13 Awesome Facebook Tips You Should Know (2017)

Here are some facebook tips, you are not using : If you missed the news, Facebook was recently valued at $201.6 billion. That’s enough to slip it in at number 22 on the list of the largest companies in the world. Most of that value comes from ads, and to attract advertisers, Facebook sells them your information. It also adds features that annoy you but play well with the ad companies. If you hear people insisting Facebook doesn’t care about your privacy or experience, that’s why.

Facebook Tips 1. Save Interesting Items for later: 


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Do you ever find yourself endlessly scrolling through a friend’s Facebook news feed for a link to that interesting story you didn’t have time to read before? Well, now you can save links, places, and entertainment pages for later.

Just hit the download arrow at the upper right of a post and select the Save option. Or on a place or entertainment page, hit the Save option next to Like.

You can look at your saved content later in the “Saved” area. It’s in the left column along with News Feed, Messages, and Events. Once you click it you’ll get the Saved screen.

Your friends won’t be notified if you’ve saved something; it’s just for you to know about later.


Facebook Tips 2. Create a Secret Group:


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Make your own private space on Facebook and invite only people that you want! Go to Facebook Groups Page and click “Create Group”, then choose the “Secret” option.


Facebook Tips 3. Disable “Seen” feature or typing indicator for Facebook messages


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When you open a message on Facebook, the sender automatically gets notified with a “Seen” message. While this is convenient, it can be an annoyance, if you want to open a message but don’t want to respond immediately. Thankfully, there are browser extensions that let you disable the “Seen” feature.

All you need to do is install the Unseen extension on Chrome and turn on the option to block the “Seen” feature. Once done, you can easily read messages without people knowing you have read their message. Firefox users can install the Facebook Message Seen Disable extension to disable “Seen” on Facebook.


Facebook Tips 4. Download your Facebook data


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If you have been using Facebook for a number of years now, your account must pack in tons of your personal data like photos, videos, posts, messages, info and more. And the good thing is Facebook lets you download all of your profile data.

To do it, just head over to Facebook Settings and in the “General” tab, you should see an option at the bottom saying “Download a copy of your Facebook data“.


Facebook Tips 5. Check active sessions and log out of devices remotely



Check active sessions in facebook


There are times when we log into our Facebook account from various different devices but forget to log out. Well, Facebook lets you check the devices you have logged in from along with the ability to remotely log out from those devices.

To check active sessions, go to your Facebook Settings->Security->Where You’re Logged In. Here, you will see all your active sessions, be it on a PC or a mobile device. You can simply tap “End activity” to log out from one of these devices or “End all activity” to log out of all devices.


Facebook Tips 6. Legacy Contact


Legacy Contact


Accept it or not, you might have thought about what would happen to your Facebook account if something happens to you. Well, Facebook has your back. Facebook lets you add a “Legacy Contact”, who will manage your account in the case of an emergency. The contact will be able to pin posts to your timeline, change profile picture, reply to comments. However, he/she won’t be able to see your message or post as you. There’s also an option to automatically delete your account if you pass away.

To add a legacy contact, go to Facebook Settings->Security->Legacy Contact. Once you have added a legacy contact, you can give the contact the ability to download your Facebook data as well.






Facebook Tips 7. Use Messenger on The Web


Messenger on Web


If you are accustomed to using the Facebook Messenger app on your smartphone or tablet, the messaging experience on the web can be jarring. Thankfully, you can use a web version of Facebook Messenger with ease. Simply go to Messenger.com and you will be presented with the same blue and white interface you are used to. However, don’t expect all the features from the mobile app.


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Facebook Tips 8. Hide Online Status:


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If you’re getting unwanted messages through Facebook’s Messenger chat system, there’s an easy fix.

1. Load your Facebook page, then take a look at the Messenger list on the right side.

2.If you don’t see it, click where it says Chat in the bottom right corner of the screen.

3. Click the gear at the bottom of the list, then click the “Advanced Settings” link.

4. From there, you can turn off chat for everyone or choose which friends can and can’t see when you’re online.

It’s a low-effort way to politely keep people from bothering you.


Facebook Tips 9. Block Status Updates From Over-Sharer. 


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Have you ever had a friend who just posts too many cat pictures? Hard to imagine, I know, but it’s tough to tell someone that their cats aren’t quite as cute as they imagine. Don’t unfriend them just yet, though. All you have to do to stop receiving updates from a social media over-sharer is click the down arrow on the upper-right hand side of one of their status updates.

Then click the “Unfollow” button to stop receiving updates from that person. You can turn their updates back on by going to their profile and refollowing them. Simple!


Facebook Tips 10. Stop Facebook from tracking you:


Facebook makes its money by figuring out what you’re doing on and off of the website. The company tracks almost everything that its users do in an effort to understand them.

If you’d rather not be turned into a statistic for Facebook to sell on the open market, a browser extension can stop all of Facebook’s tracking attempts.

Facebook Disconnect is a browser extension that’s available for both Firefox and Chrome. Install it in your browser and it blocks Facebook from getting information about what websites you’re visiting.


Facebook Tips 11. Make Facebook talk like a pirate: 


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Have you ever wanted Facebook to automatically translate all of your friend’s posts into pirate slang? No? Well, you can do it anyway.

Click the upside-down triangle in the upper right-hand corner of the Facebook page, then click the “Settings” link. Where it says “Language” click the Edit button, then navigate to the “English (Pirate)” option. Now, enjoy the results!

You can switch it back to regular English by doing the same thing except picking the “English (U.S.)” option instead. There are a couple of other funny languages you can set, but I’ll let you explore those on your own.


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Facebook Tips 12. Find Hidden Messages:


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Not many people know this but you might be getting messages from people and don’t know it. If someone sends you a message and you have no mutual friends, Facebook automatically filters their message into the “Other” message folder.

To find the “Other” folder, click the word bubble icon at the top of the page. Then next to where it says “Inbox” click “Other.

You might see a surprising amount of messages piled up in here because Facebook never notifies you about any messages received from people who aren’t in your network.


Facebook Tips 13. Block Facebook Ads with a Chrome Extension

Do Facebook ads annoy you? Do they distract your otherwise enjoyable Facebook experience? After all, who wants to see a weight loss ad when you are looking at your friend’s awesome adventure vacation photo album?

Thankfully, the Facebook AdBlock extension in Chrome makes blocking Facebook ads real easy. Just install the extension and activate it to enjoy a ad-free experience, like the screenshot shown below!


Bonus Tips: Facebook Shortcuts for Chrome and Mozilla Users:


Mozilla Firefox:

Shift+Alt+1: View your News Feed

Shift+Alt+2: View your own Profile

Shift+Alt+3: View pop­up of friend requests

Shift+Alt+4: View pop­up of messages

Shift+Alt+5: View pop­up of notifications

Shift+Alt+6: View Account Settings

Shift+Alt+7: View Privacy Settings

Shift+Alt+8: View Facebook’s own profile

Shift+Alt+9: Read latest Terms of Service agreement.

Shift+Alt+0: Open Facebook Help Center


Google Chrome:

Alt+1: View your News Feed

Alt+2: View your own Profile

Alt+3: View pop­up of friend requests

Alt+4: View pop­up of messages

Alt+5: View pop­up of notifications

Alt+6: View Account Settings

Alt+7: View Privacy Settings

Alt+8: View Facebook’s own profile

Alt+9: Read latest Terms of Service agreement.


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jingyansu choudhury

Hello World, I am the Founder And CEO Of Techyuga. I am working on building Techyuga to become India's No.1 end-to-end repair hub for all kinds of devices.