Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites people of all ages are addicted to these days. It has more than 500 million active users and more than 50% of the active users log in to their account in any given day.
If you use Facebook on daily basis or occasionally, chances are you’re already familiar with regular stuffs like add/delete friends, status update, walls and profile, add and explore pages & applications, etc, but there may be more features you don’t know about. Here are few cool Facebook tips and tricks you might not know.
- Hide Status Updates From Selected People
You can select specific friend lists to see your status or even individual people by name. To take advantage of these options, click the padlock icon just below your “what’s on your mind” box on your wall and a drop down menu should appear. Selecting “Customize” will bring up more options such as “make this visible to” and “hide from”. You can make your selection as your default setting.
- Appear Offline to Selected Friends
Go to Chat found at the lower right side of the page and then, click on Friends List. A small window will appear where you can type and create a new list. You could name it anything you want. In this example I named it “Blocklist”. On your newly created list, select and start dragging those names that you wish to block. Then set your status to appear offline to this particular group of friends. With this, you now appear completely invisible to them.
- Add a Dislike Option to Your Status Update
“Like” buttons are everywhere on Facebook, and they’re everywhere on the web. But what if you want to update your status or share something that your friends can “dislike?” We know, your friends can choose to “comment” on your post, but where’s the fun in that? The clever Status Magic Facebook app can add a dislike button to any status updates posted via the app. And if you wanted to really mix it up you can actually customize the second emotion to anything, such as “love,” “hate,” “disagree” or even “LOLs.”
- Download Facebook Photo Albums
FacePAD: Facebook Photo Album Downloader allows you to download your friends’ facebook albums, Events albums, and Group Albums with a single click of button.
- Update Facebook Without Using Facebook
Hellotxt: You can update your status without using Facebook website. Hellotxt allows you to post your status update to most of the social networking sites including facebook.
- Create a Photo Collage Using Pictures of Your Facebook Friends
Click on Friends tab. Proceed to More tab. From “Choose an option” dropdown, choose any of the dashes “—” . Your Facebook friends collage is right on your computer screen.
- Share Flickr Photos To Facebook Flickr2Facebook is an unofficial Flickr to Facebook uploader(bookmarklet) which allows you upload photos to Facebook from Flickr.