Question from Karla P.: I know that if I look at someone’s Facebook profile it’ll tell me if we have any mutual friends (and how many mutual friends we have).
What I need is some way to find out if two Facebook users have mutual friends with each other (not with me).
In other words, is there a way to find out if “John Doe” and “Jane Doe” have any mutual friends?
Rick’s answer: There sure is, Karla. And it’s very easy to do.
Just follow the steps below to find out if any two Facebook users have any mutual friends:
1 – Log into your Facebook account using a web browser (not the Facebook app).
2 – Type the following URL into your browser’s address bar (replace john.doe and jane.doe with the actual usernames of the two Facebook users in question):
Note: You can get the users’ usernames from the URL of their Timeline page.
For example, the URL of my own personal Timeline page is:
Therefore my Facebook username is: rick.rouse3
After you’ve entered that special URL, you’re done! You should now see a “Friendship page” that lists the number of mutual friends between the two designated Facebook users.
And now, one caveat: You can only use this special URL to find out if two users have any mutual friends and the total number of mutual friends they have. You won’t be able to see a complete list of those mutual friends.
That’s all there is to it, Karla. Good luck!
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