As per the record, more than 1.5 billion people regularly use the most popular social media platform- Facebook. With the growth of social networks in the past few years, the rate of Facebook shares, news, as well as releases of new features along with products has increased. It is been so much now that it might become difficult to keep up sometimes.
Facebook has been always a heavy-duty app; it often becomes complicated to understand all the amazing tricks and features as well as updates. However, this post will help you to get plenty of amazing stuff to help you get the most out of your Facebook account. So what are you waiting for? Read below to find out the Top 10 Interesting Facebook Tricks You Might Not Know!
Top 10 Interesting Facebook Tricks You Might Not Know!
1. Appear Online Only to Selected Friends
Facebook chat is without a doubt one of the coolest as well as the most useful features in FB. However, there are people who are eager to know how to limit the number of people they chat with every time they log in to their Facebook account. Yes! You might not feel like replying to everyone and still don’t want to reject them as well.
Even I was not aware of this feature in Facebook that I could only reply to a few selected friends. Since I got to know it, I am going to share it with you.
Go to the Chat found just the right side of your page and then you can click on the gear icon and then select on the advanced settings. You will see that a window pops up where it says “Turn on chat for all friends, except..” Then, you can start adding your friends’ names for whom you don’t want to appear online. By doing all of these, you will be able to stay invisible to them, hence try it now.
2. Cool Magic Circles on Facebook
Another amazing feature that I am sure you were not aware of while you are pretty active on Facebook is the cool magic circle. Well! This is pretty simple but I have to admit that I have not got this one done right at one go. Having this magic circle appearing on your Facebook profile is just one of the several tricks that you will find about Facebook slowly.
Here is how you can do it: Press Up, then Up, Down, and then again Down, then Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Enter key then press up & down.
In case, it doesn’t work on the first try, you can always reload your page just by pressing F5 and then again repeat the process.
3. Changing Fonts on Facebook Status
One of the best tricks to check out if you love using Facebook and want to explore more- Changing the fonts on your Facebook status. As we all know, you can have a status update with only one font but you can always try out the third party services to change the font style of your status update.
Changing font styles will make it look more appealing to others. And your timeline will surely look more striking and synchronized as well.
4. Turn Facebook Into LinkedIn
Yes! You heard me right. Now you can make your Facebook profile a place to connect, network with, learn from, and prospect with several people. Well! It is a very little known and then rarely applied hack that equals huge success. Prepare to engage and connect with them, be open to other new connections outside your comfortable and known friends and family on Facebook.
Early in 2020, I have made a decision on how to post on my Facebook profile. I started writing and sharing business stories that actually helped me to gain my kind of audience base. And as a result, they are allowed to see what I did as a blogger and then relate to the same.
And trust me, this was probably the best decision that I could make while using my time on Facebook. I have made huge profits by using my Facebook platform like LinkedIn.
5. Never Get Annoyed at Notifications Again
Are you tired of getting texts, popups, as well as emails every time your friend posts a video or tag you in a comment? For example, fundraisers, birthday notifications, etc? Well! It is Facebook that wants you to keep you in the loop with everything but that can be really pretty exhausting. However, you are fortunate enough now that you can control it more than you can think.
All you need to do is to go to the “Settings & Privacy” option and then select “Settings”. Now choose the Notifications on the left menu and there’s everything right there.
Then you can click or tap on the arrow right next to the toggle on and off push, SMS, and email notifications.
6. Send Voice Messages on Messenger
In today’s world, there is a sudden rise of voice and audio based streaming apps such as Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse. Hence, it has become a natural thing to send voice messages on all platforms.
When you are having a conversation with any new connection on Facebook messenger, you would surely like to hear their voices. Actually, having an audio conversation will build huge trust. Hence, Facebook has got this new feature as an add-on to their Messenger. All you need to do is to hit the record button which is there on the right side and record your audio and send it to the person you are chatting with.
7. Quickly Upload Photos from Picasa Application to Facebook
Well! To be very honest with you all, it was a really difficult job for me to find out an amazing alternative photo hosting application. I wanted an application that would work as per my liking. Picasa happens to be it and I found this one very much useful in organizing as well as sharing photos of several events such as parties or reunions.
