Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 2.8 billion monthly active users. Closely following is Instagram and now TikTok, and Instagram actually has more daily active users than Facebook. Most users are only aware of the basic features and function visible on the surface of all the social media apps, especially Facebook. In reality, Facebook has many hidden features that can enhance your experience on the platform. In this post, we’ll explore some of Facebook’s hidden features that you may not be aware of.
Save Posts for Later
Have you ever stumbled across a post you wanted to read or watch but didn’t have the time? Facebook has a feature that allows you to save posts for later. To do this, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the post and select “Save Post.” You can then access your saved posts by clicking on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner of the app and selecting “Saved.”
Archiving Posts And Pictures
Do you ever look back through your profile and think, ‘why did I post this?!’ As with Instagram, you can archive your posts and pictures that you don’t necessarily want to delete forever, but you can still look back on them whenever you want. Taking it one step further, you can download these archived posts and pictures and create a personalized book using photo book makers. These often form hilarious and nostalgic books to keep with you forever.
Facebook Messenger has a hidden feature called “Secret Conversations.” This feature allows you to send messages that are end-to-end encrypted, meaning only you and the recipient can read them. To enable this feature, open a conversation in Messenger and click on the “i” icon in the top right corner. Then, toggle on “Secret Conversations.”
Find Wi-Fi Hotspots
If you’re out and about and need to connect to Wi-Fi, Facebook can help. The platform has a feature that allows you to find Wi-Fi hotspots near you. To access this feature, click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner of the app and select “Find Wi-Fi.”
Customize News Feed
Do you find your Facebook News Feed cluttered with posts that you’re not interested in? Facebook has a feature that allows you to customize your News Feed. To do this, click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner of the app and select “News Feed Preferences.” You can then decide on the people, pages, and groups you want to see more or less of in your News Feed.
See What Facebook Knows About You
That is perhaps one of the most interesting ones. They say that big brother is always watching, and Facebook seems to be keeping its beady eyes on its users. Facebook collects endless user data, including their interests, hobbies, and browsing history. To see what Facebook knows about you, click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner of the app and select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings” > “Your Facebook Information” > “Off-Facebook Activity.”
As you can see, Facebook has many hidden features that can enhance your experience on the platform. From saving posts for later to customizing your News Feed, these features can help you get more out of Facebook. So, the next time you’re using the platform, take a few minutes to explore these hidden features and see how they can benefit you.