There are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you probably don’t know about everything. We’re talking about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions that are just a few clicks away. Take a look and awaken your inner power user social super-star.
Download a Copy of All Your Facebooking
Want your own personal copy of everything you’ve ever shared on Facebook; every post, every image, every video, every message, and chat conversation?
You can do that! Go to Settings > General and click “Download a copy of your Facebook data” at the bottom. Follow the directions from there.
This feature lets you take a trip down memory lane, or just save your info should you ever decide to delete your Facebook account. And of course, it reveals exactly what Facebook has saved about you.
Find All the Photos Liked by…Anyone
Go to Facebook and start typing “photos liked by” in the search box at the top. You’ll see the autocomplete fill in a lot of suggestions including “me,” “my husband,” “my girlfriend,” “my friends,” etc.
Try any combo and you will get results based on your relationship status, yourself, and who gave a thumbs up to what images. You can take it further by typing in “photos liked by” followed by your friends names, or even celebrities. Add something like “from 2018” or “this month” or “last week” or the like to limit the time frame of the pics.
The Inbox You Didn’t Even Know You Had
If you’ve been a Facebook user for a while, then you probably have a folder full of unread messages that you didn’t even know you had.
The “Message Requests” folder is where Facebook sends all the messages from people you are not currently friends with. It could be filled with old high school flings reaching out or a bunch of spammers, who knows?
To review these messages, click the “messages” icon at the top of your home screen. By default, you’ll find yourself in the “Recent” tab of your inbox. Directly to the right, you’ll find the “Message Requests” tab. After you click this, you may see a link that says “See filtered requests.” Click that and then you’ll see all sorts of messages from people you have no inkling about.
Check Who Is Viewing Your Account
Want to know if someone is logged into your Facebook account without your permission? First, go to your Settings page. Under the Security and Login folder, you’ll see “Where You’re Logged In.”
At that point, you will find all your active Facebook log-ins from desktop or mobile devices. It will (usually) provide data on the location, browser, and device. If something seems odd, you have the ability to log out from individual devices (click the menu > Log Out) or all devices at once (scroll down and click “Log out All Sessions.”)
Save Posts for Later
it could be that you tried to read a link that a friend shared on Facebook, but didn’t have the time at that particular moment, and when you finally do have a moment, you either forgot about it, or it has been buried under so much other messages that it’s not even worth searching for.
You may want to get acquainted with Facebook’s “Save for Later” function. If there’s anything you want to save for later, click the ellipsis menu () in the top-right of any post. Then click the Save Post/Link/Video from the pull-down; the same method works on mobile versions of Facebook. This will send the link to your Saved folder.
You won’t be able to view your Saved folder, until you save something for the first time. Then a little red “Saved” ribbon appears in your left-hand favorites bar. Click that to find all your favorite stored stories. Saved Posts don’t expire but might disappear if the original poster deletes it.
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