Facebook is one of the most popular social networks on the Web. Billions of people use it every day. Still, most of them are completely unaware of the crazy things they can do on the social media site. There are countless hidden Facebook tips and tricks that can completely transform the way you use the service.
After doing a lot of research, we’ve come with five best Facebook tips and tricks you must use. We’ll discuss them one by one. Let’s begin:
Best Facebook tips and tricks
Appear online to selected friends
You may have hundreds of friends on Facebook. However, you never chat with all of them or they may be a few who keep nagging you with annoying messages. In such case, you’re left with none other option than blocking them, but you can’t do as they’re still your friends and it may hurt them.
Thankfully Facebook has an inbuilt feature that lets you limit the number of people to whom you appear online. This way you can get rid of such people. Here’s how to do:
- Login to your Facebook account
- Go to Chat option at the lower right corner
- Just click on the gear icon
- Now click advanced settings
A window will appear in front of you where you’re presented with various options like Turn off chat, Turn on chat only some friends and a third option called Turn on chat for all friends except. Enable it and enter the name of friends for whom you don’t want to appear online, and click Save.
From now on, you’ll appear completely invisible to them, even if you spend hours online.
Turn off Auto-play for Facebook videos
Normally Facebook videos are auto-played when you scroll through them. This looks good when you’re using a Wi-Fi network. However, it can cost heavily for your mobile data. So, it’s always better to turn off the feature on the mobile network.
Here’s how you can turn off auto-play for Facebook videos:
- First of all, go to Facebook settings > Videos
- Turn off the Auto-Play Videos option
You can also change video quality from here.
Create a Photo Collage using the pictures of your Facebook friends
Want to do something special for your Facebook friends? In that case what can be more exciting than creating a collage with their pictures? Doing so is very easy. You just need to follow some simple steps mentioned below:
- Click on Friends tab
- Go to More option
- From Choose an option dropdown, select any of the dashes “-”
You’ll see your Facebook friends collage on your computer screen. Now, you can choose to share it on your timeline. Your friends will definitely admire it.
Block app requests and notifications
App requests and notifications are the most annoying thing you’ll see on Facebook. Just imagine a situation. You log into your Facebook account after a long time hoping to see new friend requests and messages from your loved ones. However, all you see are the annoying notifications saying that someone needs a life in Candy Crush, someone wants to play a game of Meow Chat and so on. At that time you just feel that you should delete your Facebook account.
Thankfully, there is a way you can block these unwanted app requests and app notifications. You can easily get rid of them. Here’s how to do so:
In a web browser,
- Click the downward triangle icon
- Go to Settings > Blocking
- Scroll down to the bottom
- Enter the names of the apps you don’t want to receive notifications from
On Android or iOS apps, you can only block users, not apps.
Save important links for later
While browsing on Facebook, you may come across a video or post you find amazing but don’t have time for checking it. In such case, you can choose to save links for later. Doing so is very easy. You just need to:
- Click the drop-down menu in the top right corner
- Click Save Link option
This will save your Facebook posts and you can choose to read them later. To find your saved posts:
In case you’re using a mobile phone:
- Tap More option from the navigation feed
- Scroll down and click Saved option
Now you can read your Facebook posts again. Enjoy!
That’s all we have on our list of best Facebook tips and tricks you must use. We’ll come will more such lists in our next post. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.