Top Unknown Features in Facebook

Facebook is one of the most advanced public facing websites in which it is a magnet for top engineering talent in the digital public square of today.

And we definitely know plenty of people who literally spend half of their lives on Facebook, sharing their life story which basically everything they do. Some even obsessively reading and reacting to every post on Facebook.

But the thing is that despite all the hours spent on Facebook, some only know a fraction of what Facebook has to offer as there are a lot features tucked away and you never get to encounter just yet.

In fact, there are so many things we can do on Facebook.com that we probably don’t know about everything. So let’s just take a look and awaken our inner power user social super star.


Poke still exist!

We probably forgotten about this function where we have the ability to “poke” people, although it’s a little tucked away now.

To “Poke” someone, go to their profile page and click the ellipses (…) on the right and select Poke.


Know who logged in to your account

Want to know if there’s anyone logged into your Facebook account without your permission?

Go to your setting page,
under the Security folder, you’ll see the link “Where You’re Logged In.”

Right there, you will find all the active Facebook log-ins from desktop or mobile. It will provide data on the location, browser and device. If something is wrong, you can have the ability to “end activity” from individual or all devices.

This comes in handy if you logged in to your friend’s computer or on some public laptop, but forgot to logout.


Save for Later

There are times when you wanted to read a link that was shared on Facebook but you are too cope up with something else and for a moment,you forgot about it or the post has been buried under so much junk that it’s a waste of time to search for.

With the “Save for Later” function, you can now click the little arrow on the top right of any post and click save link button from the pull down.

The link will be saved in a folder on the left-hand favourites bar.Click that and you will find all your favorite stories. It also works with any video your friends posted.


Download Facebook Data
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Take a trip down your memory lane on Facebook by downloading your own personal copy of everything that you’ve ever shared on Facebook ; basically every post, every image, every video, every message and chat conversation.

Go to Settings > General and click on “Download a copy of your Facebook data” at the bottom.

 

Legacy Contact

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Someday we will leave this world and when that someday comes, our social media platform especially Facebook can be managed by our legacy contact.

In anticipation of this unavoidable truth, Facebook has created a way to name a legacy contact who will manage your account after you are gone.

Your legacy contact will have the ability to write a pinned post for your profile, respond to new friend requests (e.g. friends or family who weren’t on Facebook at the time of your demise) or update your profile and cover photo. But they won’t have access to all your messages unless you proactively decide to give them access.

To assign a legacy contact, go to Settings > Security > Legacy Contact tab and choose one of your Facebook friends to handle your digital affairs. You will also have the opportunity to choose that your account is deleted after you die.

Protect your Facebook information

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It’s always a smart choice to protect yourself as well as your social media security. What we should be worried ass a users is that someone could easily get in and use our information to steal our identity.

Create a log-in approval. This setting will only allow your Facebook account to be opened on a new browser after you enter a special code sent to your phone. To enable it, go to Settings > Security > Login Approvals. You’ll be sent a test code to verify your device’s authenticity.

Create some Trusted Contacts. Trusted Contacts are Facebook friends (you’ll need to choose between three and five) who can securely help you regain access to your account — for example if you forget your password or lose your mobile device — or a nefarious person breaks in and decides to lock you out. To enable this function, just go to Settings > Security > Trusted Contacts. You can always change your contacts later.

 

Spy on Your Competition

Are you running business on Facebook? Keeping up with your competitors on Facebook is one of the toughest thing to do.

But you still want to know whether your competition’s page growing or dying? What types of posts are working for them? In fact, you don’t even have the time to keep track of their pages.

So Facebook introduced a feature called “Pages to Watch.” It allows you to watch what other pages are doing on Facebook in order to compare their results to yours.

You find it by going to your Page and clicking “Insights” — then scroll down below your posts.


Facebook Stories

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Recently,Facebook released a minute-long promotional video, titled “Introducing Facebook Stories.”

With the similar looks of  the layout of Instagram Stories, where each users’ feed is shown in a circle at the top of the feed.  Users can then overlay a filter / frame.Facebook users can direct message via the platform.

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That’s opened up a whole new feature in Facebook called Direct, separate from Facebook’s chat app Messenger. That inbox, where users respond to specific friends about photos and videos.

Stories disappear after 24 hours, just like Snapchat. The photos and videos won’t appear on a user’s timeline on in the core News Feed unless the user chooses.

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