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How to find your Facebook User ID

by Alex Bortok on November 19th, 2011
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Once you opted to have a custom url for your Facebook profile like http://facebook.com/username, it becomes not so easy to figure out what is your internal Facebook User ID. Which is basically some unique number. Some tricks could be found via google but since the social network introduces new stuff like timeline pretty frequently most of them are now obsolete.

Hopefully there going to be more or less permanent solution to the problem — Facebook Open Graph API. All you need to do is to open http://graph.facebook.com/username while replacing “username” with the one from your custom URL.

Like this: http://graph.facebook.com/zuck:

{
“id”: “4”,
“name”: “Mark Zuckerberg”,
“first_name”: “Mark”,
“last_name”: “Zuckerberg”,
“link”: “https://www.facebook.com/zuck”,
“username”: “zuck”,
“gender”: “male”,
“locale”: “en_US“
}

How to find the user if you know his/her ID? This way http://graph.facebook.com/?id=4

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