With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide. The first thing most of us do is checking Facebook news feed after getting up in the morning. But very few of us know some hidden tricks & tips of Facebook which we will be discussing in this post. So have a packet of chips(or any other snack which you like) and let’s dig into the hidden features of Facebook. Today we will be sharing 7 Facebook tips & tricks you. Also, let our readers know about other cool tricks of Facebook which we missed in the list below by your comments.
1. How to post on Facebook through SMS
For many reasons, users don’t keep the Facebook app(sluggishness of device or less internal storage space). In that case, how can you post something on your timeline? You need not turn on your pc/laptop or open up the boring browser on your phone. You can just send a text message from your phone to update your status on Facebook. To enable this feature, here’s what you should do:
1: Go to Settings > Mobile > Add another mobile number (if you haven’t already updated it)
2: Select your wireless carrier and click on ‘Next’
3: Now an SMS (‘F’) to Facebook’s SMS number (32665)
4: Type the confirmation code you receive into the pop-up box on Facebook. If you wish to be completely secure and anonymous, de-select the ‘Share my phone number with friends’ and ‘Allow friends to text me from Facebook’ options.
5: If you want to post a status update on Facebook, just send the post via text to Facebook’s SMS number and it will automatically appear on your wall.
If you prefer using Facebook via text messaging, these are some other useful commands you could text to Facebook’s SMS number:
1. OTP: If you’ve forgotten your Facebook password, you can retrieve a one-time password for your account on your phone via text.
2. START: This will give you text notifications for Facebook updates.
3. STOP: This will disable the notifications.
4. HELP: This command will fetch you help with the SMS-to-Facebook feature
2. How to download an entire photo album from your friend’s profile
I don’t know why do you want to download and stalk all the photos of your friend but there is a way for that as well. You need not scroll all the photos and wait for the next photo to appear (that sucks in case of slow connection though). You won’t have to save each picture individually because there is a Chrome plugin called ‘DownAlbum’ that you can use for this purpose. Now open your friend’s picture album and click on the extension icon. And this extension will work like a charm when you click the ‘Normal’ button which will immediately start downloading the images while alerting you with a quick pop-up. You can see a new tab with all of the downloaded images displayed. Now, you can click on each one to download individually. Just try it to understand better.
3. Make your profile a Pirate’s page with one of the coolest Facebook hacks
If you want your profile to look completely different from others you can choose to customize it in an interesting manner and amaze your friends when they see your profile. All you have to do is go to the ‘Settings’ option and select ‘Language’ to change your Facebook page to the language of your choice. Facebook will ask you ‘What language do you want to use Facebook in?’ to which you can select the ‘Edit’ option beside it and change the default language to the ‘English Pirate’ option. Your profile will no longer look boring after that. It’s a fun way to surprise someone who looks at your profile after this change.
4. You can stop birthday notifications
Most of us have friends in the hundreds. But some people become super friendly and keeps adding friends and the number of friends may rich up to 5000(which is maximum allowed friends limit). In such cases, birthday notifications keep annoying as you and you may not wish to write “Happy Birthday” on every friend’s wall. Also, it increases missing wishes for your close ones. So to disable birthday reminders, click on the ‘Notifications’ globe on the top bar of your Facebook page and click on ‘Settings’ on the top right corner of the drop-down. Go to ‘Birthdays’ and switch them ‘off’.
5. You can remove someone from your news feed and still keep them on your friend list
In many situations, you get seek of the posts shared by someone but you can’t unfriend him(He/She may be your boss! just kidding!). Basically, you need not unfriend them. In such cases, the ‘Follow’ and ‘Unfollow’ options are the tricks you need for your problem. Go to the friend in question’s profile you and click on the button on their cover photo that says ‘Following’. Click ‘Unfollow’ to disable their posts from showing up on your news feed.
6. How to block ‘Family’ from viewing what you post on Facebook
In most cases, you need not worry about what you post. But many times a situation arrives when you wish to post something which you don’t want your family members to see it. In such situation, you can create a list by clicking on ‘Friends’ on the left side-bar of your homepage and choose ‘Create List’. Enter the names of all the people you wish to include in this category, and title the list accordingly so that you can find them easily. This list will block the people in it from seeing your posts. But to enable this option, click on the icon of the two little people next to the date and time on your status and opt for ‘More Options’ before clicking on ‘Custom’. Type in the name of the list you just created and you are good to go ahead and post anything without any worry.
7. How to turn off your read receipt on Facebook
Nobody wants to be ignored in this world. Your relationship may get spoiled just because of the Facebook. There are times when you read a text on Facebook Messenger but don’t have the time to reply to it. So to avoid such undesired situation, you can use some tricks to turn off your read receipts. Third-party apps, such as Unseen Messenger, which can be downloaded to disable the automatic read receipts, so the other person doesn’t know whether you’ve actually read the message or not. These apps can be downloaded for both Android and iOS. And yes, if you don’t mind replying then it is suggested that you reply. Sometimes people really need help so it’s better not to ignore messages all the time.