Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most popular social networking platforms in the world. Millions of people use Facebook every day to share the precious moment of their lives with their family and friends. One the other hand, businesses use its platform to connect with their customers and provide their services to them. But that’s just the beginning of the things you can do with Facebook and its sister apps as it has ample of features to keep you entertained and occupied.
For instance, do you know you can play games on Facebook Messenger (remember Talking Tom)? Still not impressed? Well, you can send money to your friends using Messenger and even group chat with your entire gang (I mean, how cool is that!). But that’s old news and everybody knows about these features already.
So, here are five interesting features on Facebook that will spice up your life:
Track your friends
Ok, this might seem borderline creepy but wouldn’t you want to know if any of your friends is nearby so that you can catch up with him over a cup of coffee? If your answer is yes, the feature that you are looking for is called– Nearby Friends. Your friend might not have turned on the location feature on his/her smartphone, but the good news is that you don’t need it anyway.
You can turn the feature on your Android smartphone by following these steps:
Tap on the drop-down option in your app> Tap on Nearby Friends> Tap yes to turn it on.
Facebook knows what you like
Facebook knows what you like (Photo: Pixabay)
You might have kept your phone on high-security settings but that doesn’t mean that Facebook doesn’t know what’s going on with you. Facebook’s AI constantly tracks your online behaviour to learn your likes and dislike. The end result is that you end up watching those cookery tutorials in a loop (yep, it knows everything). You can use ‘Disconnect’ extension on Chrome if you don’t want Facebook and its partners to know much about you.
Facebook monitors your privacy settings
Again, it might sound like a bad thing but in reality, it is a good feature. How? Well, Facebook constantly tracks your privacy settings so that your account information remains safe. You must have seen ‘privacy checkup’ tool popping up every now and then giving you an update about the health of your security settings. Well, take it seriously unless you want your private information getting in wrong hands.
Read messages on Messenger without being caught
We all know that Facebook shows a ‘Seen At’ message in its Messenger app as soon as you open a message. Normally, it doesn’t matter but sometimes you want to read a message without letting the sender know about it. Although there’s no option available within Facebook or the Messenger, that doesn’t mean that there’s no way around it. All you need to do is download ‘Unseen’ extension on Chrome web browser.
Leave a blank comment
Distance can take a toll on even the steadiest of all relations. And when it comes to playing pranks, it usually acts like a spoiler. Not anymore. You can spooky your friend by leaving a blank message on his/her post. Here’s how you can leave a blank comment on Facebook: Hold the ALT key and type 0173> Now leave the ALT and press Enter. Tada!
(This report was published in inuth)