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How To Find Someone On Messenger By Phone Number

By Pranab Sen

Quick Answer:

1. To find someone on Messenger by phone number, first of all, save the phone number in your mobile contacts.

2. 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. You can even search for that person’s name on the search bar.

How To Find Someone On Messenger By Phone Number:

You can try the following steps below to find someone on Messenger by phone number.

You can use the following steps to add a phone number to your contact list:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, check if the person’s number is saved in your phone contacts. If not, type their number on the dial keypad, click ‘Add to Contacts’, and save their name.

Step 2: Then, open Messenger, log in with your credentials, and tap “Continue as your username”.

Step 3: Now, open Messenger and tap your profile picture (the “Profile” icon) in the top left corner. You’ll land on your profile page, the “Me” tab.

In your Messenger profile, select “Phone Contacts”. Then, choose “Upload Contacts” and turn it on to upload your phone contacts to Messenger.

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 which 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 final opinion to find someone on Messenger by phone number is by uploading your contacts directly to Messenger. This method provides you with the most accurate information.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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