It has plenty of exciting features; one of them is the ability to upload photos directly to your FB account. In case, you are wondering how to do it, then here’s what you need to do to download and install the latest version of Picasa.
- Download the Picasa app from the website.
- Now once it is downloaded, install it and click the Picasa application to install it as a plugin.
- Then, you can add the new Facebook button to your Picasa.
And that’s all you need to do. Now, you can start uploading and sharing all your photos using Picasa.
8. Sync Your Facebook Calendar with Google Calendar
This one is pretty helpful for me. For me, my calendar is just like my own personal assistant and I use it for planning as well as organizing both my social as well as work schedules.
If you use both Facebook events and Google Calendar, combining the two is amazingly useful and pretty simple. Here’s how to do it:
Go to your Facebook profile and then head over to Events on Facebook. Then click on the “Upcoming Events”. And once, you are at the event page, then you can click on the “Options” button which is right there, and then go and choose “Expert Event” from the list dropdown.
The very next thing you will be seeing is the lightbox that will pop up. Here, you need to copy the URL under ‘Subscribe to all upcoming events on your calendar.’
Now, you can click on the drop down that you will find right next to “Other Calendars” and then choose “Add by URL” as shown below. Once, you see that the lightbox opened up, you can put the URL that you have already copied from Facebook and then your Facebook events will get sync with the Google Calendar. Trust me, this is pretty amazing to have your calendar sync with your Facebook.
9. Search Your Video Library
Video has become the best way to engage as well as reach your audience base that is present on Facebook. In case, your brand uploads a lot of video content to Facebook, then you will surely find out the Video Library feature very handy. It will give you a list of all the videos that are uploaded on Facebook by your brand as well as multiple ways to filter them.
If you want to find your Facebook Page’s Video Library, then you need to move to your Page and then click on the “Publishing Tools”. From that “Publishing Tools” page, you will be able to select the Video Library option that is present right on the left hand side.
In fact, this is an amazing way to filter through all your Facebook videos and then you can discover some of the best content at one glance. You can then consider sharing or resharing some of the videos that got the highest views or you can use it as a blueprint for all your future video posts.
10. Save Links for Later
Often, when I browse my Facebook Newsfeed, I could find out something that will grab my attention. However, I might not have time to read a post or watch a video right that time. In case, you are facing the same issue, then Facebook has a really great and clean feature that will allow you to save a link that you can view later.
In case, you see something in your timeline that you would like to save for later, you can then click on the drop-down menu in the top right corner and click ‘Save Link.’
11. Download a Copy of All Your Facebook Data
Yes! You can do that now. Facebook has made it easy to:
- Download every message, like, follower, post, poke, photos, or anything that you have ever touched or have created on this platform.
- You can access your facial recognition data.
- Furthermore, you can discover what Facebook’s business partners have shared with them regarding you (Off-Facebook Activity).
- Manage all the information it has about you.
Furthermore, you can have the access to this treasure trove of personal data. All you need to do is to go to “Settings”, then you can move to the “Facebook Information”.
12. Get Credentialed (and Protected) as a Journalist
If you are a freelance writer, a journalist, or a reporter who is using Facebook to do research stories and keep pace with all the latest news, then this feature is just for you.
In the year 2020, June, Facebook rolled out the Journalist Registration and that means it will verify, protect, and credential people who are reporting on current events. This is available for both the freelancers as well as staff. However, you do need to have a professional email that is further associated with any of the news organizations.
Keep in mind, that the Facebook page of the organization must be registered as the News Page with Facebook.
Once you are done with the registration as Journalist, you will get:
- Enhanced account safety and protection.
- Content insights (much like how Instagram business insights work).
- Updates on special features as they’re released.
Keep in mind that it is free and you need to provide some information to get the proper thing done. In order to apply, you need to go to the Settings and then Journalist Resources on the left menu. That’ll take you to the landing page.
Thanks for reading the entire article. I hope you found all these tips and tricks interesting as well as helpful to work with. In case, you know any other important facts or features regarding Facebook, then you can easily comment them down below. I will be more than happy to read those and I hope that will help the readers as well.