By Luke Johnson
Ever wanted to know who’s been looking at your Facebook profile?
Of course you have, we all have, it’s what every one of the social network’s more than 1.2 billion active daily users are all desperate to know.
Well, there’s now a way to discover exactly that.
The feature has been added as part of the latest Facebook update which has introduced then Facebook Stories tool.
Facebook Stories echoes a similar feature already available on rival services including Snapchat, WhatsApp and Instagram.
It lets users save videos and images to a daily ‘story’ that is then visible to all of our online friends.
There’s a key difference between this and past Facebook features, however.
While Facebook has always prevented you from seeing which of your friends have been scrolling through your photos, reading your posts and generally stalking your profile, Facebook Stories logs who has been looking.
Removing a layer of anonymity to your online actions, Facebook Stories will, like their Instagram-hosted counterparts, show users who has viewed their content.
Taking things a layer deeper, the new tool will show you exactly which individual images and videos have been viewed by which friends.
Although Facebook will let you see who has viewed your Stories, the company has said this is where it will draw the line.
Those snooping on your main profiles will continue to remain anonymous.
“Facebook doesn’t let people track who views their profile,” the social network states on its help center website.
“Third-party apps also can’t provide this functionality. If you come across an app that claims to offer this ability, please report the app.”
This is the latest in a recent flurry of Facebook updates.
The world’s biggest social network recently launched its own Siri and Amazon Alexa rival, Facebook M, although the digital assistant was only available to those users based in the US.
Elsewhere, the company has added a mass of new stickers, graphics and animations to its Messenger application, turning the app into a true Snapchat challenger.