Facebook is inarguably the most popular social media network with billions of users. However, not all users know how to take complete advantage of the many tools Facebook has to offer. Even if you’ve been using Facebook for a while, it’s likely you haven’t had the time to discover and learn about the many features available.
Making Chat Settings Work for You
Many individuals use Facebook as another form of communication by using the chat or video call features; both simple and convenient. One problem many individuals run into when using these features is keeping track of and responding to all messages and alerts. You may miss replying to a message and worry your friend felt ignored. Maybe there are friends you would prefer not to receive or answer messages from but would prefer them not to know, remaining anonymous. There is no need to feel anxious in this scenario. In fact, there are chat settings that allow you to turn chatting on for friends you wish to message with while remaining invisible to those you prefer not to chat with at the moment.
Disabling Auto-Play Video Videos
If you have been struggling with slow connection or perhaps you use free data for your internet needs, the download time for videos or other media on Facebook can take forever. You can actually turn this off in Facebook. Simply go to the Facebook Settings, Videos, then turn off the auto play option. Also, if you happen to be somewhere where there is poor internet speed or slow connection, you can simply change the quality for video from HD to SD; this is recommended for bad or slow connection speeds.
Using Facebook Search
Most internet users immediately use Google as their go-to search engine. You may not have known that you can also use Facebook
Facebook allows you to edit a post after publishing. It may be a blessing for the absent-minded, who can easily clear their post from errors, however, it can also be troubling in some other situations. Like, you’d never know if someone posts something offensive about you and change it later, or you wont be able to use a post as proof if its content is changed after you last checked it.
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Previously, if a post on Facebook was edited then “Edited” used to appear beside it, but some time ago Facebook took this feature away. However, there is still a way to verify whether a post is edited or not, and what was its original version.
Here are three simple steps to do so:
Locate the post you wanted to check and click the “Menu arrow” at the top right corner of post.
Click “More options” in the menu.
Sometimes you will see “View edit history” instead of “More options”. Click on it and you will see the original and edited versions of a post. However, if you see “More options” then proceed with Step 3.
Click “View edit history” to see the original and edited post. The original post will be on the top of the edited posts.<figure Continue Reading
Late last year, Facebook tested out an interesting feature called “Find Wi-Fi” on the iOS Facebook app. After nearly half a year’s worth of testing, the said feature is now making its way to the public, with the Android Facebook app being part of the rollout.
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If the feature has gone live on your Facebook app, you’ll be able to see the Find Wi-Fi selection in the app’s “More” menu. Upon activating it, Facebook will bring you to a map that displays all Wi-Fi hotspots that are nearest to you, alongside information of the business that is providing said Wi-Fi.
So how does Facebook populate its map with hotspots? Well, the system requires businesses to opt-in to the feature. Businesses will be given the option to add their Wi-Fi details to their Facebook page via the “Edit Page Info”.
Once the Wi-Fi details have been provided, Facebook would use said information to populate the map. Simply put, the usefulness of Facebook’s Find Wi-Fi feature depends on how much businesses in your area rely on the social network service.
Despite the minor drawbacks, the Find Wi-Fi feature will prove useful to those who are frequently out and about on their smartphones. For those who’ve yet to find this feature available on their Facebook app, rest assured that
Are you the type of person who likes to keep track of their activities over the course of a trip? If so, Facebook’s latest update to its Albums feature will make it so much easier to keep a log of your tours or trips as it now lets you store photos, posts and more in it.
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Add videos, check-ins & posts
Available on both the desktop and Android version of Facebook, with iOS support coming soon, the new Albums feature now lets you add videos, check-ins and text posts into the album, alongside the usual photos of course.
Co-edit albums with friends
In the event that you would like your friends to edit the album with you, Facebook has also made it easier by enabling your friends to collaborate with you on an album.
Simply toggle “Add Contributors” option on, tap on the “Choose Friends” option, and select the people that you want to be collaborating with you. Once that’s done, your selected friends will be granted permission to modify the album.
To make your album standout even more, Facebook has also introduced a “Featured Albums” tab on your Facebook page. Much like the Featured Photos option, the Featured Albums tab lets you place a number of your available albums directly to your main Facebook page, making
Anyone who has ever used any social network service would probably be well aware of the echo chamber phenomena whereby like-minded individuals would converse among themselves regarding certain sensitive topics, thereby leading to confirmation bias.
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Facebook is well aware of the echo chambers that a large portion of its user base has built, which is why the company is rolling out a feature called Latest Conversation that could help negate some of the problems that stem from an echo chamber.
