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Can’t See Who Liked My Post On Facebook: How To! (Solved!)

Jamey Muller
Updated: December 24, 2022
4 min read

If you're unable to see who liked your Facebook post, for instance, a post showing that 8 people have liked it, but when you try to see who those people are only 6 names show up, you're going to question why this has happened. With this being said, let's run through the possible reasons behind this, and how to see who has liked your post on Facebook.

How To See Who Liked Your Post On Facebook: (Step-By-Step)

Here are the current methods to see who liked your posts on Facebook. 

  1. Scroll down to the post you want to see
  2. At the bottom left corner, you'll see a thumbs-up icon (likes), displaying the number of likes, click this
  3. You'll see the same icon and number of likes again at the top left of the post, click this
  4. Here you'll see all the people who have reacted to the post

A possible workaround to see a user's liked posts (if they liked your posts these will be included in the results) is to use the search bar. Type in the user's name followed by liked posts, or a variation of this. As an example, type in “Posts liked by Dino Dean”, and you might be able to see what posts they've liked, depending on their privacy settings. 

Why Can’t I See Who Liked My Post On Facebook?

If, for instance, you're seeing 10 likes but only 9 profile names show up, it's important to understand that there are a number of reasons behind this.

Your Privacy Settings

If you're the owner of a page and have your settings set to private, in this case, there have been reports of people still being able to like posts and pages, but their like is then disregarded due to your set privacy settings. Even so, this still might count as another like, so when you check the like count of a post, the number of likes will be higher than what your privacy settings will allow you to see, but in reality that like has been blocked. 

Their Privacy Settings 

A user's privacy settings can alter who you see has liked your post. If, for example, someone has said they liked your post but you can't see this when you click the picture they said they liked, or, maybe one of your good friends seems to never leave your photos a like and you want to know why. 

Well, this might be down to their privacy settings, and just as the person who has liked your post is entitled to share it with the world, they also have the option to hide their activity from the rest of the world. If they have chosen the option of being the only one who can see which posts they have liked, then even if they have left you 100 likes, you won't see their name; or your like count rise. 

Also, if a person who liked your post has set their activity to friends only, and you're not friends with them, then you won't be able to see when they liked your post

Deactivated Profiles

Another reason for not being able to see who liked your post is if a friend who liked your post has since deactivated their profile, and their like count on your posts and pics won't show anymore. Their profile will still be on your friend list, but because their profile is now deactivated, they won't have a photo to show, and if you try to click on them, then a profile deactivation message will appear. 

Changing The “Like” To Another Reaction

It's also possible that the person who originally liked your post has since changed it from a like to another reaction, such as a “wow” reaction. In this instance, even though they changed between the two reactions, the original like still counts as a number, but since they changed it, their name won't show up when you click the like.

Other Things to Note:

  • For the pages with administrators, the administrator might be able to see the likes of a post count rise, even if regular users can't 
  • Using a personal account VS a page might also show a different number of likes
  • Likes received from your Facebook friends and followers are less prone to transition mishaps
  • If you're using third-party tools to see your likes, then they are often not equal to what you see in your reports and insights panel

Summary

There are various reasons why you won't be able to see who has liked your post on Facebook. These include user privacy settings, that can prevent you from seeing who has liked your posts. Other reasons include a user retracting or changing the like to another reaction, or mismatched data transitions. The truth is that sometimes the reason you can't see your likes remains a guessing game, and the real reason you can't see who has liked your post remains a mystery.

Written by
Jamey Muller
I'm the head-writer @ Knowledge Eager (or, in plain English, I'm the guy writing the majority of the content here). Addicted to the stock market, football, sushi and tacos.
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Jamey Muller
I'm the head-writer @ Knowledge Eager (or, in plain English, I'm the guy writing the majority of the content here). Addicted to the stock market, football, sushi and tacos.