Reverse Phone Search
If you have someone’s phone number but want to know more about them, you can find their social media accounts by phone number and delve into their lives more deeply to find out all sorts of things about them and possibly even see photographs from their accounts.
There are numerous reasons why you might want to look up someone’s social media accounts. Perhaps you just me someone you “clicked” with and want to know all about them before going on the first date. Maybe you are getting calls from someone who hangs up, and you want to find out who they are. You might just be trying to look up an old friend that you lost touch with. Before reaching out, you might want to peruse their social media and find out what is going on in their life. Perhaps you are performing a background check on someone for employment purposes, or you work for an insurance company, and you need to check to see if someone with a workers’ comp claim is really hurt or faking it. Regardless of the reason, you can find someone’s social media accounts by phone number pretty easily these days.
One of the best ways to find someone by their phone number is reverse lookups. Often search engines and dedicated reverse lookup websites also show social media profiles and even more information.
Reverse phone lookups are like old-style telephone books, but instead of being organized by the person’s name, they are categorized by phone numbers, and then you can see an associated name and sometimes even home address.
A few free reverse lookup services that might give the person’s name and linked social media accounts are:
There are a few ways you can tackle a free lookup to find social media accounts by phone number. First, type the person’s phone number into Google, Bing, or your favorite search engine and see what comes up. Google prioritizes social media websites, and many of them will come up first. If the person has associated their phone number with the account, voila’ you have hit gold!
Next, you may want to log into Facebook and try entering the person’s phone number in the search bar. You can do this on many of the popular social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and of course, Facebook. If the person has allowed their phone number to be associated with their account, you will easily find them this way.
Another useful way to find someone’s social media accounts is through their username. To get it, try opening Snapchat and going to “Add a Friend.” Type in their phone number and see what comes up. You may see the person and their username; now, you can get busy.
Another technique to try is to open a web browser and enter a social media URL and add the person’s name or username to the end of it. You can try it with a phone number, but typically this works better with their name or username. Some examples to try are:
Keep in mind that not all social media platforms format their URLs the same way. You might want to play around with it to see what you get.
The internet is littered with people lookup tools and databases. There are good ones and bad ones, but it shouldn’t be hard to separate the legitimate ones from the fluff if you take a look at reviews. You can use these search tools to enter a person’s name, username, phone number, email address, and even an image to perform a deep dive into their public records and social media. You will get a lot more than just their Facebook and Instagram feeds. Some of these services offer criminal records, arrests, warrants, court records, marriages, divorces, bankruptcies, assets, contact information, and previous addresses. Many of them will also uncover stuff from the deep web and full social media profiles, images, professional certifications, relatives, and associates. By paying a small fee, you can learn everything you ever wanted to about a person all from public records.
If you have tried all the tips above and still haven’t found anything, you might want to try using Google Social Search by entering a person’s username; it will connect you to all their social media accounts. Google sponsors the tool, so you know it will be good. You might need to use their phone number first to find usernames, but again, once you enter it in Google, you will probably see a few usernames pop up. Just be careful you have the right person. Some people use similar or the same usernames on different social media websites.
If the person’s phone number is associated with a business, you might be able to visit the corporate website and find their profile there. Often, people have social media accounts linked to their business profiles.
By using a combination of the techniques above, you should be able to locate at least a few of the person’s social media accounts, and from there, you might be able to glean even more information.