Facebook lets you control your every single information posted on the social media site by giving many options to make them private from others, even from your friends.
There are some personal information on Facebook that you just cannot completely hide — Your friends list are among those, even if there is an option to hide it.
The issue resides in the Facebook’s mutual-friends feature concept, which has been in controversies in the past, raising privacy concerns.
But now, a new Free Chrome extension called “Facebook Friends Mapper” can expose a lot more than just mutual friends of the two Facebook users in “just one click,” creating high security and Privacy risks for Facebook users.
Generally, Facebook also allows you to set the visibility of your list of Facebook friends to “Only Me” if you want to keep your friends list hidden from other Facebook users as well as your own friends.
However, the problem is…
…even if you set your friends list to private, other Facebook users may still be able to see part of your hidden Friends list and that part is a lot more than just your mutual friends.
How does Facebook Friends Mapper Chrome extension work?
Facebook Friends Mapper extension leverages the Mutual Friends feature of the social networking site to crawl and expose your hidden Facebook Friends list.
If, for example, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does not share his friends list with the public and neither I am on his friend list. However, I have at least one mutual friend with him. Therefore…
…using Facebook Friends Mapper tool I would be able to see most of his hidden Facebook friends by exploiting the ‘mutual friend’ logical flaw.
How to use Facebook Friends Mapper Chrome extension?
1. Install Facebook Friends Mapper extension from Chrome web store.
2. Open Facebook Profile of user you want to target.
3. You will find ‘Reveal Friends‘ option on Friends tab.
4. Click on Reveal Friends and Bang!
Just one condition to meet:
Facebook user, whose friends list you want to target, must have at least one mutual friend with you, and doesn’t matter if you are friends with him/her or not.