More than a social media platform
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning and glare at your bright phone? For many, it’s checking Facebook to see what new in the world at large or the world of their friends. It’s second nature, but are there features you don’t know about? Have you figured out how to hit Facebook’s ‘snooze’ button on your post-happy friend from school yet?
Facebook, the social media powerhouse, has now been around since 2004. If you think all the way back to that mid 21st century era, I’m sure you’ll be impressed (or horrified) by your own personal growth. Facebook has grown too, finding new ways to help, connect and entertain you. The platform has secret hacks, hidden gems and surprising tools at your fingertips to get the most out of your online experience.
Unfollowing (like unfriending, but without the drama)
Everyone has those few Facebook friends whose posts are always annoying or argumentative or both. You roll your eyes (or worse) every time your run across them and debate cutting them off for your own sake. But if those friends are your real-life friends or relatives, unfriending them could cause some tumult in the real world. Here’s the solution: click the ‘Following’ button at the top of the page and select ‘Unfollow.’ You’ll stop seeing their posts, you’ll still be ‘friends’ with them, and their feelings don’t get hurt. Win-win!
Discovering unrequited friendship
Go to the ‘Friends’ section of your profile and click ‘Friend Requests.’ You’ll be able to see who sent requests to you, but when you ‘view sent requests,’ you’ll see who ignored your own. Sure, it may hurt a bit to know that these people denied your friendship, but it’s their loss. You’re better off without them.