How to Find Someone on Messenger by Phone Number?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To find someone on Messenger by phone number, first of all, save the phone number in your mobile contacts.
  2. Thereafter, open the “Messenger” app and click on your “Profile” picture icon, given on the top left corner of the ‘Chats’ tab to go to the “Me” tab.
  3. On the “Me” tab, scroll through the options list and click on > “Phone Contacts”. Under phone contacts, select > “Upload Contacts” and hit the “turn ON” button at the bottom.
  4. Next, come back to the “Chats” page. There at the bottom is the “People” option, click on it.
  5. On the “People” tab, look at the top right corner, and you will get a ‘contact’ book icon. There you will get all the people who are on Messenger from your Contacts. Scroll the list and find the targeted person. You can even search that person’s name on the search bar.
Expert Statement

How to Find Someone on Messenger by Phone number?

To find someone on Messenger by phone number is an easy task. You just to fulfill the basic requirements that are, save that person’s phone on your contact and second, sync the mobile contacts with the Messenger app. This will upload all the phone numbers of your mobile to your Messenger account and then, you can easily find the person.

So, let’s start discussing the steps to find someone on Messenger by phone number:

Step 1: Save that person’s phone number on your Contacts

First of all, you have to be sure that the phone number of the targeted person is saved on your phone contact book. If not, then first you have to keep the phone number. For that, open your “Contact” on mobile and scroll the list to check whether that person’s phone number is saved or not.

IF saved, fantastic, whereas if not, then, save the phone number. On the dial keypad, type his/her phone number and click on ‘Add to contacts and then, type his/her name and save the number.

Step 2: Open > “Messenger” app and Log in

Now, open the “Messenger” app on the same mobile device, where you have saved the phone number of the person. If the app is not downloaded on that mobile phone, then, go to “Plat Store” and install the “Messenger” application on this mobile phone. Next, open the Messenger app and log in to your account.

Enter the username or phone number and password to log in and tap on “Continue as your username” and your Messenger account will open up on the screen.

Step 3: Tap on > the “Profile” icon

After opening your Messenger account, next, you have to move toward to profile page. On your profile page, you will get the option to make changes and add something to your Messenger account. Hence, for that, you have to go to your profile page.

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On the first interface, which is the “Chats” screen, in the top left corner, you will see your “profile” picture icon. A mini version of your current profile picture. Tap on the > Profile icon and you will reach your profile page.

Step 4: Scroll the list and go to > “Phone contacts”

Now, when you will reach your profile page, that is the “Me” tab. Over there, you will see the profile picture on the top portion of the screen, and below that, a long list of options to make settings, changes, and add to your Messenger account.

Scroll the list and go to messenger app

To find someone by phone number on Messenger you first have to “Upload your phone contacts” to Messenger. You have to go to the “Phone Contacts” option on the list. Go to that option, tap, and open it.

Step 5: Select > Upload contacts & Turn ON

Under the “Phone Contacts” option, you will get two options. One is > “Upload Contacts” and the second is “Manage Contacts”. You have to select the first one, that is > “Upload Contacts”.

Upload Contacts
Upload Contacts & Turn ON

Tap on “Upload Contacts” and then on > “Turn ON”. On the screen you will see “Find your phone contacts on Messenger” and at the bottom, the ‘turn ON’ button, tap on it, and your phone contacts will get uploaded on Messenger in a few seconds.

Step 6: Come back to the “Chats” tab and click the “People” icon

After uploading the phone contact to Messenger, close that tab, and come back to the first page, the “Chats” page. Hit the ‘back’ button twice and you will reach the chats section.

click the Peopl icon on messenger

On that page, on the bottom right side, you will see a “People” option. Click on that and you will reach the page where you will see all the online/active people on your Messenger.

Step 7: Click on “Contact” icon and search

On the “People” tab, you will first see the active/online people on Messenger. Ignore that, and look at the top right corner of the same page. you will see a “Contact” book icon.

 Contact icon and search messenger

Click on the “Contact” book icon and all the people in your contact book that is on Messenger or Facebook will appear on the screen. Scroll the list and search for the targeted person. You can also, type his/her name on the search bar and search.

That is how you can search or find someone on Messenger using his/her phone number.

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What Else if the Number has no Facebook Account?

If the person has no Facebook account, then you can send him/her an invite link to join Facebook and Messenger. For that, you have to go to your Facebook account that is linked to the messenger where you are searching for that person. Open the same Facebook account.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app that is linked to your Messenger where you are searching for that person and log in.

Step 2: After logging in, click on the “Profile Picture” icon on the top right and go to “Settings”.

Step 3: On the “settings” page, scroll the list and select > “Upload Contact”. Turn ON upload contacts and tap on > “Allow Access”. Wait a while till it imports the contact and then refreshes the upload contacts page.

Turn ON upload contacts Get Started iPhone
Allow Access

Step 4: Over there, on the same page, you will get the option to “Invite Friends” who are not on Messenger or Facebook.

skip Invite Friends

Step 5: Tap on “Invite” and the message will be sent to them.

Invite Friends on iPhone

Step 6: Wait, till they join Messenger and once they do, check them on the Messenger Contacts list.

The Bottom Lines:

Just save his/her phone number on your contacts and then sync it with Messenger. Go to Messenger, open ‘phone contacts’ from the “Me” tab, and select > “Upload Contacts”. Thereafter, refresh the chat section and go to the “People” tab. There, click on the ‘contact’ book icon and search. It is this simple and easy. Calmly understand and do.

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