10 Game-Changing Secret Facebook Features
Facebook is conquering the world, and you cannot stop it. So maybe instead of all hipster, trying to reject this constantly evolving masterpiece of a social network, use it up to its full potential. Facebook has a great number of hidden tricks and hacks, that you cannot even imagine, so we are here today to reveal some of them.
Your Facebook Friends Will Never Mispronounce Your Name Again
Have you got one of those difficult-to-pronounce names that people always screw up? Or did your parents try to be particular original with pronouncing ‘Alicia’ (‘ah·lih·see·ah’ is how some people roll). Go to ‘Your profile’, click ‘About’, then ‘Details About You’, and under ‘Name Pronunciation’, click ‘How do you say your name’.
Remove Video Auto Play
This feature will not only save your battery and cellular data, it will prevent those awkward public transport moments. On your Facebook app, go to ‘Settings’, ‘Videos and Photos’, ‘Auto-play’ and switch that feature off by selecting ‘Use Wi-fi Only’.
Disable ‘Seen’ Notification On Messager
Dreading to open that message that is not supposed to be opened? Don’t wanna look keep reading all the messages as soon as you receive them? Just disable the seen receipt by downloading Chat Undetected (Firefox and Internet Explorer) or Facebook Unseen (Chrome) depending on what internet browser you use.
Pay Your Friends
Out and about, but desperately need to return the money to your friend, who keeps nagging about it? Pay them via Messenger (up to $10,000 per month), go to ‘Facebook Settings’ then ‘Payments’. Just remember that you can only make a payment via debit card.
Efficient Tailored Search
Forget about scrolling down your feed to find a specific post, look for it by typing the name of the person (whose feed you are interested in) in the search bar and a key word. The post will be right there.
Check Out Your ‘Other’ Messages
Facebook has two inboxes: one for your regular messages with friends and another one for all kinds of interesting materials. Weird admirers, party invites, people looking for family members and many more. Click ‘Messages’ and next to ‘Inbox’ select ‘Other’ instead, and get some popcorn ready.
Hide Your Posts From Certain People
Got a hilarious dirty post to share, but worried that your uncles and aunties won’t approve? Customise who you are sharing your posts with: hide it from a group of people or just one specific person. Select the drop down from the ‘Friends’ box, pick ‘Custom’ and insert your unwanted ‘friends’ into the ‘Don’t share this with’ box.
Hide Your Friend List
Too few friends? Or perhaps too many? Or maybe you don’t want your exes searching for your new potential romantic interests? Go to your ‘Friends’ tab, click on that little pencil guy in the corner, ‘Edit Privacy’ and select ‘Only Me’. This way only you know who your friends are and how many you’ve got.
Export Facebook Events And Birthdays Into Your Calendar
You won’t have to shamefully write ‘Happy Belated Birthday’ days after the event to one of your best buddies anymore. Or accidentally miss out on an important event you were excited to go to. Just go to ‘Events’ and copy one of two links: ‘Upcoming Event’ or ‘Birthdays’.
> In Google Calendar, go to ‘Other Calendars’, add by URL, paste URL.
> In iCal, go to ‘Calendar’, ‘Subscribe’, paste URL.
> In Outlook, go to ‘Tools’, ‘Account Settings’, ‘Internet Calendars’, paste the URL.
Get Rid Of The Game Requests
Excited to open that one notification, and it ends up being a damn game request? Stop this farce by going to ‘More’, ‘Settings’, ‘Notifications’, ‘Mobile Push’ and un-tick the ‘Application requests’. Farewell, Candy Crush and Farmville.
We hope you enjoyed all these secret tips and hacks we’ve collected for you today. Please share any other cool Facebook features we missed out on, in the comments section below. Whilst you are at it, share this article and also the secret iPhone tips with someone, who is clearly misusing all these awesome devices.