Facebook’s hidden features
Here are some of Facebooks most useful features which few of its 1.3 billion users know about:
This week, the largest social network Facebook said its messaging service now has more than 500 million users worldwide.
Many consumers hated it when it was first introduced, and the founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted recently that “maybe we didn’t handle that as smoothly as we could, in terms of the transition”.
However other Facebook features that are arguably as useful or as fun as Messenger, and certainly less controversial, are being used even less.
The video shows some of those hidden functions, including:
1. Create an interest list
You can create your own interest lists based on the things you care about, or follow other people’s lists.
To create your own interest list, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/interests and click the ‘Add Interests’ button. The click ‘Create List’ and search for the people or Pages you want to add to your list, or use the categories on the left to browse. After you’ve selected the things you want to include, you can pick a name for your list and select a privacy setting. Choose ‘Public’ if you want others to be able to subscribe to the list you’ve created.
When you follow a list, you’ll be able to see updates from that list by clicking the arrow at the top right of your homepage and then clicking on the list name. You’ll see a feed of the posts and activity from the people and Pages on that list. You may also see highlights from this list in your main news feed.
2. Turn your profile into ‘pirate English’ or upside down
ThePirate English language option changes, for example, ‘What’s on your mind?’ to ‘What be troublin’ ye?’ and ‘Share’ to ‘Divvy spoils t’ all ye mateys’.
Now you can also choose ‘Upside Down’ as your version of English, which upends all your interface text. Just click on the arrow at the top right of any Facebook page and change ‘language’ to ‘English (Upside Down)’.
3. Download your Facebook data
There is a feature in the General Account Settings that allows you to download information available to you in your account such as your timeline info, posts you have shared, messages, photos and more. Additionally, it includes information that is not available simply by logging into your account, like the ads you have clicked on, data such as the IP addresses that are logged when you log into or out of Facebook, and more.
Click the arrow at the top right of any Facebook page and choose Settings. At the bottom of the General Account Settings in an option to “Download a copy of your Facebook data”. Unfortunately you will have to download your file in its entirety rathjerthan specific data.