24.06.2024

How to see hidden friends on VKontakte

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“VKontakte” allows you to hide selected people from your friends list without showing them in the “Friends” section for other users. After such manipulation, a certain person is not displayed in the list, and no one will know that you are friends with him.

Previously, there were special services like 220vk.com and vk.city4me.com, which, using their own algorithms, could determine the presence of hidden friends of a given VKontakte profile, show their number and names. At the time of writing, none of them work. There are no other valid analogues for December 2020 either.

And yet there is one way to find out if a person is hiding friends. It is not perfect and will only be able to indicate the presence of hidden friends without displaying their names. The idea is to add the number of men and women in the list and subtract it from the total number of friends that is displayed on the page.

How to see hidden friends on VKontakte

To do this, view and remember how many friends a person has in total.

How to see hidden friends on VKontakte

Set the filter to female and remember the number.

How to see hidden friends on VKontakte

Now change the filter to male and fix the number.

It remains only to calculate. In our example, there were only 360 friends, of which 172 were girls and 160 were guys. 360 – (172 + 160) = 28. It turns out that the user has 28 friends hidden. However, you cannot rely on these numbers completely. The list may contain frozen or blocked profiles in which the gender is not displayed – they may introduce an error into the calculations.