Sep 8, 2011

Find out Admin of Facebook Page

Facebook page hosted by some group of facebook profiles or a single profile can host it. When you create facebook page, there should be a profile attached to that account to access full features. There is a feature of fb pages that you can show number of admin on your page sidebar. But some pages don’t show their admin.
So if you wish to see those Admins you can try this trick:
  • Go to your messages tab and click “Other” or “Other Messages” on the sidebar.
  • Here you will see updates from pages, look for the update from a page that you are looking to track admin.
  • Now open an update and go to this update from your mobile device (only facebook mobile site).
  • If you don’t use mobile device you can browse on your desktop browser too, replace ‘WWW’ with ‘M’ in address bar and hit Enter.
  • When you'll go to that update by facebook mobile site you will see a profile link in subject line of update, click this link and you will land to profile that is attached to facebook page or say admin of that page.

Note that You can only apply this trick if page sent you an update ever in past. Pages that didn’t send you any update yet, you cannot see admin of those pages.

Update#1 (16 April 2013)
First of all I would like to thank you all for your response.
You should notice this thing that Facebook updated their messaging system and this trick only works with the Facebook old messaging system.
So here I will clear that you cannot find out admin of Facebook page with existing system but you can get the admin of page if you have the old messages from facebook page.
You have to check your inbox section where you have to click "view other messages" link, now process is little bit changed.

  • Follow all the instruction that is mentioned above but you will not see the admin in mobile site.
  • Install the firebug here. Don't if you have already.
  • Press F12, In firebug window click on element selector (i.e.  arrow on firebug option tab) 
  • Now click on message text, you will see a div element which have this "data-sigil='message-text'" attribute. 
  • This div have data attribute which is named as data-store and you are done. This data have a property "author":100001xxxxxxxxx where this value is the author id mean page admin id. (i.e. 100001xxxxxxxxx).
  • You can get details about the admin by putting this id in that url http://graph.facebook.com/idxxxx  (i.e. http://graph.facebook.com/100001xxxxxxxxx)

But unfortunately this trick will only work if you have message from Facebook page around the time of writing this post (around 2011).

Now Facebook don't share or store page admin data anywhere so it is almost impossible without social hacking to get the Facebook page admin, but here is another trick but not applicable to all Facebook pages.
  • Look for the website of the facebook page. (If no website page have then it is useless).
  • Go to website of page and look for the html source of page. (Press CTRL+U).
  • Search for "<meta property='fb:admins'..." The content value is the admin id of facebook page.
  • If you don't get this fb:admin meta property then it mean site owner didn’t add this property so wait for the facebook admin to optimize his/her site for facebook.
Comment your queries.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can we find out who is the admin of a facebook closed group?

nick said...

when you go to the facebook closed group, you'll see all members and admins list.

Anonymous said...

IT's DOESN'T WORK

nick said...

see the note at the end of the post and also try this method on facebook mobile site only.

Anonymous said...

'^' Awesome! (completly worked x3 )

Anonymous said...

it doesn't work on community page i subscribed to , I get the notifications of new posts in news feed , nothing comes under messages- other .

so I can't put any link in m.facebook.com

nick said...

yeah now facebook pages can't send update to their fans so now no message comes under others. if you have any old update in your others messages so you can see the admin.

Kevin Hagemoser said...

Nick, this is directly related to this post but your insights are the closest I've come to finding someone who might know (or perhaps suggest a post to refer me to):

Q. Someone in my non-profit created a Facebook page for our org. but now we don't know who that was and we need to get admin rights so we can change logos and contact details...

Can/will Facebook help us or is there a way to find out who the admin is (as of now I can't figure it out) b/c there aren't any "updates" like you mentioned above in the m.facebook.com work around.

Thanks for ANY help... or direction on how to deal with Facebook in this situation.

Kevin @ Community Development Resources
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Development-Resources/34245820249

nick said...

Hi kevin, sorry but there is no other legal way to find admin. The things you can do create an app which list pages that is manged by an account and ask every user to grant permission to read their data to that app.
Or simple you can do ask every user to visit that page. When they are logged-in into their facebook account if they see the page admin panel so that account is admin account. Other than this no legal way.

Abdulwahhab afzal said...

Once i made a chat with the admin page
but i dont know who he is ???
he was chatting as a facebook page
now can i know who is admin of that page?

nick said...

@Abdulwahhab: If you can't find admin of that page by the above method then you can not find the admin.

Anonymous said...

Thanks before trying this trick one doubt how that page owner will send update and what is update?

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nick said...

Hi,
Updates were messages that a page admins could send message to all their users. but now Facebook removed this update system, so you wont be able to find page admin. I'll write a new post on that soon.

