Every now and then, a spam link goes around for a new app claiming to show users who’s defriended them on Facebook. I usually ignore those as any such apps actually violate Facebook’s Terms of Service (TOS) and are eventually shut down.
The good news is there’s another way to find out via an existing Facebook feature. The bad news is that this method finds people you might actually talk to and consider real friends. Ready for some dismay? Follow these steps on the Facebook for Android app:
- Open the app
- Navigate to your Friends list
- Click the magnifying glass icon on the top right of the screen. This makes the app find people in your contacts you’re not currently friends with, including those you were previously friends with
- Read the list
- Be shocked
An alternative title to this post might be “How To Find Fake People.” Do what you want with your findings, but personally defrienders are dead to me.* Oh yeah, especially if you ask me to meet up to talk shop. Ha, that’s a NO, buddy. Yes, I take that personally. Limited Profile and privacy settings exist if there’s stuff you don’t want me to see. But saying we’re not friends?
*Exceptions apply, but the bar for that is high and the qualifications highly specific