I think each and every person who is reading this article would surely log in to Facebook, check post updates and check out friends’ activity, isn’t it? You might be using Facebook since a long time and you may think that you know your way around Facebook. But there are so many Facebook features and capabilities that you still haven’t tried.
And as the social network has grown, the rate at which Facebook shares news, and releases new features and products has accelerated. Many of these tips and tricks aren’t well known, even to veterans of the 1.5 billion-strong people-connector and time-waster. Facebook is constantly updating its service, adding new features or tweaking old ones.
Here is our pick of few such lesser known features that many will find useful:
1. Post A Link That Takes Users To Their Own Profile Page:
Create a status update that goes something like this. Look who posts the most boring updates and type this on your timeline and see what happens:
Or, if you want to be nice, type this and see what appears.
While the URL looks like any other normal link, it actually takes users to their own profile page.
2. Share A Post With Everyone Except For One Person:
If you are a guy who likes to post something on Facebook and can’t do it as your boss could see it, don’t worry. There is a way of hiding your Facebook posts from the selected friends. While posting, in the “Who should see this?” menu next to the Post button, select Custom and add the undesired friend to the Don’t share this with the list.
3. Quickly Send Money Via Messenger:
Almost, many of us don’t know this option or feature exists on Facebook. Yes, you can send money via Facebook Messenger chats. You can use it to send Facebook friends up to $10,000 per month. You can only pay via debit card, which you can enter in Facebook settings > Payments. The feature is similar to PayPal, Venmo, or Square Cash.
4. Know The Facebook Cover Photo Size:
We all upload our Facebook cover photo but never know what’s the exact size to upload a photo. To make your cover photo look even better, you have to set the dimensions as 851 pixels wide x 315 pixels tall on the desktop and 399 pixels x 150 pixels on mobile.
5. Stop Those Annoying Game Requests:
Are you annoyed of those game requests? Don’t worry, there is a way to get rid of such requests. In the Facebook app, go to More > Settings > Notifications > Mobile Push and uncheck Application Requests.
6. Save Posts, Articles, And Videos On Facebook:
There are tons of articles shared every day on Facebook, and there isn’t enough time in the day to click on all of them. Tap or click the Share button on the particular post or article, and then click on Save Link. All of your bookmarked articles will appear on in the Saved tab in the left column (desktop) or in the More tab > Saved (mobile app).
7. Create A Blog-Like Post With A Large Header:
Over the years, Facebook has evolved from a mere social network where you keep track of friends to the primary source. Use “Notes” on Facebook, if you want to publish and share your writings in blog format with large and wide header images.
8. Mute Your Ex On Facebook:
If you a person who likes to update relationships status on Facebook, then Facebook also has a tool to help you after the heartbreak. There is a saying about a relationship, “If You Don’t Put Your Relationship On Facebook, Then It Isn’t Official.”
Unfortunately, you broke up with your lover and want to change the Facebook Relationship Status. When you change your relationship status back to single after a breakup, everyone on your friend’s list can see it. So, if you want to avoid anyone seeing your status, the Facebook app will provide options to keep your posts away from your ex or anyone.
9. Decide Who Will Handle Your Facebook Account After You Die:
Facebook is a place where you share and connect with friends and family. But Facebook is also turning into a place to remember and honor those who left us forever. A person can take measures to make sure that when they pass away, it can be maintained as a memorial of their life and experiences. Legacy Contact is a feature that will let people choose a family member or friend who can manage their account when they pass away, letting them manage it as a memorial.
So, these are some of the unknown features on Facebook. Hope you liked it and if you have any queries, please let us know in the comments section below.