It’s good to be home! For those of you who missed my last post, I was taking a short break from the net due to health reasons. Glad to start writing again, but I won’t be force feeding you with lengthy posts just yet. How about something light and easy this week with a few handy tips for your daily facebook experience?
16++ Facebook Tips You Should Not Miss!
#1 To Control Facebook Font Size for Readability
To enlarge: Press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’;
To minimize: Press ‘Ctrl’ & ‘-‘
#2 To Bold and Underline your text in Facebook Chat
For Bold text –> *your message*
For Underline –> _your message_
#3 To Bypass 420 characters limit for Status Updates
Add a photo to your status update and enjoy the limit-free characters.
(Suggestion: use photo that is related to what you’re sharing, see here for the example)
#4 To Increase the number of Pages or Friends to appear in News Feed
At News Feed > Most Recent > Scroll down to bottom, click Edit Options > Increase the maximum number of friends (or pages) shown in Live Feed OR, insert your own selections of ‘Recommended Friends (or Pages)’.
If you are a page admin, encourage your fans to add your page. But mind you, ‘popularity’ is another major factor that you need to be aware of: Facebook News Feed Settings – Random or Not, Biggest Secrets Revealed
#5 To Display extra Information on Facebook Page Wall with ‘Founded’
Go to Edit Page -> Basic Information -> Founded -> type not more than 247 characters for your (extra) business info.
#6 To Access your Application Settings directly from profile
We all know the Account -> Application Settings is no longer available. But you can still reach the application page easily via this direct link: http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=applications Bookmark it if you’ll use it often.
#7 To Review your Invites and Imported Contacts
Invite History is an important link to track contacts you had invited to join Facebook. As an admin, I find this particularly useful when I’m sending email invitations to those who are yet to own a facebook profile but to co-administer my page. That way I can track their responses and send reminder to them if need to. Also, a good way to discover if the invited contacts are all set with a personal profile to be added as friends:
#8 To Remove all your Imported Contacts from Phone or Emails
If you’re a mobile user who had accidentally imported your friends from phone contacts or emails while authorizing an app, remove and protect their privacy (and yours) via this link so they won’t be exposed on Edit Friends -> Phonebook:
#9 Discover Facebook Pages to ‘Like’
Browse facebook pages you may find interest in based on categories or countries. Not only that, you can even discover what your friends and you have in common based in mutual ‘liked’ pages.
#10 To Browse Directory by Name
A full directory that contains public search listings on facebook – profiles, pages, applications, groups, you name it – all arranged alphabetically by last name. Numbers 1 to 26 contain non-Latin character names. If you do not wish to be found here, make sure to opt out by changing your privacy settings for Public Search.
#11 Download Your Facebook Information
A new feature introduced by facebook to back-up your personal data:
Go to Account -> Account Settings -> Download -> Learn More
It will take some time for facebook to generate all your data (photos, videos, wall posts, messages, friend lists etc). Once it is archived (in .zip format), you will receive an email notification to proceed with the download.
Your .zip files will not be containing photos uploaded by others, phonebook and friends’ email addresses, so if you’re in need of those data too, some recommended apps to download the missing data.
#12 To Secure your facebook account
To be notified when people hacked into your facebook account:
Account Settings -> Account Security -> ON -> Save to receive notifications for login alert via email from new devices. You can now login and register your computer with a name, then start tracking.
#13 To Download Facebook Videos
It is always easy to download a video hosted on Youtube, but what about those clips uploaded directly to facebook? This facebook video downloader may be able to do the trick. So far it has been working well for all public videos.
#14 To obtain facebook Info & Facts:
#15 To Get Practical with your Facebook Page:
- Enhance your facebook pages with Facebook applications, but be selective.
- Import blog feed to facebook page for site visibility.
- Improve admin and fans interactions with contact forms; setup page notifications for wall updates and discussion board.
- Improve profile- or page-to-page engagements with status tagging
- Secure your Employer Link with business page link on personal profile
- Protect your personal profile from business pages with privacy settings
- Social media integrations with selective tweets, status updates schedulers (with points to ponder) and multiple blogs import.
NEW! #16 To Change your Page Name
Great news for newly created facebook pages or business pages that have a small amount of fans, you can now edit your page name from: Edit Page -> Basic Information -> Name
Not all facebook pages are given this previlege and unsure how ‘few’ fans considered eligible for the name-change. But at least it’s a big step for facebook.
Now is Your Turn…
Why not share your special facebook tips and tricks? If there are enough contributions, I’ll produce a sequel for this article, along with a link love to either your facebook page or site, depends on relevancy. If you want more, be sure to follow my fan page’s discussion thread entitled ‘Collections of Facebook Tips’ for new updates.
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