Tech & Science 7 Facebook tips for power users

05:25  27 may  2017
05:25  27 may  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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All over the world, Facebook has taken hold of our social lives. But Facebook has become more than just a virtual lounge for hanging out with family and friends. People can now create groups, do business, create de facto websites for their organizations, and schedule a whole calendar of events, all under the banner of that lower-case “f.”

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That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The real Facebook aficionados have a whole arsenal of tools at their disposal, enabling them to remember long-lost acquaintances, monitor their security, and send enormous files with the click of a button.

What are these secret Facebook functions? Read on.

1. Find out where you’re logged in

You can open Facebook on your computer, and you can open Facebook on your phone. Many users keep Facebook open all day long, jumping from device to device to check up on friends or post a picture. But often we forget exactly where we’ve logged in, and whether we ever logged out.

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Luckily, you can check. Facebook lets you view all the places you’ve logged in. Better yet, you can see whether someone has logged into your account – pretending to be you.

This powerful feature is remarkably easy to find. Just to go to Settings>> Security Settings>> Where You’re Logged In, and you’ll find a list of devices that are currently accessing your Facebook account. The feature also lists login metadata, such as when and where you last checked in, plus the type of device you used. Keep in mind that cell phones sometimes show weird locations, which may refer to a cell phone tower and not necessarily to where you were standing at the time.

That said, if your login information looks a little fishy, it’s possible your account has been compromised. It’s best to lock down access before this even happens. Take an extra step to secure your Facebook account.

2. Check message requests folder

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  7 Facebook tips for power users © Provided by USA Today One of Facebook’s most eccentric features is the “Message Request.” If your (real) friend Eddy writes to your account, but you haven’t made your relationship “Facebook official,” Eddy’s message will get sent to the Message Request folder. Many diehard Facebook users have no idea that this folder even exists, so messages may languish for months or years before they get noticed.

If you haven’t already, you should probably check this folder. Some of the messages may be spam, but who knows? You might also have received a note from your long-lost high school crush. I mentioned this folder on my national radio show and later heard from a woman who received an out-of-the-blue email from her birth mother.

To check on this secret folder, go to Messenger>> Settings>> Message Requests>> See Filtered Requests. This will reveal the messages that Facebook has dutifully hidden from you.

3. Send files using messenger

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One of those abilities: sending documents. By now, you probably know you can transmit Word docs, pdfs, photos, and even short videos by Messenger.

But fewer users are aware that you can also use Dropbox to send files. No longer tethered only to email, Dropbox has teamed up with Facebook to make sharing files even easier. For this to work, you’ll have to download the Dropbox and Messenger apps on your mobile device.

Here’s how it works:

- Open the Messenger app.

- Select the contact you would like to send the files to.

- Tap the More button. Tap Open next to the Dropbox listing

- Select the file you want to send. Dropbox will create a link for the file and download it to your gadget temporarily. If the file is large, you must wait for the download to complete before sending.

- Once the file is downloaded and ready to send, switch back to Messenger app.

- Tap the Send option for the file. This is to confirm that you really want to send it.

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4. Set up a legacy contact

You may be familiar with this scenario. A friend or loved one passes away. Everyone is sad about the loss. Then you realize that the deceased still has an active Facebook account, and there is no way to access it. This can be extremely unsettling for the mourning survivors.

This is why many people set up a “legacy contact” – someone who will take over an account after its owner dies. The legacy contact can save all materials, alert contacts that the person is no longer alive, and prevent the account from sending out automatic friend requests.

To set this up, tap Settings>> Account Settings>> Security>> Legacy Contact. Then just pick someone from your contacts. You can decide whether to send this person an automated message to let them know about the honor you’ve bestowed. You can also give this contact the ability to download and archive your full body of posts, photos, and profile information.

5. Add trusted contacts

You probably have a friend or neighbor who holds onto a copy of your house key, just in case you get locked out, right? Well, a “trusted contact” is essentially the same thing, except for Facebook passwords. While most people will never be in this situation, it’s nice to have a little extra help in an emergency.

To select trusted contacts, open Settings>> Account Settings>> Security>> Your Trusted Contacts>> Choose Trusted Contacts. Then, just like your legacy contact, you can pick from your full list of friends.

6. Opt out of advertisements

Throughout your Facebook experience, you’ll receive advertisements based on your perceived interests. For people who value their privacy, this snooping can be very unsettling.

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To throw Facebook off your scent, open Settings>> Accounts Settings>> Ads. You will see four categories to choose from:

  1. Can you see online interest-based ads from Facebook?
  2. Can your Facebook ad preferences be used to show your ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies?
  3. Who can see your social actions paired with ads?
  4. Manage the preferences we use to show you ads.

For each category, select Yes or No.

7. Relive your relationships

There's more to using Facebook than you probably realize, from setting up a legacy contact to reminding yourself how you know a friend. © AFP/Getty Images There's more to using Facebook than you probably realize, from setting up a legacy contact to reminding yourself how you know a friend. Once you hit a few hundred friends, you may start forgetting about who some of them are. Don’t be embarrassed. It happens to almost everybody. You find, say, “Ian Ferguson” in your list of friends, and the picture doesn’t ring any bells. Who is this guy?

Go to www.facebook.com/us, and you will see the complete history you share on Facebook with one of your contacts. This may very well ring some bells.

While you’re here, go to About>> Family and Relationships>> Edit, and there you’ll find a drop-down menu. Depending on your status, you can add the name of the person you’re in a relationship with and the date of your anniversary.

To add a relationship as a life event on your profile, hit About>> Life Events, then select the type of relationship you’d like to add.

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Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and company announced the Facebook Journalism Project -- an initiative to repair the social network's reputation with journalists and help fight the spread of fake news. In an email exchange with Poynter, a Facebook spokesperson mentioned three new local news products currently in testing: the first lets the moderators of community-linked Facebook groups add a dynamically populated local news section to the page. The content block will pull stories from local publications that can easily be shared into the group for discussion.

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