Facebook is an app that is just a tap away from anyone’s fingertip. We are telling you some tricks that will make your mundane Monday perfect!
Facebook is a go-to site for every other person these days. We just can’t live without getting fresh updates from friends and family. The first thing almost everyone does in the morning after waking up is checking their whole news feed. We’re not even exaggerating. More than a billion people use Facebook on a daily basis. It has become an app which helps you in finding the latest news and staying in touch with your friends and family. Believe it or not, it has become an addictive habit. But, to tell you the truth, very few know how to use this app judiciously and in the best possible way. Today, we will tell you 15 Facebook tricks which you probably don’t know about. From hiding people, you don’t want to see your posts to managing notifications. Let’s give you a perfect medicine on a mundane Monday!
1.How to search for specific topics and keywords?
We often search for a particular profile or person on Facebook. What many of us don’t know is that the app offers much more than that. Just keep this in your mind, “everything which has been shared on a public platform on the social media network is easily searchable.” This means you can search something like Oneplus 5 or Ruskin Bond and will easily find all the posts, news, pages, profiles and more related to the searched topic.
2.How to search for photos and posts liked/commented on by any person?
Don’t mind! This basically takes stalking to whole another level. But, it’s possible my friend! You can easily search for posts and photos liked or commented by your friend by just typing on search bar – posts liked by “name of the person”.
3.How to turn off Birthday reminder notifications?
We all are at one point or the other sick of getting birthday reminder notifications. But don’t worry, here’s a solution. You can easily turn off the notifications about friends birthdays every day. All you have to do is to go to the notification tab in the account settings and simply turn the birthday option Off.
4.How to unsubscribe from getting the notifications from a post you liked or commented?
There are some super popular irritating friends on Facebook who get hundreds of likes and comments. Good for them obviously but not for you, if you have liked or commented their pic. We all have liked or commented on a post and regretted it later. This is because of the ocean of notifications we get when the other people comment on the same post. You are going to thank us for this awesome news, that you can unsubscribe from getting notifications from a post even after commenting on it. When you start getting notifications on a not so politically correct statement of yours and you want to get rid of it, just click the ‘X’ which is on the right-hand side of the notification. Once, you click on ‘X’, then ‘Turn Off’. Also, if you want to get notifications from a post again, you can turn on notifications for activity on any post by clicking the right drop down arrow.
5.How to get alerts when someone tries to log into your account?
Today, privacy is the most important thing and we are trying harder and harder to get a normal and private life. Trolls and indecency have become a regular thing. People not even think twice before intruding in your personal space. Similarly, Hacking is also a very common term these days. It’s very important to keep your security intact. Facebook login alerts can be easily enabled on the mobile app as well as the desktop site. Go to Security Settings and simply choose to receive an email whenever someone tries to log into your account from an unknown device.
6.How to hide your relationship change from your friends?
Changing your relationship status can be really dangerous sometimes. You can get bullied or get over popular. But, you can actually prevent yourself from being exposed on a social media platform. When you change your relationship status, you have the option to change settings and make it visible only to yourself. You can do this by going to ‘Family and Relationships’ and easily change the privacy filter to ‘Only Me’.
7.How to hide your friend list?
There are many people who don’t want to show people who they are friends with. If you don’t know this already, then let us tell you. You have the option to maintain your privacy. Go to ‘Manage’ pen icon which is placed on the right and then click on ‘Edit Privacy’. From there you can change who can see your friend list.
8.How does your profile look to someone who is not on your list?
Sometimes it’s really embarrassing when someone new asks for your profile details and checks out your profile in front of you. Or, just, in general, you should be aware how your profile looks to someone who is not in your friend list. However, this can only be done through a desktop. Go to your profile and then click on ellipsis and then on ‘View As’.
9.How to hide your posts from specific people?
You have many sharing options on Facebook like friends, friends of friends and public. But, if you don’t want everyone to see what you post on your profile, we have solutions for you. Let us tell you, that you can select sharing options on a post-to-post basis. This can be done from the drop-down menu situated at the top right of any post. If you are using Facebook on a mobile app, you can select ‘Edit Privacy’ and select whatever option you want to choose. Furthermore, if you are using Facebook on a desktop, then you just have to click on the globe icon which is placed on the right-hand side of the post’s time stamp. If you want your post to be visible to everyone except a few people, then you can choose to hide it by clicking on ‘Friends except..’ if you are on the mobile app and if you are on the desktop then click on ‘Custom’.
10.How to never miss updates and posts from a special someone?
If you want to always get updates from a specific person, every time he posts on Facebook, then here’s a solution. Go to tap ‘Settings’ under the app’s ‘More’ tab and then click on ‘News Feed Preferences’. The people and pages that you mark to see first will get a blue star next to the posts in our feed.
11.How to turn off Auto-Playing videos on your timeline?
These days auto-play videos are interesting but at the same time irritating as well. If you don’t want these auto-playing videos to be on your Newsfeed, you can turn the setting off. If you see on the far right tab in the Facebook app, you’ll find a Settings option. After that, you have to go to Account Settings. In the Account Settings, select ‘Videos and Photos’. From there, you can choose to auto-play videos on your preferred connectivity option, just Wi-Fi or also select never.
12.How to convert your profile picture into an animated GIF?
If you want to turn your Facebook profile picture into a cool animated GIF, just select your profile picture and then ‘Take a new profile video’. This is will help you to upload a cool short video loop and the results are fantastic. The video you upload looks like a mixture of an animated GIF and a picture which gives an effect of a moving picture.