When we want to find someone on Snapchat using his name, we may not always choose to download their App or even signup or login. That’s what most people prefer to search the site anonymously and even using third-party tools, but even if the person is logged on, there are still options to locate partners in few minutes and see friends’ profiles if they’re already using the platform.
Finding a person on Snapchat by his real name
Snapchat is big in terms of website size and with its growing number of active users, it’s not that easy to type the first name of someone, then, find it simply. that can work of course, and we recommend to search Snapchat directly as the first step, now, if you can’t find the person you’re looking for there, then, you’ll need the following techniques to locate them without the need for their usernames or phone numbers.
Use expert search tools
People search tools like this one are being used by thousands of people across the USA as it searches the Internet wholly and scans millions of social profiles, blogs, and even more, it brings the data from dark web investigations and private sources of databases. That happens automatically thanks to their advanced search algorithms developed and updated frequently.
What users need with such search tools is just the first name of the person that they want to find on Snapchat, if they know the last name and location that will be better, then, after clicking the “Search” button, wait for the site to check the public records and bring all the hidden data from its databases, that will show you the list of people on that exact name.
If you choose “All States”, the system will list all the personal profiles nationwide, which means people’s names and their location will be listed next to their age if that’s found, followed by the name of their relatives, that’s just a quick preview of the search results. Next, when clicking on the profile you think is associated with the individual’s name you looked for, the system start building the full report with social profiles, photos, personal information, and more.
Now, when viewing the report, the system will require a subscription as the data is premium and not found on regular search engines like Google. The member will see the social accounts of that person, which can include his Snapchat profile with direct site URL in parallel with other sites like Facebook, Instagram, etc…
That depends on the availability of the data, thus, if people’s accounts have been discovered, the tool will list them, otherwise, there will be their information in one place including contact details, phone numbers, usernames, or addresses. That works for iPhone, Android, and also on the web.
Believe it or not, even if many still think that Google does not show Snapchat user profiles, that can work, we tried it and the search engine returned the exact profile URL of users on Snapchat for free when we searched with their names. It looks like the chat platform allows Google to crawl the content on their site and then, index it.
That way, by just reversing lookup someone’s name into the Google search box, others can see his Snapchat profile with a direct link, but that may need a QR code scan from the smartphone to show the exact page with their details.
The advanced search that Google offer can also work but this time, when doing some tweaks, luckily, the search operators may not be easy to understand for all the people, so, they can visit the Google page for advanced search, then, search Snapchat by the real name of their friends, here is a screenshot for running the search.
- In the field “this exact word or phrase” type the name, preferably the full name of your friend, also, you can just type nicknames you guess they’ve used to register for the site.
- In the field “site or domain” type “snapchat.com” as that’s where we want Google to find profiles or pages.
Do people use their real names on Snapchat?
If there is no account found on Snapchat by using the name of the guy or the girl you searched for, that does not mean he or she is not on Snapchat, nor it means they use the app. That can happen because the person is not using his real name there, and so, they may hide the names they’re known for, instead of that, they probably choose a nickname or just the first letter of their first name followed by the family name.
In this case, the searcher just needs to tweak the words that he typed and replace them with what he guess is correct or possible alternatives for people’s names on social media, even the internal search system can work for that.
Be aware of the abbreviations for the common names in the United States, sometimes when the name is lengthy or even when the person prefers using only one letter or a few, you may see the following examples:
“Barb” instead of Barbara, “Alc” for Alice, or “Alfd” for the first name Alfred.
It’s always possible that people hide their profiles no matter if it’s on Snapchat, Instagram, or even others, but what’s for sure can help is that almost anyone can find them with one of the basic contact details such as mobile numbers, usernames, or addresses. So, give that a try first and if it doesn’t work for you, ask yourself what other names people may have used on that app? They can use fake names or letters instead of real names.