It is the largest social network in the world – with 1.49 billion users to its name – but even if you spend much time inside the Android Facebook application, you may not have explored all it has to offer. We are here to change that with a complete list of tips, tricks and features to look out for.
You use Facebook on a board or a Samsung Galaxy S7 faithful Nexus 7, you will find these useful tips for sorting through your news feed, improving the security of your account, find the best content faster and share of status updates more easily.
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12 Useful Facebook for Android Tips & Tricks
1. Use the widget
The Facebook widget is simple but useful. It gives you a drop-down window to operate through your friends’ status updates without additional announcements and other luggage in the full application. You can update your own status widget too, typing Share. It is a convenient way to keep important information right there on your home screen.
2. Manage your alerts
Drowning in a flood of updates and notifications of your friends? Facebook allows indeed quite easy to pass specific types of notifications on and off. Head to App Settings from the main menu, then scroll the notification settings – You can enable or disable alerts for wall posts, messages, comments, friend requests, photo tags, event invitations and more .
3. Find interesting places nearby
The Facebook app for Android can do some stuff office site can not – such as making better use of your location. Choose Nearby Places to find places around you who have their own Facebook page: it is a convenient way to find restaurants, bars, shops or other places if you are in an unfamiliar part of the world. Tap an entry to see the location page.
4. Filter the news feed
You do not have to settle for the standard new updates supply list because the Facebook application allows you to access your custom lists in main menu too. To modify the list appears in a person, head to their profile, press and select Edit Friends friends list. If you want to add or delete lists (“family” or “best friends”, for example), you’ll need to do this from a computer.
5. Share from Other Applications
Sharing between applications is one of the strengths of Android, so to use it: Press the Share button in a photo gallery, web browser or elsewhere, and Facebook appear as one option. This is a great way to share something to your calendar without having to hunt around on your phone or on the web for it, and you still get all the usual update status options.
6. Stop the auto play videos
One of the most useful inputs in the settings of the Facebook application is Auto-play Video: Allows you to turn off automatically or reading, or having enabled only when you are on a Wi-Fi connection. Thank you for this option, you can save on data usage while out and about, and the prevention of your news feed to turn into a dizzying list loop cat clips and funny animations.