Save Links for Later
Facebook is no longer merely a plat-
form for sharing personal thoughts
and ideas—it’s also become a con-
venient way to pass along videos,
articles, and images. Of course, you
don’t always have time to read or
watch content when you first come
across it. If you see something in
your Timeline that you would like
to save for later, simply click on the
dropdown icon at the upper right
corner of the post and then select
Save Video/Link/Post. You can ac-
cess the posts later by navigating to
More and selecting Saved from the list of options.
Set a Temporary Profile Picture
Along with videos, you can also
set a temporary Profile Photo that
expires after a set amount of time,
allowing you to show support for
an event or special cause. To set a
temporary Profile Picture, simply
navigate to your profile and tap your
Profile Picture. Select Upload Video
or Photo. You'll see the words Make
Temporary in the lower left corner
of the image you've selected. Tap it
and then select the amount of time
you’d like to have the picture on
Unfollow Specific Friends
Unfollowing is a great option if
you want to remain friends with a
person but don’t want their posts
to appear in your News Feed. This
is particularly useful for friends
who express views you adamantly
disagree with or write posts you
simply find irritating. To unfollow a
friend, just go to their profile, tap
More, and then select Unfollow.
You can also tap on the Following
tab and select Unfollow from there.
Now your friend’s posts will no
longer appear in your Timeline—and
you didn’t even have to Unfriend them!
Adjust “On This Day” Memories
On This Day is a nifty little feature
that allows you to look back on
posts you shared in the past. But
for whatever reason, you may not
like to be reminded of specific moments. To adjust which memories
you are reminded of, simply tap on
the See More tab and select On
This Day from the list of options.
Then go to Settings (in the top right
corner) and select Preferences.
From here, you can select specific
dates and people that you don’t
want to be reminded of.
Access Hidden Messages
Have you ever had someone who
isn’t your friend on Facebook try
to send you a personal message
(whether for business reasons or
otherwise), only to never receive it
in your inbox? That’s because Facebook automatically sends messages from strangers to a designated
Message Requests folder instead.
To access this folder from your
phone, you’ll need to open Face-
book’s Messenger app. Navigate to
People > Message Requests. Here,
you’ll likely see a long list of all the
messages that have been sent to you over the years.
Facebook’s See Friendship feature
is a fun way to be able to view
your interactions with a particular
friend throughout your history on
Facebook. This allows you to see
photos you’ve been tagged in together, comments you’ve posted
on one another’s profile, and posts
that have been shared with you.
To take advantage of this feature,
simply navigate to the profile of the
friend whose history you want to
view. Then select More and tap on
See Friendship. Now you can scroll
through the feed and view all the content that you’ve shared.
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