Facebook is a social networking site that Mark Zuckerberg founded in 2004. In 2006, it became the most popular social networking site after it became accessible to anyone over the age of 13. Facebook allows people to do reviews, share links, and upload their images. Most importantly, it will enable people to reconnect with their long-lost friends.
Initially, Facebook began as a way to reconnect with people you’ve lost touch with. Still, sooner, it became the preference of companies that wanted to target customers carefully and deliver advertisements directly to people. Hence, it became a hotspot for business.
Now let’s talk about something interesting. Here are six secrets of Facebook that you would never know!!
- Download a copy of your Facebook data
Facebook notes all your activities, from seeking a name, clicking an ad, Places you visited, Your posts, Call logs, and all other stuff. It saves all the information from the day you joined Facebook, and you can get a copy of your data for yourself.
To download your Facebook Data, go to Settings – Your Facebook Information – Download your Information.
You have a choice, either to download all of your data at once or select only the type of information you need. One of the best tools available online to convert videos from Facebook to mp4 for download and save them for free.
- Unfollow someone without unfriending them
we all have that one friend that keeps posting their pictures all day long, to an extent where we don’t want to see their photos again! If you have a friend like this too, then this feature can be very beneficial for you.
All you gotta do is head over to their profile and click on the “following” option.
And then done!! You will stop getting their pictures on your feed now and then!
- Look for free or paid wifi
We all love free wifi, don’t we!? With the help of the Facebook app, you can look for free or paid wifi hotspot!
All you gotta do is, click on the menu and then click on “find wifi.” After you provide the location access to Facebook, tad-da! It will list all the free wifi hotspots along with their location on maps!
- Save links or posts to read later
When you’re scrolling through your feed, have you ever come across an article that you want to read, but you don’t have time at that moment? Well, you may not have known that you can actually save an article and then read it later.
Just tap the three dots in the top right corner of the post, then click Save Post.
- Add an extra layer of security
Breach of privacy and hacking is a concern of every user on any social platform. And sometimes, even a secure password can’t keep you protected. If you’re also worried about being hacked, add a second layer of protection every time you log in on a new device.
It means that Facebook will ask you to confirm that you are visiting the site from your mobile phone, for example. You can turn on this security feature in Security and Login in the Settings tab.
- The Story Behind The “Like” Button:
During looking at the posts and pictures of our friends and family, we all have used the button of ‘like’ to like their pictures. But do you know this ‘like’ button wasn’t always a part of Facebook? The ‘like’ button wasn’t introduced in the site until February 2009, which is five years later the site was launched.
Also, the ‘like’ button was going to be initially called the ‘Awesome’ button. Few other suggestions were “I’d tap that,” “oh yeah,” etc. which were rejected. Today, the like button has different reaction options, including “love,” “haha,” “sad,” “wow,” and “angry.” Also, the term “poke” on Facebook has no explanation. It’s working is available in the help center, but the meaning of this term is nowhere to be found on Facebook. Zuckerberg formerly said, “ We thought it would be fun to make a feature that has no definite purpose… so mess around with it, because you’re not getting an explanation from us”. This is also mentioned in David Kirkpatrick’s book “The Facebook Effect.” Currently, the most liked page on Facebook is that of “Cristiano Ronaldo” with close to 123 million likes.
Okay, there you go, hope you’ve all heard something new about Facebook, and don’t forget to use these handy features while using Facebook, that will probably make your life easier.