When you search a name on Facebook, and that person's name appears on their friends' posts (and you click on the name of the person you are searching for on those posts), it takes you to their (former) page with no information on it other than their profile picture. Does that mean that they only allow friends to search them and see their postings or does that mean that the account is deactivated?

  • Just a note, questions about Facebook here should be concerned with the desktop web interface. Questions about a native smartphone app really belong on Android Enthusiasts, Ask Different, or Windows Phone, as appropriate.
    – ale
    May 17 '16 at 12:38

If the name is clickable, it means the profile is active. And when you click on someone's name it will show only those parts of the profile which are public. The profile pic would be visible but if the audience is not set "public" you will not be able to click on that.

You can search for anyone on Facebook but you will only be able to see their public posts if you are not friends with them.

  • The person's name is NOT clickable on Facebook on a regular computer, however, it is clickable on the app on the phone. Does that still mean the profile is active?
    – Christy
    May 17 '16 at 7:40
  • It should not clickable on the app also. If it is not clickable on computer means profile has deactivated.
    – serenesat
    May 17 '16 at 8:21
  • @marikamitsos: Thanks for your edits. Here I mean same what it is written. Some of your edits I rejected because those edits change the meaning what I wanted to say. :)
    – serenesat
    Aug 12 '16 at 5:17
  • @serenesat Thank you for your clarification. The edits I made though, concern pure grammatical as well as expressional mistakes. As in this instance: Here I mean exactly what is written. Some of your edits I rejected because those edits change the meaning of what I wanted to say. :) Aug 16 '16 at 21:38

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.