Thursday, January 19, 2017

Four Things You Didn't Know About Facebook

Facebook, launched in 2004, has become a place for more than 1.79 billion users to post and share anything and everything they want. However, Facebook can be used for much more than you think. Here are four things you may or may not have known you can do on Facebook.

1. Follow People

Everyone knows that when you want to see somebody's posts on Facebook, you send them a friend request. What you might not have known, is that you can follow somebody. You don't have to be their friend, and you can see everything they post on their public setting. 

2. Turn your Profile into a Page

If you aspire to become famous in any way-there's good news! You can change your personal profile into a public page and have unlimited followers. Then, if you decide that you don't want it to be a page anymore, you can change it back. 

3. Customize your News Feed

If there are people in your life that are important to you, you can click the setting bar (where you go to log out), click on News Feed References and make your close friends' posts appear first! You can also hide posts, for example, if a family member is being annoying but you don't want to unfriend them. Last, you can go to any of your Friends' Profiles and get notifications every time they post. 

4. Take Notes

Taking notes on Facebook used to be popular for posts that are super long. Although it is not used as often, the feature is still there. Now, notes can have pictures. Also, if you click the customize button at the bottom, you can make it so the note can only be seen by you. 

I hope these four things gave insight to a few hidden tools that can make your Facebook experience even better!

Sources: Google, The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick, Facebook

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I enjoyed this post. Believe it or not, I am fairly new to Facebook. I only use it to post albums of pictures or see what distant relatives are up to. I enjoyed the first point of simply following people. I never realized that you can follow someone, without being friends. Being able to customize your news feed was also a point that struck me. There are multiple people that I would love to see their posts first on my list, rather than scrolling through all the other people's first. Thank you so much for the post! I enjoyed each point, and took a lot away from it!