Currently being rolled out to Facebook users around the world, Latest Conversation is a feature that can be found by searching for certain topics using Facebook’s own search bar. Prior to the introduction of Latest Conversation, when a user wanted to search for a specific topic on Facebook, the results would show news stories as well as posts made by the user’s friends.
Once Latest Conversation goes live, not only will the user be able to see news stories and postings from their friends, they would also be able to see posts made by complete strangers about the topic.
Apart from being able to view the posts of complete strangers, the Latest Conversation feature will also come with a tracker that updates in real time, allowing you to see just how many people are talking about the subject matter at
Many Facebook users are probably aware of the fact that the social network service has some form of image recognition technology under the hood. After all, this is how Facebook is able to suggest the right friends in which to tag your photos with.
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Tagging friends aside, did you know that Facebook’s image recognition technology also helps them tag your photos with specific parameters? If you’re interested in looking at those tags yourself, here’s how you can access them.
On the Facebook website, open an enlarged version of a photo.
If you’re on Google Chrome, right-click on the image and select Inspect. If you’re on other browsers, open up the browser’s Developer Tools.
Search for the “alt attribute of the image tag” in the Developer Tools.
Once you’ve managed to find the image’s alt attribute, you’ll be able to see all of the tags that are associated with the picture past the phrase “Image may content”.
For the most part, the tags associated with the photos are rather accurate. That being said, the image recognition system doesn’t seem to work well with pictures that aren’t photos such as pictures and screenshots.
In these cases, there is a chance that you’ll see this rather than image tags instead.
Customer benefit, profit model, available resources: these are not the only important aspects that are often neglected when you and your friends come up with the new Facebook. Nonetheless, social media accounts with the new company names are set up first. Often, there’s a lack of a larger perspective – a business model can help with that.
Two new domains were secured, Facebook and Twitter profiles, as well as a YouTube channel, were created. The search for license-free images for the future website had already started. What happened? In the evening, after the workout, a group of friends drank some beer together, and came up with “the best idea ever”!
Sadly, most of the time, it stays an idea, and the hot flame of motivation turns into a cold lump of disappointment.
Risk: Having an Idea and Just Doing it
Often, between a good idea and getting started, there’s only one intermediate step missing – but it’s an important one. If the action is not taken, there’s a risk of the entire project freezing up. An example: the idea “online shop for t-shirts with cute cats” may seem like a way to make money off of the cat video hype. And friend 1 watches a lot of YouTube videos so that he can start an own channel tomorrow – a compilation of the best videos. Friend 2 was pretty good at drawing in college, so he’ll do the graphics. There’s also a ton of cat images on the internet so that you could print these. Friend 3 is a social media connoisseur and knows that cat content does great. Visitors will get to the online shop via Facebook and Youtube, and the t-shirts will sell like hot cakes!
But is all of that enough for three people to at least make some decent
Once upon a time, in a land before social networking sites like Facebook, there were things called forums and newsgroups. Users like you and me hide behind anonymity, avatars and handles to share controversial, unpopular, thought-provoking ideas and opinions. These places were moderated by more responsible adults to fend off flamewars and prevent the topic from going offroad.
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These days, we prefer places like Facebook which is full of interesting characters, friends and family members all coming together in a platform where people can argue, fight, troll, share and discuss everything under the sun – minus the presence of moderators.
However, since one man’s meat is another man’s poison, there are bound to be disagreements that would prevent otherwise good and calm discussions. Which is why we all need to have a thoughtful discussion about Facebook netiquette.
1. Post insightful updates
You can’t expect good discussions to come to you. However what you can do is to provide soil for good discussion to flourish. If you just post silly things all day, every day, you shouldn’t be surprised if people treat you like you can not keep up a mature conversation.
Start with talking about what you like or didn’t like about that new movie you saw. Give your opinion on the latest news and ask people for theirs. Soon enough, you’ll have interesting conversations in no time.
2. Be open to new ideas and opinions
A discussion is a two-way street, an exchange of ideas and thoughts. Ideally, you learn new things and insights,
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If you’re one of the early ones who’ve managed to gain access to the feature, you’ll be able to find the City Guides feature through the Facebook app’s “More” menu. Through this feature, you’ll be able to select a city and gain some information about the city itself, on top of a list of friends that have visited the city you’re looking at.
The biggest selling point that City Guides has lies in its “Suggestions” tab. From this tab, Facebook will compile a list of locations, ranging from restaurants to tourist attractions, that are popular there. Besides locations, Facebook will also list down any upcoming activities that will be held in the city as well.
If any of these locations or activities strike your fancy, Facebook has included a bookmark icon that lets you save these locations and/or activities into a simple list.
Handy though the feature may be, do note that City Guides appears to be focused on international cities at the moment. As such, the feature may prove useless if you’re planning to visit places that are located outside