Facebook is the most famous online media stage out there and surprisingly however numerous other web-based media stages have ascended in the recent years to challenge its power, Facebook has held its numero uno position. You may cherish it or disdain it however risks are, you use it a great deal and that implies, a couple of stunts should consistently prove to be useful. I love these stunts as not just they permit me to take advantage of my Facebook account, yet they likewise permit me to do some beautiful cool things which I love. Thus, in the event that you additionally need to capitalize on your Facebook, here are the 27 best Facebook stunts that you should think about.
1. Check How Much Time You Spend on Facebook
In case you’re worried about how long you’re spending on Facebook, you’ll be happy to realize that as opposed to depending on outsider applications, or trusting that your telephone will get Digital Wellbeing or Screen Time highlights, you can utilize the Facebook application to check how long you’re spending on it. Facebook shows a convenient reference diagram of your use of the application throughout the most recent week alongside your normal use time.
2. Limit Your Facebook Usage
If you used the last trick to figure out how much time you’re spending on Facebook and were surprised to see a very high number there, well, rest easy because you can try and limit your usage of Facebook as well. There are a bunch of ways to do that actually.
From the Facebook App:
Where you see the time you’re spending on Facebook, there’s an option to set a reminder after which the app will inform you that you’ve spent enough time on Facebook. That can be handy, but it can also be easily bypassed.
Use Digital Wellbeing or Screen Time to Limit Facebook Usage:
If you want to implement a more strict time limit on your Facebook usage, you can use either Screen Time (if you’re on iOS), or Digital Wellbeing (if you’re on a supported Android Pie device) to do this. Both of these features allow users to set time limits on specific apps which should definitely help you limit your Facebook usage. You can check out our articles on how to set time limits on individual apps in Screen Time and Digital Wellbeing to get started.
3. Bulk Delete Third Party Apps from Your Account
A lot of websites, online games, and apps offer the ability to log in with your Facebook account, and while you may have done that a bunch of times without putting too much thought into it, if you’re worried about such apps stealing or misusing your data, well you can delete them from your account. What’s better is that you don’t have to delete every app individually; you can actually select all the third party apps you want to delete, and get rid of them in a single click. It’s pretty easy and you can check out our article on bulk deleting third party apps from a Facebook account if you need help.
4. Control Notifications Like a Pro (Android Only)
With Android Oreo, Google started rolling out Notification Categories allowing app developers to put more notification controls in the hands of the users. Facebook adopted this back in August and if you’re using an Android phone running Oreo or higher, you can make use of these notification categories to control what kind of Facebook notifications you receive and even control their priorities.
There are notification categories for birthdays, people you may know, groups, videos, and a lot more. You can check out our article to learn how to use Notification Channels for Facebook to ensure you only receive notifications that actually matter to you.
5. Enable Dark Mode
Facebook is preparing to bring dark mode on Android and iOS, but before that, it has rolled out the sought-after feature on its web version. Yes, now with the new Facebook design, you can easily switch to a dark theme with just a click. To enable dark mode on Facebook, click on the arrow located on top-right corner. After that, just enable the toggle for “Dark mode” and you are done.
In case, you have still not received the new update then you can follow our guide to enable Facebook’s new UI on the web. As for Android and iOS, you will have to wait a tad longer as Facebook is almost nearing with the final testing.
6. Clear History
Facebook has been putting lots of effort to revamp its reputation among users concerning privacy and transparency. Last year, the company had announced that it’s going to bring a one-stop tool that allows users to take control of their data. And now with “Off-Facebook Activity”, you can delete all the information that Facebook has collected about you from other websites and services. Just open the Facebook app and move to the hamburger menu. Now, open Settings and navigate to Off-Facebook Activity -> Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity. Here, you will find all the apps and services that have reported your online behavior to Facebook. Finally, tap on “Clear History” and all the information will be erased.
You can also open the 3-dot menu to permanently disable Facebook from personalizing ads and content based on data it has received from third-party services. Keep in mind, this will not stop apps and websites from reporting to Facebook, instead, Facebook will not use third-party data anymore to personalize its services. I would say, this is one of the essential Facebook tricks and you must utilize it.
7. Bulk Delete Facebook Posts
If you are in a mood to clean up your embarrassing acts on Facebook then thankfully, you can do that now in just a few clicks. Facebook now offers a native option to bulk delete your past Facebook posts. And the best part is that you can filter out posts by year, categories, people and more. To do that, open your profile and tap on the 3-dot menu to edit your profile.
Here, move to Activity Log -> Manage Activity -> Your Posts. Now, select your posts and simply tap on “Trash”. That’s it. You can also choose to archive in case you don’t want to permanently delete the posts. If you want more detailed instructions then you can follow our tutorial on how to bulk delete Facebook posts.
8. Transfer Photos to Google Photos
Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and Microsoft are working together on an open-source Data Transfer project to develop a standardized framework for seamless portability of data across platforms. And now the project has bore fruit. You can directly transfer photos from Facebook to Google Photos seamlessly and without any friction. Just open facebook.com/dtp and choose Google Photos from the drop-down menu. After that, authorize your Google account and all your photos will make their way to Google Photos. You can also learn more from our detailed guide on how to transfer photos from Facebook to Google Photos.
9. Quiet Mode
To help users deal with smartphone addiction and improve mental wellbeing, Facebook added “Your Time on Facebook” feature last year. With this helpful tool, you can learn about your Facebook usage, set time limits, reminders, and manage notifications. Now, a new feature called “Quiet Mode” has been added to “Your Time on Facebook” section in a completely revamped UI.
10. Enable 2-Factor Authorization
If you want to protect your Facebook account from hijacking and takeovers then enabling 2FA is a must. It adds an additional security layer on top of the password and verifies the user before allowing access to the Facebook account. Apart from the password, you will have to enter a 6-digit code that you will receive on your mobile number or an authentication app.
This will ensure that hackers don’t get direct access to your account. To enable 2FA on Facebook, open the hamburger menu, and move to Settings -> Security and login -> Use two-factor authentication. Here, add your number or choose an authentication app and you will be all set. If you want detailed instructions then head over to our guide and learn how to enable two-factor authentication on Facebook.
11. Re-watch the Content that You Missed by Accidental Refresh
I don’t know how many times I have accidentally refreshed my Facebook feed only to curse myself later as the post that I was looking at was lost. Well, with this trick, you will be able to see the feeds that you have lost due to any accidental refresh. When we accidentally refresh our Facebook feed, Facebook considers that the current feed is already consumed by you and marks it as seen. You can access this feed by going to Facebook and adding “/seen” at the end of the normal URL. So basically you can simply visit the “www.facebook.com/seen” URL to see the content that you have missed.