What is Facebook ID? (All You Need To Know)

Facebook has a lot of nuances to it. Once upon a time, the website was pretty simple. However, as it has grown, the company has added more features. Today, it is nearly impossible to know everything about Facebook. 

In many cases, most users don’t even know that they have a separate Facebook ID connected to their profile. Let’s take a look at what this Facebook ID is. 

What is Facebook ID?

Your Facebook ID is a permanent identifier for your page in the form of a long number. Unlike your name, it isn’t changeable. Therefore, it works as a permanent way for other users and third-party apps to identify you. Otherwise, changing your name would lead to all sorts of problems. 

Usually, Facebook IDs aren’t terribly important. However, if you need to find yours or want to learn more about how IDs work, keep reading. 

How Do I Find My Facebook ID?

In the case that you need to find your Facebook ID, you will need to explore a few different pages. Luckily, if you know where to go, this process isn’t too difficult. 

Here are the steps you should take to locate your Facebook profile ID:

  1. Ensure that you’re logged into your Facebook Account.
  2. Type “What is my ID” into the search bar. If you’re on the app, you should click the similarly phrased option from the drop-down menu that appears. 
  3. Click the “Go to App” button if prompted (if you’re already in the app, this may not appear). 
  4. Next, click “allow” to let your phone access the code. 
  5. Finally, a large number should be displayed. This is your Facebook ID, and you should preferably record it somewhere for safekeeping. 

If you’re looking for your Facebook page ID, then the steps are a bit different:

  1. Log into your Facebook account if you are not already. 
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top corner or the “profile” button, depending on your platform. 
  3. Your ID is the string of numbers that appears after the “www.facebook.com” URL at the top. You can use this number to allow others to view your page. 

Why Can’t I Find My Facebook ID?

Facebook has been updated many times over the years. Therefore, finding your Facebook ID has changed, too. In the case that a certain set of directions don’t work, it could be that they are outdated. 

Furthermore, some sets of directions only work in certain browsers. For instance, finding your ID on a computer is different from finding it on a mobile device. Plus, the app is completely different, as well. 

In some cases, you may need to follow multiple sets of directions until one works. It isn’t that the directions are wrong, but they may be for a platform that you aren’t using. 

How Do I Find My Facebook ID and Password?

How Do I Find My Facebook ID and Password?

Figuring out your Facebook ID and password after a long break can be challenging. Facebook does provide some help in this case, but it isn’t as in-depth as we would like. Facebook is very concerned with keeping your account secure. 

However, this also means that getting into your account without knowing this information is challenging. 

First, you’ll need to use the “Find Your Account” page on Facebook. This works if you have a device you’ve previously used to log into your Facebook account.

Follow the instructions on the page, and you should be allowed back into your account.

There are other ways to access your account if that method doesn’t work. For instance, you can have a friend or family member recover the account for you.

For this to work, the other person will need to log into their Facebook and navigate to your profile page. 

Next, they’ll need to press the three-dot button underneath your cover photo. A drop menu should appear, from which they should select “Find support or report profile.”

Several options will appear, but none of these are what we need. Therefore, press “something else” to bring up more options.

After the more complete list of options appears, click “recover this account.” The website will then guide them through a series of steps to recover your account. 

What is a Facebook Page ID?

When you have a Facebook page, the page name is usually what’s used to identify you. For instance, when someone wants to find you, they’ll search up this name. 

However, Facebook also assigns a unique identifier to each page. This identifier stays the same even if you change your page’s name. Therefore, it works as a permanent link on Facebook. 

Finding this name is extremely simple. All you need to do is navigate to your page. You can do this by clicking the top right of Facebook and then tapping pages. If you have multiple pages, you’ll need to select which one you want. 

Now, tap about and scroll down quite a bit to the “more info” section. Then, you can navigate to your page ID.

You can use this ID to give others permanent links, and it is used by some third-party apps. 

How Many Digits is a Facebook ID?

A Facebook ID is a 15 digit number that is associated with a page or profile. Because the names of profiles and pages are changeable, this ID works as a permanent identifier. Therefore, even if you change the name of your page, links to your page will still work. 

Using this ID method prevents Facebook from needing to change your ID every time you change your page name. 

To know more, you can also read our posts on Facebook Reactions, Facebook Engagement Rating, and Facebook Timeline.


Facebook ID is simply a 15-digit code that works as a permanent identifier for Facebook pages and profiles. This code isn’t changeable and remains the same. Therefore, it works as a permanent identifier for your page. 

Anyone can view your Facebook ID if they have your name. It isn’t private information and can work to create a permanent link to your page. Furthermore, there are many third-party apps that use this ID to identify you, as well. 

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Florence Howard

Florence Howard has been freelance writing for over a decade, and has a vocational background in retail, tech, and marketing. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to rock and metal, and playing with her dog and cat.

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