What Is the IP Address of Facebook?

Block Facebook on your network or server

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer on May 9, 2011.
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People sometimes want to know Facebook's IP address when they are unable to connect to the site by its domain name (www.facebook.com). Like many popular websites, Facebook uses multiple internet servers to handle incoming requests to its website. If you are trying to block Facebook on your network server, you need a complete list of IP addresses owned by the social media giant.

When You Want to Block Office Access to Facebook

Network administrators who want to block access to Facebook from their networks should block these entire ranges. These IP address ranges belong to Facebook:

  • 66.220.144.0 – 66.220.159.255
  • 69.63.176.0 – 69.63.191.255
  • 204.15.20.0 – 204.15.23.255

Facebook.com uses some but not all of the addresses in these ranges. 

Reaching Facebook Via IP Address

Below are some of the most common active IP addresses for Facebook.com:

  • 69.63.176.13
  • 69.63.181.15
  • 69.63.184.142
  • 69.63.187.17
  • 69.63.187.18
  • 69.63.187.19
  • 69.63.181.11
  • 69.63.181.12

In some cases, you can access Facebook by using an IP address instead of its usual URL. 

However, IP address ownership can change. If you want to know if a specific IP address is owned by Facebook, go to the WhoIs website and copy the IP address into the search bar. The resulting information will tell you who owns the IP address.

Finding the IP Address of People Using Facebook

Some people using Facebook try to determine the IP addresses of other Facebook users. The motivation for doing this should be questioned. One legitimate reason is to track down people who are using fake account identities. However, other reasons include online stalking and hacking.

From an IP address, a stranger can often identify a person's internet provider and gain a rough physical location using geolocation techniques. They can initiate Denial of Service (DoS) or other security attacks against your home network.

How to Protect Your IP Address Online

To protect your IP address:

  • Do not tell anyone your IP address.
  • When chatting with other Facebook users, avoid opening attachments or clicking links they send you. These links can trigger a notification to the user which includes your address.
  • Consider using a VPN service when online.

Some old chat clients exposed the IP addresses of users to one another, but Facebook's messaging system doesn't do this.