The one website where many of us spend quality of time and visits the most is Facebook. It’s the application which you can use for many purposes like staying connected with friends and finding the latest news. Although there are some other features as well that you may not know about. Here is a complete guide collated for you to start using Facebook like a pro by following this simple Facebook tips and tricks.

1. Save content to view it later

See something interesting in your News Feed but don’t have time to look at it now? You can save it for later. Your bookmarked links, videos, photos, places and more are accessible from the “Saved” page on your Facebook profile. The page is included under the “More” tab in the Facebook mobile app.

Facebook hack - Save content for later

2. Block Candy Crush requests

Never get a request to play Candy Crush again. There’s a way to keep annoying Facebook games like Candy Crush from spamming you with invites. Under the “More” tab in Facebook’s mobile app, select “Settings” then “Account Settings” followed by “Notifications.” Go to “Mobile,” scroll all the way down, and un-check “Application Invites.”

Facebook hack - block candy crush requests

3. Turn your profile picture into an animated GIF

From the Facebook mobile app, select your profile picture and then “Take a New Profile Video” to upload a short video loop of yourself. The result looks like a mix between an animated GIF and a moving picture frame straight out of Harry Potter.

Facebook hack - Animated profile picture

4. Get latest news instantly

Stay on top of the hottest news with what’s trending on Facebook. The topics that are currently being talked about the most on Facebook are featured on the Trending list, which is accessible to the right of the News Feed on the desktop and under the search bar in Facebook’s mobile app.

Facebook hacks - latest news


5. Turn off auto-playing videos in your News Feed

If you don’t want videos on Facebook automatically playing in your News Feed, make sure to turn the setting off. Under the “More” tab in the Facebook mobile app, select “Videos and Photos.” You can choose to auto play videos over cellular and WiFi connections, just WiFi, or never.

Facebook hacks - Turn off auto video play

6. See your Facebook activity on the same day from years past

Facebook’s “On This Day” feature shows your activity on its social network on the same day from years past. Think of it like your personal time capsule on Facebook. Only you see your “On This Day” activity, and you can find the feature from the link Facebook also lets you hide certain people from showing up in your past activity, which is helpful for not seeing memories of your ex.

Facebook hacks - On this day

7. Activity log

Your Activity Log shows everything you’ve liked, shared, and commented on in the past. Your Activity Log on Facebook documents all of your activity on the social network. It’s easily accessible on your profile from both the mobile app and desktop site.

Facebook hacks - Activity log

8. News Feed preferences

Select profiles and pages you never want to miss updates from in your News Feed. If there are certain people or pages you want to see first in your News Feed no matter what, you can select them in the Facebook mobile app. Tap “Settings” under the app’s “More” tab and then “News Feed Preferences” to get started. People and pages you’ve marked to see first will have a little blue star next to their posts in your feed.

Facebook hacks - News Feed Preferences

9. Choose who can see your posts

When you share a post, you can choose to hide it from specific people. Your Facebook posts can be shared with your friends, friends and friends of friends, or anyone who views your profile. You can select these sharing options on a case-by-case basis from the drop down menu at the top right of a post. On the mobile app, select “Edit Privacy” and select one of the options. From the desktop, just click the little friends or globe icon next to a post’s time stamp. If you want everyone expect a few people to see a post,

 you can choose to hide it from specific people by selecting “Friends except…” on the mobile app and “Custom” on the desktop.

Facebook hacks - Choose who can view your posts

10. Hide your relationship status change from your friends

It could be potentially disastrous for your Facebook friends to see your relationship status change. The good news is that you can prevent relationship changes from being seen by anyone except you. This means the change won’t show up in your friends’ News Feeds. While editing your profile under “Family and Relationships,” change the privacy filter to “Only Me.”

Facebook hacks - Relationship status

11. Hide specific photo albums and events on your timeline

If you have certain photo albums you don’t want people seeing, but don’t feel like deleting them completely, you can hide them so only you can see them on Facebook. The same goes for events in your life, whether it be a relationship change, new job, etc. Just take note of the little gray icon next to a photo album or post. Two little people mean that it can only be seen by your friends, a globe means it’s public, and a padlock means only you can see it.

Facebook hacks - Hide albums and events

12. See everywhere you’re logged into Facebook

From the Facebook mobile app, tap the More tab then Settings, Account Settings, Security, and finally Active Sessions. Tap the “X” to remotely log out of any device or Facebook app you’re logged into. From your Security Settings on Facebook’s desktop site, the “Where You’re Logged In” menu shows active logins and lets you end them.

Facebook Hacks - Active Sessions


13. Login approvals

Get alerted every time a login attempt is made for your account, and approve or deny it. Facebook Login Alerts and Login Approvals can be enabled under Security Settings in the mobile app and desktop site. You can choose to get a Facebook notification or email whenever a login is made. Login Approvals mean that you’ll have to enter a secondary code sent to your phone before logging into Facebook on a new device.

Facebook hacks - Login approvals

14. Adjust the number of notifications you get

You can customize exactly what kinds of notifications you get from Facebook, all the way down to updates for an event you’ve joined. It gets better: notifications you want can be customized on the desktop and your phone separately. Go to the “Notifications” section of your account settings on the desktop and tweak away.

Facebook hacks - Notifications

15. Turn off birthday notifications

If you’re sick of Facebook notifying you about friends’ birthdays every day, you can turn the notifications off. Go to the notifications tab in your account settings and turn the birthdays option 0ff.

Facebook hacks - Turn off birthday notifications

16. Get a notification every time a specific person posts something

If you want to keep tabs on someone’s Facebook activity, you can get alerted every time they share something. Just click the “Friends” drop down from their profile on Facebook’s desktop site and “Get Notifications.”

Facebook hacks - get notifications

17. Search for posts and photos liked or commented on by a specific person

This takes stalking to the next level: you can search for posts liked or commented on by one of your friends.

Facebook hacks - Search

18. Search for specific keywords and topics, not just profiles and pages

Facebook lets you search for a lot more than just other peoples’ profiles. Everything that’s publicly shared on the social network is searchable, which means that if you search for something like “James Bond” or “iPhone 6s,” you’ll see related posts from news sources, friends, and other pages.

Facebook hacks - Search anything

19. Know the difference between unfollow and unfriend

Unfollow people you don’t want to see in your News Feed and don’t want to completely unfriend. If you want to stop seeing someone’s posts in your News Feed but don’t have the guts to completely unfriend them, you can unfollow them to hide their activity. From someone’s profile in the Facebook mobile app, tap on “Following” under their profile picture and then “Unfollow” to get rid of their posts completely. On the desktop site, click the drop down arrow to the right of a post to unfollow a person.

Facebook Hacks - Unfollow

20. Improve Facebook News Feed recommendation

Tell Facebook won’t you don’t like seeing in your News Feed to improve its recommendations. Your News Feed isn’t a chronological list of activity. It’s a mix of posts Facebook determines you may be interested in based on how you interact on the social network. If you see a post you don’t like, tap the drop down arrow to the right and select “I don’t like this post” to let Facebook know it should show you less of that kind of content.

Facebook hacs - News feed recommendation

21. Create a shared photo album with friends

If you want to let other people contribute to one of your photo albums, tap “Edit” in the top right of Facebook’s mobile app while viewing the album. Then select “Allow Contributors.” From the desktop, click the same edit button to add people as contributors.

Facebook hacks - Contributors

22. Don’t forget to download your data before deactivating your Facebook account

Facebook hacks - Download your data

Hope these tips will help you in your future rendezvous with Facebook. Please comment any trick that you think we missed, and share with others.

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