15 Facebook Tips and Tricks That Most People Don’t Know

There is so much you can do with Facebook. This is an application where you like to spend most of your time on your smartphone or desktop, now whether it’s to find the latest news or stay in touch with friends.

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Here we have listed the best tips and tricks of Facebook that you may not know but using them will definitely give you full expertise on this social media site.

1: Never receive a Candy Crush request

Never receive a Candy Crush request

There is also a mechanism to block invite requests to play Facebook games such as Candy Crush. Go to Settings inside the More tab of Facebook’s mobile app and then Account Settings then Notifications. Then scroll down on the mobile and check the application invitations.

2: Convert your profile picture to animated GIF

Convert your profile picture to animated GIF - Facebook Tips and Tricks

In iPhone, after clicking on the profile photo, you have to choose between ‘Take a New Profile Video’ or ‘Select Profile Video’ option. However, on Android, you can first click on your profile photo and then select a video in your phone by selecting the ‘Take a New Profile Video’ option.

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3: Stay tuned for the most up-to-date news from Facebook trends

Stay tuned for the most up-to-date news from Facebook trends

Topics that are currently being discussed on Facebook become part of the trending list. They can be accessed on the desktop to the right of the news desk, while in the mobile app it can be viewed under the search bar.

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4: Turn off autoplay videos on the news feed

Turn off autoplay videos on the news feed - Facebook Tips and Tricks

If you don’t want videos to start playing automatically on the Facebook News Feed, turn it off. To do this go to settings there will be a video option at the bottom left, click on it and turn off the auto-play video option.

5: View and control Facebook Memories

View and control Facebook Memories - Facebook Tips and Tricks

Facebook’s On This Day feature shows activities from the same day last year or many years ago that you can see for yourself. You can go to Facebook.com/onthisday to see this feature while there is also an option to bring past activity from the eyes of specific people.

6: It is possible to see every Like, Share and Comment in Activity Log

It is possible to see every Like, Share and Comment in Activity Log

The Facebook Activity Log contains a record of all activity on this site. It is easily accessible by visiting your profile on the mobile app and desktop site.

7: Want to see updates from specific people or pages on the News Feed?

Want to see updates from specific people or pages on the News Feed

If you want to see specific people or pages on your news feed first, there is an option in the Facebook mobile app. Click on the app’s More to go to Settings and then Newsfeed Preferences. Mark the people you like on the pages whose posts will appear at the top of the newsfeed.

8: What is the difference between friends and followers on Facebook?

What is the difference between friends and followers on Facebook - Facebook Tips and Tricks

There are two ways to connect with someone on Facebook, become friends, or start following them. Being friends means that you and the other person are allowed to share each other’s posts, while the following means that the person cannot add you as a friend.

When someone follows you, they see the same posts that you share publicly. You can also prevent people from following your account at any time by going to the Followers section in Account Settings.

9: View your profile as a visitor

View your profile as a visitor

Sometimes it can be very helpful to know how your profile looks to others, including your friends who have been hidden from you in the past. When you go to your profile on the desktop, clicking next to the View Activity log lets you view your profile through the eyes of others with the help of Views.

10: Hide your friends list from everyone

Hide your friends list from everyone - Facebook Tips and Tricks

If for some reason you don’t want people to see who your friends are, you can hide your friends’ list. Click ‘Manage’ on your friends list on the desktop and then edit privacy. You can then change the viewer’s option in the friends list.

11: Hide specific photo albums and events in your timeline

Hide specific photo albums and events in your timeline

If you’ve uploaded a photo album that you don’t want others to see and don’t want to delete, you can hide it. Click the small gray icon at the top of the photo album or post and limit it to your own. Or you can remove it from the public and restrict it to friends or specific people.

12: Turn on the login alert

Turn on the login alert - Facebook Tips and Tricks

Facebook’s login alerts and login approvals can be turned on by going to the security settings in the desktop and mobile app. You can choose to receive a notification or email whenever your account is logged in. When adopting the login approval system, you have to enter a code every time before logging in to Facebook on any new device.

13: Adjusting the number of received notifications

Adjusting the number of received notifications

You can also limit the number of your notifications on Facebook. To do this, go to Account Settings in Desktop and Phone, go to Notifications and adjust the number.

14: Turn off birthday notifications

Turn off birthday notifications - Facebook Tips and Tricks

If you’re tired of the daily friends’ birthday notifications on Facebook, you can turn them off. You can turn off the Birthday option by going to Notifications in Account Settings.

15: Always receive notifications of a particular person’s posts

Always receive notifications of a particular person's posts

If you want to keep an eye on a friend’s Facebook activity or when you find out they’ve shared anything, clicking on the Friends option in their profile will bring up a menu from which click on Get Notifications option.

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Final Words

This is all about today’s Facebook tips and tricks, hope this post will increase your knowledge about Facebook. Stay tuned for more Facebook tips and tricks.

 

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