Hidden Facebook Features
Hidden Facebook Features

Facebook is still the biggest social network we have and it will be the biggest for quite some time in the future. Facebook is a magnet for some of the top engineering talent in the world, so it is quite possibly one of the most complex websites of our time. There are so many things you can do on Facebook that you probably don’t know about them all. Take a look at our list and try them out.

  1. Facebook inbox: If you have been using Facebook for a while, you probably have a folder full of unread messages that you didn’t even know existed. The “Message Requests” folder is the place where Facebook sends all the messages from the people who are not on your friends list. To see these messages, click the “messages” icon at the top of your home screen. By default, you’ll find yourself in the “Recent” tab of your inbox. Directly to the right, you’ll find the “Message Request” tab. After you click this, you may see a link that says “See filtered requests.” Click that and then you’ll see all sorts of messages from strangers on the Internet.
  2. Who is using your account: Is someone using your Facebook account without your permission? To find out, go to your settings page. In the Security tab there is a link “Where You’re Logged In”. Here you can find all your active Facebook log-ins from both desktop or mobile and you can see the location, browser and the device from which you or someone has been using your account.
  3. Secret emoji: Facebook has a lot of emoji which you can use, but it also has a lot of emoji which you didn’t know they existed. Here are a few; (y) = thumbs-up ‘like’ symbol, (^^^) = a great white shark, :|] = a robot, :poop: = well, it’s poop and the best one is <(“) = a penguin. You can try these yourself. Just copy and paste them on your wall.
  4. Send files with Facebook Messenger: When you open a Facebook Messenger window, there is a little gear icon in the top right corner. There you can find the “Add Files” option which will allow you to upload files directly from your computer.
  5. Change the language on Facebook: Do you feel like a pirate? Or maybe you want to change your Facebook experience? Go to General Account Settings > Language, and you can change your settings to either “English (Pirate)” or “English (Upside Down)”.
  6. Choose who will control your account after you die: Everyone dies, sooner or later. In anticipation of this unavoidable truth, Facebook has created a way to name a legacy contact who will manage your account after you are gone. Your legacy contact will have the ability to write a pinned post on your profile, respond to friend requests and they will be able to change your profile and cover photo. They won’t be able to see your messages unless you decide to give them access.
  7. Mute your ex: Breaking up with someone is always hard, but Facebook decided to make it a bit easier. When you change your relationship status to “Single”, Facebook will ask you if you want to see less of your Ex.

These are the most interesting Facebook features which a lot of people don’t know about. If you know of some other features, you can tell us about them in comments or on our Facebook page.