Ortohin Asad said...

bro....its not working.....plese help....one of my fan page hijacked by my one of my friend....now i want to know who r admin of the page...pls pls

sumit khanna said...

someone created a confession page in the facebook but the admin has hidden his name ,So Is there any way of finding that who is the admin of that page??

Anonymous said...

anything else? got any got any other ways though which we can find FB page admin?
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

some guy created a fb page(non-profit)and is posting shit about us...its a normal non business page...how can i track d admin?? (no updates)

Edwin Bright said...

Wher is dis 'Message'' tab u speaking about? or d Other Messages?? Couldnt find it!

nick said...

Post is updated please check again.

SSP said...

Not working I'm not able to find data-sigil.

nick said...

@SSP Switch to mobile version of Facebook i.e. m.facebook.com in your browser then you will find it, in markup of message page.

Mansur Ayub said...

nick.............
we have a lil problem here.
someone of our institution has created a page on facebook, he is using this page to insult the university students,
no one is able to find that admin.
can u please help me to find him/her, to locate his/her location............
i will be waiting for ur reply.....
please do something

Anonymous said...

hey nick then how does a ethical hacker does it?i know many languages ajax,c++,python,xhtml,perl,java, can it help?can i hack into the admin account?

abhi1702 said...

hey, if i have the admin id can i get the contact name of the that admin id??used graph.facebook.com/xxxxxxxxxxxx.. but that dint gimme anything useful

nick said...

@Abhi1702 you will surly get name of that person if you have id, because name is public on facebook till yet. see this url this is my id and your getting every public info by this http://graph.facebook.com/nick.astute
or let me know what you are getting from graph api ?

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Hassan Oluwaseun said...

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Anonymous said...

hey nick can you find the admin for me?

Ahsan Khan said...

someone created a confession page in the facebook and he is insulting all the students ,, i want to know who is the admin ,,, can u find it for me .I will be very thankful to you.

Shivam Modak said...

Can i do this trick via my Nokia S40 ph

nick said...

@Hassan: Thanks :)
@Shivam Modak: Yes sure just install a great browser like opera mini and visit m.facebook.com or you can do the same on desktop browser too.

Anonymous said...

Nick, can you please find out who the admin is for A&N Painting page on fb? I tried all your tricks but with no luck

Anonymous said...

Nick, I have another question as well. I owned the page A&N Painting until someone hacked in my fb account, stole the page completely and listed my photos, wording and likes under website oakvilleonpainter.ca I would like to know who the owner of the page is and is there any way that I can get my page back. Please help me if you can, please!!!

nick said...

Hi,
This is case of hacking. if it was your account then you dont need to use hacking to get back your page.
use this link https://www.facebook.com/hacked to report hack account.

rammohan seela said...

bro i got nothing i used mobile version but it gives me the same....plz help me

rammohan seela said...

bro i dint get any updates from confession page so what to do now

Anonymous said...

Hey Nick,
This page is offending a lot of people, could you tell me who created it?
https://www.facebook.com/noosa.goss.71?fref=ts

DIBYANSH SINGH said...

HI,
Nick,i needed a favour if i want to know the admin of a confession page , or just want to know the name of the confensor how can i do so....???

DIBYANSH SINGH said...

Hi,
Nick i needed a a favour if i need to find the admin of a facebook confession page how can i do , or how can i find the confessor can you please help??????

nabeel said...

https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsTheEducators?ref=profile#!/ConfessionsTheEducators
this is url i want to who is the admin of this page plzz help me

Anonymous said...

https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsTheEducators?ref=profile#!/ConfessionsTheEducators
i want to know who is the admin of this page please help me

sacha said...


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rahaf-safar/221567647967499?fref=ts

please can any one help me with this

sewa mobil di bali said...

Is that any simpler way to find the admin???
I just found a fb page copied and pasted all my original articles on my blog...

Responsive Web Design said...

Thanks for the info but why this happen bcz its really very helpful when you can see the admins of any page, might be its your friend or family members or colleagues. Can someone plz check Dev Digital admins https://www.facebook.com/DevDigital

waqar ahmed said...

need help cant find that div thing

Anonymous said...

Hi.. can we get the id and detais of a admin of a face book confession page..
is it possible to find out the detais of a post in the confession..?

sant nirankari mission said...

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002723160726------i want to know who is admin of the page and address of this person

sant nirankari mission said...

because some one make this page and fixing the wrong pics

lachi reddy said...

Xplain me in step by step ..that how I can find admin of a confession page.....(in mobile site). Plz help me.....

lachi reddy said...

Xplain me in step by step ..that how I can find admin of a confession page.....(in mobile site). Plz help me.....

nick said...

@lachi reddy Please let me know any point that you don't understand because i think i already explained it step by step :)

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