How to Find Classmates and Co-Workers on Facebook - dummies

How to Find Classmates and Co-Workers on Facebook

By Carolyn Abram

Facebook’s Friend Finder works by looking for large groups of people you might want to become friends with. A common assumption is that you’ll want to become friends with people you’ve gone to school with and worked with over the years. To find these people, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Friends icon in the big blue bar on top.

    The Friend Requests menu appears.

  2. At the top of the menu, click the Find Friends link.

    The Friend Finder page appears.

  3. Click Other Tools (usually found at the bottom of the list of options).

    A menu of possibilities based on information you’ve filled out on your Timeline appears.

  4. Click any of the Find Coworkers From or Find Classmates From links.

    All these links go to the same place, which is a page for browsing people on Facebook.

  5. Use the check boxes on the left side of the page to look for people from your various jobs or schools.


    Selecting a check box displays people from that school or company. You can also look for people from your hometown, current city, or workplace by entering a mutual friend’s name.

When you select more than one check box, it actually shows you fewer people because now Facebook is looking for people who both worked at Mom’s Pizza and went to Hamilton High School. To find more people, select only one check box at a time.

You can actually browse for people in cities, companies, and colleges other than the ones you’ve listed on your Timeline. Look for the empty boxes that say Add Another, and type the school, city, or company where you think you know people.