I bet Facebook is your most used social media platform. But do you know that there are some useful and unknown Facebook tricks and hacks to spice up your experience?
Nowadays it’s really difficult to find a person without a Facebook account. Yet, few people know all the great potential of this social network.
Apart from the normal chatting and posting on Facebook, there are dozens of other cool things you can do to optimize your Facebook experience.
Let figure out.
10 Facebook tricks and hacks to spice up your experience
Post Blank Status, Comment and Message on Facebook
If you use Facebook then You know that You can’t post any blank Status, Comment and message on Facebook. But you can do this, you just have to use your Computer keyboard. First, you have to keep pressing the Alt button and press 0173 from your Num Keypad. After this leave Alt button and click on Post. And you will see your status has been posted.
Disable Birthday Notifications
This is one of the most excellent Facebook tricks and hacks.
Are you tired of receiving tons of notifications about some birthday of who you’re not interested in. Follow these steps to block those birthday messages.
If you have a big friend list on Facebook then you get someone’s birthday notification daily and I know it bothers you. And now you can disable it. Just follow few steps
1. Go to the Facebook Settings>> Notifications
2. Now search Birthday in setting list
3. You can turn off notification from here
Download Facebook Videos
As you know, you can upload a video on Facebook and also can watch. But if you want to download it then definitely you can download it. I told you about how to download YouTube videos in a previous Article. You can also download Facebook, Instagram and Hotstar video. All you have to do is to download and install the All in one video downloader app on your device. After that, Just copy the video link that you want to download on Facebook and paste on this App. If you want to download video from Computer then you can use this App’s official Website to download Downloader for Computer.
Read hidden messages
Few people know that Facebook has two inboxes. One of them is for messages from people who aren’t your friends on Facebook. If you didn’t know about the second mailbox, then you most likely have missed invitations to different events by your friend’s friends, or propositions of meeting from your former colleagues. To read these messages, you need to click the ‘Message’ icon, then click ‘Message Requests,’ and tap ‘See filtered requests.’
Check where you’re logged in
If you’re wondering if you logged out of your friend’s PC, you can click a small down arrow in the upper right corner of the screen. Select ‘Settings,’ click ‘Security’ from the list on the left, and then select ‘Where You’re Logged In.’ Now you can track all the browsers where you’re logged in. To log out of any browser, just click ‘End activity.’
Choose a friend to take over your account
Ever wonder what’s going on with your account on a social network when you no longer use it? Facebook gives you the opportunity to choose a person who will be responsible for your page if you die, by clicking the ‘Trusted Contacts’ on the ‘Security’ tab. Trusted contacts won’t be able to publish or chat on your behalf. Their job is to change your profile picture and answer friend requests.
Schedule messages ahead of time
The Sendible app lets you schedule Facebook messages ahead of time so you can send messages to your friends, customers or colleagues in the future. Head on to playstore and download this app to use this amazing feature. This is one of the most unknown Facebook tricks and hacks.
Stop Facebook ads from haunting you
Although you can’t stop ads entirely from showing up on your Facebook experience, but there are effective steps you can take to control the type of ads you see or let alone, block ads from certain advertisers. Follow these steps.
To hide an ad:
- Tap More on the bottom right corner of the ad.
- Select Hide post , then tap Submit .
To hide ads from an advertiser
- Tap More on the bottom right corner of the ad.
- Select Hide all ads from [advertiser name] .
Do you know that you can actually post GIFs on Facebook? Yes you can.
GIFs are simply animated pictures. Apart from the default gifs Facebook provides on their message panel, you can actually post your own gif on Facebook.
Follow this steps to guide you:
- Go to giphy.com and search for a gif you would like to post.
- Copy the gif URL from giphy and paste it on Facebook status bar.
- Facebook will then automatically generate a link with a play button on the image preview as if it were a video.
Add a double layer protection
If you have any doubts about the Facebook security system, you can use ‘Login Approvals’ on the ‘Security’ tab. The security system will require a password when logging in to your account from an unknown device. In the case of logging onto your page from a device that you’ve never used, you’ll need to use a password that will be sent to your phone.