Is there a way to see all friends who have currently deactivated accounts?

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Yes you can , now Facebook itself shows the list of all the friend including deactivated account . For view this you need to just check your friend list , you will find all the deactivated friend with no profile pic .

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    This is not foolproof. Friends that haven't uploaded a profile pic or who have hidden it from view (either from all friends or just you) will also show up in the friends list as empty profile pics. Dec 4, 2012 at 15:28
  • Yes right . But in case of deactivated account we have no profile so while clicking on those account, we will get redirected on the same page.
    – deepak365
    Dec 6, 2012 at 4:07
  • @deepak365 Can i see profile id of that deactivated Facebook account?
    – ankit
    Jul 13, 2021 at 18:30

I've found this firefox extention while surfing for same question around : https://www.fbpurity.com/user-guide.htm

Once installed go to your friend list and it will show another link to "deactivated accounts"

Hope that helps.

  • Ruwan thanks for answer, I want to know can i see profile id of that deactivated Facebook account?
    – ankit
    Jul 13, 2021 at 18:13

There is a safe and free browser extension available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera called FB Purity that adds functionality to easily see the full list of all your friends with deactivated Facebook accounts.

Once you have installed FB Purity, which literally takes seconds as it's a tiny download, visit your friends page, and at the top of the page a new link will be added titled "Show Deactivated Friends".

Screenshot showing the "Show Deactivated Friends" link

If you click that link, it will search through your full list of friends and show only the deactivated accounts.

  • Mack thanks for answer, I want to know can i see profile id of that deactivated Facebook account?
    – ankit
    Jul 13, 2021 at 18:13

Go profile and then friends and at the search just Type some random letter like ja, ta, be, ma, ka, jo which according to you make be the starting two letters of a person name, Then check the result. Look for the profile without picture, ctrl/cmd click on that profile name and message box will appear if that particular profile is deactivated then click unfriend.

Till date this is the only solution.


Yes, if you want to see which of your Facebook friends have deactivated their accounts, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the left sidebar of your Facebook homepage and click on Friends.

  2. Click on All Friends to see the full list of your friends. This page can also be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/friends/list.

  3. Look for the ones that have the default Facebook profile picture, like this: screenshot of Facebook friends list with deactivated accounts

  4. If you click on their name or profile picture, you will see a message that says:

Account deactivated

If [friend] reactivates their account, you'll still be friends. If you unfriend them and they reactivate their account, you'll have to send them a friend request to see their Facebook posts.

This means that they have deactivated their account and are not currently using Facebook.

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