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How To Track Someone’s Location On Facebook Messenger

✎ Key Points:

» You can track someone’s location on Messenger by requesting them to share through the location feature.
» The user will know still as you request the location but they will not so when you actually see it.
» Another option is tracking by short-link sending method, but be always on the path to respect someone’s privacy while tracking someone without their permission.

Your Quick Answer:

To track someone’s location on Messenger, first of all, you can ask for the location request by tapping on the ‘Location’ feature in your Messenger inbox.

Then if someone allows permission to share his location you can view his correct location from the Map. And when someone clicks on that link his location and IP address will be automatically logged which you can see later on the IP logger website.

There are many online tools that you can use to shorten an article’s URL and then send it to someone and track the location and you can do this on any social media platform to track the user’s IP address location.

How To Track Someone’s Location On Facebook Messenger without Them Knowing:

To track someone’s location on Facebook Messenger, you can try the following tools to trace:

1. Messenger LIVE Location

If you are not friends with the person then you will not be able to know the location of that person using Messenger.

Users have to request their friends to share their live location. You can send any location to your friends by pinning it.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, launch your Messenger app on your device.

Step 2: Now, make sure you are logged in to your Facebook account.

you are logged in to your Facebook account

Step 3: Next, open the chat window or the conversation of your friend with whom you want to share your location.

Open the chat window or the conversation

Step 4: Now, tap on the 4-dots icon which you can see down in the left corner. Tap on the ‘Location‘ feature.

Messenger location share

Step 5: Once you do this, tap on ‘Allow Location Access‘ and drag the map such that the red pin is at the location you are at.

location share messenger allow

Step 6: And finally, tap on the send pin to send your location. This is how you can share your live location with your friends and let them know your exact location.

Be sure that this method only works when both the people in a conversation have accepted the share location option.

2. From Location Hashtags

If you still don’t know the location of your friends on Messenger with the above methods, you can use this method for the same.

You can use the location Hashtags that your friends have used on the images or the videos that they have posted on Messenger as a story or as a post on the Facebook app.

☛ The location of your friends that you acquire from the location hashtags may not necessarily be their current location. It may have been their location when they posted it a while ago.

☛ This location used as a Hashtag can also be used as a fake location just to confuse their friends.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, when you place the Hashtag on the post or the Messenger story of your friend, tap on the tag location.

See location

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Show location‘ button, and get the location pulled up onto your mobile screen.

Click on See location

Step 3: You will be redirected to Google Maps which will show you the location of your friend. However, this location may not be their exact location. It is the location where they posted that particular story or video on the Messenger app.

3. Sending Link & Track

i) Grabify.link Tool

Record the IP address of the individual by sending them a trackable link which you can create for free with the help of grabify.link.

create url

Step 1: Shorten Article link on https://grabify.link Tool

Copy the link of an article and go to grabify.link and paste it; click on “Create URL” and then on “I Agree & Create URL” to provide consent for the creation of a new link.

From the newly opened page, copy the trackable link which you will find in the “New URL” area by long pressing on it and clicking on “Copy”.

Click on copy

Step 2: Send in Messenger

Once you have copied the shortened link of the file, you have to come to your home screen and click on the Facebook Messenger app to open it. You can select the chat of the person you want to track the location of and paste the link you copied into the textbox. Send this message to them.

Send in Messenger

Step 3: User Clicks on Link

The next step requires patience as you will have to wait until they come online, open Messenger, and click on your chat. Further, they have to be convinced to open the link, which might take more time. However, as soon as they click on the link, their location will be compromised and recorded.

Step 4: View Record From Access Link & Get IP

Now you have to go back to the page on your browser where you found the shortened link that you sent on Messenger. You will also find a link named “Access Link”. Click on that and scroll down; you will find the IP address of the person who opened the link here.

Copy the access link

Step 5: Know From Where The user Belongs

From the IP address, you can figure out where a person belongs with the help of third-party IP address converters like the one on grabify.

All you have to do is copy and paste the IP address into the text box and press the Enter key. In the results, you will find the country, state, and city the person is from.

ii) Using IPlogger Tracker

This IPLogger Logs Tracker is an online website that allows you to find the exact location of your friends, but yes of course with their permission for the same.

You can get to know the live location of the person with whom you have shared the link, the moment they tap the link, start with the tracking activity of your friends.

To track someone’s location on Facebook Messenger,

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, open the IP Logger Tracker tool on your browser.

Step 2: The next thing is to generate a link that you have to share with your friends. For this, simply have to enter a link & click on the ‘Shorten’ button.

Create location Tracker link

Step 3: Once you click on the button, accept the Terms & Privacy Policy, and then click on the ‘Next‘ button.

accept the Terms & Privacy Policy, and then click on the 'Next' button

Step 4: The link will automatically be generated. You can share this link with your friends.

That’s all you’ve to do. When the user clicks on the link, his IP & location will be recorded.

How to find out where a Facebook Message was sent from:

One simple way in which you can find out where the message sender or the message is from is to go and visit the Facebook profile of the particular individual.

Sometimes the location is mentioned in the bio, or you can ascertain the same by looking at the posts they made in the duration when they sent a particular message. You can also look at their friends and their profile names and deduce where this person may be from. Another thing you can do is go to their “About Info” section from their profile area and scroll to find their country.

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