By Pankaj Kumar
Create “Look back” Video
Facebook recently turned ten years old and to celebrate, you can visit facebook.com/lookback to automatically create and share a video highlighting your pictures, posts, and everything else from the past 10 years (or however long you’ve been on Facebook). Facebook puts music to it and everything; it’s definitely worth a look!
Check “Other” message inbox
Many Facebook users don’t realize they have a separate message inbox that Facebook filters for you. All the messages Facebook deems important go in your main inbox, and all others get filtered into your ‘other’ inbox.
The other folder can be found once you enter your main inbox. Check it out, you might – like most people – have dozens of messages waiting for you
Don’t like someone, just “Unfollow”
If your newsfeed seems like it’s filling up with too many memes, spammy shared garbage, or fringe political propaganda shared by people you don’t even remember meeting, just unfollow whoever keeps posting it!
Simply click the drill-down arrow located to the timeline post, and choose to ‘unfollow’ the person who is filling your newsfeed with junk you don’t care to see. Voila! Now you can see all the wedding announcements, baby pictures, and status updates you want without the garbage!
Create your own ‘interest list’
These allow you to organize the stuff you care about on Facebook. You can create your own, or follow your friends’ to see what they’re into. Head to facebook.com/bookmarks/interests and select the ‘Add Interests’ option. Click ‘create list’, give it a name, and choose if it’s public or private
View photos the way you like “traditional/latest”
If you’re a fan of the “traditional” Facebook photo albums, try pressing F5 on your keyboard the next time you’re looking at photos to get rid of that annoying pop-out black box and return to ‘classic view.’ Finally, you can go back to stalking you exes in the old format!
Download and check out your Facebook data
At the bottom of the general account settings page, you can follow a link to download a copy of your Facebook data. This allows you to see not only your timeline info, posts, messages, and photos, but also allows you to see which ads you’ve clicked on, and additional data like the IP addresses that are stored whenever you log in/out of Facebook.
Check you “Activity log”
This lists all your posts & activity all the way back from the very first time you logged into Facebook. Posts & photos you’ve been tagged in, friendships you’ve made, or pages you ‘liked.’ Simply visit settings > Privacy > Use activity log to begin creeping on yourself for a change.
Send a message from a private email address
Send anyone a message directly from your personal email account by simply using their @facebook.com email address. This is just their username followed by @facebook.com (example: firstname.lastname@example.org). When they fire back a reply to your email, it will be formatted like a Facebook message – complete with name & profile picture.
Turn off push notifications
Push notifications can be turned on/off from your Facebook app or the settings on your smartphone. You know, for those times when you don’t need to know what everyone is doing all the time no matter what. Who are you kidding, it’s just Farmville and Candy Crush anyway…