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We bet you don’t know these cool FB tricks

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Written by Punit

More than 83% of Facebook’s users are outside of the U.S. and Canada, and they use over 80 languages to communicate with friends and family. To add a pronunciation guide, go to the “about” section of your profile and click on “details about you,” (called “more about you” on mobile) then “name pronunciation.” Here, Facebook will offer suggestions for your first and last name that you can listen to before selecting. If none work, you can also type in your own phonetic pronouncer.

ONE-TIME PASSWORD

If you don’t feel comfortable typing in your password on a shared machine that might have malicious software, Facebook lets you request a temporary one by texting “OTP” to 32665. You’ll get an eight-character passcode that works for the next 20 minutes and cannot be reused.

 

UNSUBSCRIBE

Anyone who’s commented on a popular Facebook post, knows that those notifications telling you that who comment on your post can get a bit annoying. You can turn off notifications for individual posts by clicking on the globe icon on the top right corner of your Web browser, then on the “X” next to the individual notification. You can also change your notification settings here to get fewer or more of them for each group that you belong to.

In the mobile app, click to view the original post, then click the down arrow in the top right corner of the post. You’ll see an option to “turn off notifications.”

 

KEEP IT ON THE DOWN-LOW

You can mark the end of a relationship without notifying everyone. Go to your profile and click on the “about” section, then “family and relationships on the left.” Under relationship, you’ll see a gray icon that probably says “friends,” or maybe “public.” Change it to “only me.” Then change your relationship status. After a while, you can change it back if you wish. Your hundreds of acquaintances will be none the wiser, unless they are stalking your profile to see if you are single.

 

PICTURE PERFECT

Thanks to a popular but little-known new feature, Facebook lets you spruce up the photos you post by adding text and quirky stickers, such as drawings of scuba gear, sunglasses or a corn dog. To use it, choose a photo to upload and click the magic wand icon. Here, you’ll find text overlay options as well as the same stickers you can use in other parts of Facebook.

 

SECURITY CHECK

Another recent addition to Facebook’s trove of tools is a “security checkup”. This includes logging out of Facebook on Web browsers and apps they are not using, and receiving alerts when someone tries to log in to their account from an unfamiliar device or browser. To use it, go to https://www.facebook.com/help/securitycheckup on your computer – this feature is not yet available on the mobile app.

About the author

Punit

Professionally a Flash Action Script 3.0 and Mobile App Developer. Tech and Gadget addict by interest.

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