Facebook users who are disappointed that the social network hasn’t given them a way to see who has unfriended them can remain disappointed with Facebook if they like, but browser script Unfriend Finder, by Edouard Gatouillat, can provide the information they are looking for.
As first reported by Mashable, the script, available for download free-of-charge, is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. Mashable added that Unfriend Finder installs automatically for Chrome users, while Firefox users must first install the Greasemonkey add-on.
Once installed, Unfriend Finder:
- Adds a tab labeled unfriends to the top right-hand corner of users’ Facebook homepages, and puts a similar option in the user’s favorites list.
- If a user is unfriended by someone else, a red number notification will appear next to unfriends, looking exactly like the alerts for friend requests, messages, and notifications.
- Unfriend information, including the name of the user who committed the action, will appear in the main notifications tab.
- The same information appears if users click on the unfriends option in the favorites list, but accessing the data that way will also give them the date and time of the action.
- Unfriend Finder also alerts users when people deactivate and reactivate their profiles.
- And the script allows users to keep track of friend requests (pending requests, ignores, cancels).
Readers: Do you really want to know who unfriended you — and why is that?