebook.
This will open a new window for you to log into your Facebook account. Once you’ve logged in, you can start exporting your Facebook emails and importing them directly into your Yahoo account automatically.
Step 3: Exporting your emails from your Yahoo account
Once you’ve finished importing all your Facebook emails to your Yahoo account, you can start exporting them from your account. This will allow you to get them into a separate file that you can then use to import into your mailing platform.
Go to your Yahoo Address Book and select “Tool Export.” Here you can input your preferences about the kind of file and information you want to download.
Then, all you need is to download your file, and you’ll have a file with all the information and email addresses of your Facebook friends.
Gmail and Outlook
Although Facebook doesn’t have direct Gmail or Outlook integrations, you can still import Facebook email addresses into your email account.
Step 1: Go to the Facebook page that stores your information
The first thing you need to do is to go to Your Facebook Information. Open Facebook and click on the arrow pointing downward at the top right corner. Then, select “Settings & Privacy” and click on “Settings.”
Once you’re at the Settings page, look to your left for “Your Facebook Information” and click on it.
This is where you can download the information you need.
Step 2: Download the information you need
Click on “Download my information.” This will take you to another page where you can select which information you want.
Start by deselecting all and then select “Friends,” and, if you want to expand your reach, “Followers.” Luckily, you don’t need a lot of quality when it comes to text, so you can ignore it, just select HTML as the format and click on “Create File.”
This may take a while—from a few seconds to a few minutes. Once the information is ready to download, you’ll receive a notification letting you know. Click on it, and then click on the Download button. You may be asked to sign in again to prove you’re the owner of the Facebook profile.
Step 3: Get the data you need
You should now have a ZIP file with the data you need. Extract the ZIP file and open the file called “Friends.”
Since you can’t import your data to Gmail with an HTML file, you’ll need to convert it to a CSV file. To do this, you can use a free online tool like Convertio, which allows you to convert from HTML to CSV. Just click that link, upload your file, and click on Convert.
Once it’s ready, you can download your CSV file.
Step 4a: Import it to Gmail
Now that you have the CSV file, go to Google Contacts. To start, click on Import, then select your CSV file and press “OK.”
Once the import is over, you’ll be able to open Gmail and see all your Facebook contacts.
Step 4b: Import it to Outlook
If you want to import the information to your Outlook account, go to Outlook 2016 and click “File,” then click on “Open & Export” and select “Import/Export.”
This will open a wizard. Just select “Import from another program or file,” and then select your CSV file and import it. When you’re through, a dialog box will show up telling you “The following actions will be performed.” Click “Finish: and you will have all the email addresses in your Outlook account.
As you can see, finding someone’s email on Facebook can be easy, as long as you have the right tools. If you’re a B2C company, harnessing Facebook’s potential can be key to reaching your users and setting up a good audience.
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