When opening someone's Facebook profile page, I often see fref=uri at the end of their URL, e.g. mine is https://facebook.com/namgivu?fref=uri

Without such fref suffix, I can go to the same profile page.

What does fref=uri mean then?

  • uri I guess. Will update and thank you. – Nam G VU Nov 25 '17 at 2:34

It looks to be a referrer for Facebook's analytics.

For example:

fref=ts on the end of the URL means that the page was linked from a "Top Search". Basically the user was sent there from a search engine result.

fref=nf means that the user arrived from their news feed.

I'm thinking that fref=uri means that the user arrived from an external site.

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