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September 23, 2011

How to see who has unfriended you on Facebook in 4 easy steps


From BuzzFeed:


"It's official: You can use Facebook Timeline to see who has unfriended you."


Fair warning: Prepare for pain.


September 23, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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The "Better Facebook" extension for Firefox tells you whenever somebody defriends you, but it doesn't maintain an historical list, that I know of.

Posted by: skh.pcola | Sep 24, 2011 3:50:34 PM

Oh, in case that page gets pulled for some reason, here's the instructions to get Timeline - if you can't wait until September 29 when everyone gets it:

First, visit the Facebook developer page here. Allow the pop-up to "Access your basic information."
On the new page, click the button that reads "Create New App."

A pop-up will prompt you to enter an App Display Name and an App Namespace. It doesn't matter what you enter into either of those boxes, but make sure the App Namespace is in all lowercase letters. Be sure to agree to the Platform Privacy Policy, and then click Continue. Fill in the Captcha when it appears. You may need to verify yourself with a phone number or credit card. Once you do that, you can access the next step.

Once you've verified yourself, you'll reach the general landing page for your "New App." On the left side of the page under "Settings," click "Open Graph."
The next screen will read, "Get Started with Open Graph," and below that title will read "People can ___ a ___." Fill in whatever verb and noun combination you want for those boxes (I wrote "review" a "movie"), and then click "Get Started."

The next screen will read "What are Action Types?" Ignore everything on this entire page; just scroll right to the bottom and click "Save Changes and Next." The next page will read "What are Object Types?" Do the same thing, ignore everything, scroll right to the bottom, and click "Save Changes and Next."

The next screen will show your Open Graph dashboard, with options to create a new action type, a new object type, and a new aggregation. Ignore all of these buttons; if you've landed on this page, you've done everything correctly. Go back to your Facebook home page.

Once your home page has loaded, you should receive a pop-up prompt that reads, "Introducing Timeline - a New Kind of Profile." Click "Get It Now," and congratulations! You're ready to start fleshing out your brand-new Timeline profile.

Posted by: Scott Jenkins | Sep 23, 2011 4:53:37 PM

Actually, it's a little more complicated than this to do.

First, right now, Timeline is only available to developers. So, finding Timeline is a rather complicated before you even get to picking a year.

Instructions here to access. Note: they aren't exactly right but provide enough information for you to figure it out.


After, try reloading Facebook. If that doesn't work, try this URL (substitute your_username with your username):

Once you can login, then you need to go to the pulldown menu by "View Activity" to find the Friends box.

Unfortunately, I think Facebook has disabled being able to find out who defriended you, because when I look through this list, I can see empty dates - probably where people that have defriended me once were. Further, nothing appears prior to 2010.

But, interesting regardless. Enjoy.

Posted by: Scott Jenkins | Sep 23, 2011 4:51:15 PM

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