Facebook for Android: our favorite tips and tricks

Whether you’re running Facebook on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or a trusty Google Pixel, you’ll find these tips helpful for sorting through your news feed, improving the security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm of your account may refer to: Account (accountancy) A report Deposit account Personal account Sweep account Transactional account User account, the means by which a user can access a computer system Online, finding the best content or contents may refer to faster and sharing status updates more easily, plus more besides.

Manage your notifications

Drowning in a deluge of updates may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created and alerts from your friends? You’ll be relieved to hear that Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California actually makes it pretty easy to switch particular types of notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously on and off.

Head to App settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to > Notification settings and you’ll be able to enable or disable alerts for wall posts, comments, friend requests, photo tags, event invites and more.

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Get those notifications under control. / © ANDROIDPIT

Find interesting places may refer to nearby

The Facebook app for Android can do certain tricks that the desktop site may refer to: Location (geography), a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere Archaeological site, a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved can’t — such as making better use of your location. Choose Nearby Places to find places around you that have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary their own Facebook Page most commonly refers to: Page (paper), one side of a leaf of paper, as in a book Page (servant), a traditional young male servant Page (assistance occupation), a professional occupation Page, pages.

It’s a handy way to discover restaurants, bars, shops or other venues if you’re in an unfamiliar part of the world. Tap on any entry for more information about that place.

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Get a map of the neighborhood. / © ANDROIDPIT

Filter your news is an adjective referring to something recently made, discovered, or created feed or The Feed may refer to

You don’t have to settle for the standard news feed list of updates. The Facebook app gives you access to your customized lists list is any enumeration of a set of items from the main may refer to menu too. To change the list someone appears in, simply head to their profile and tap Friends > Edit Friend List.

If you want to add or remove any whole lists (‘family’ or ‘best friends’, for example), you’ll need to do this from a computer.

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Use lists to filter your friends and family the context of human society, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or. / © ANDROIDPIT

Share from other apps

Sharing across apps apps or APP may refer to is one of Android’s great strengths, so make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small use of it: tap the Share may refer to: To share a resource (such as food or money) is to make joint use of it; see Sharing Share, Kwara, a town and LGA in Kwara State, Nigeria Share (finance), a stock or other security button while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction you’re viewing a photo gallery, web browser or anything else, and Facebook will appear as one of the options.

This is a great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance way of sharing is the joint use of a resource or space something to your timeline without having to actually go into Facebook, and you still get all the usual status update options. 

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Android makes sharing straightforward. / © ANDROIDPIT

Stop videos from autoplaying

One of the most may refer to useful entries in the Facebook app settings is Video Auto-play. It lets you turn autoplay on or off, or enable it when you’re on a WiFi connection only.

This will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive save on data usage while you’re out and about, as well as stop may refer to your news feed turning into a dizzying list of looping cat clips and funny animations.

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Take control over video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media auto-play in your news feed. / © ANDROIDPIT

Save videos and links for later

So many friends to browse through, so little time in the day… luckily there’s a solution to this problem. If you tap on the drop-down arrow next to a news feed post containing a video or link or Links may refer to, you can save or Saved may refer to the content to come back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders to later.

Bookmarked content is kept under the Saved heading on the main app menu (tap See All under may refer to: Under (Pleasure P song), a 2009 song by Pleasure P Under (Alex Hepburn), a 2013 song by Alex Hepburn Marie Under (1883 – 1980), Estonian poet Bülent Ünder (born 1949), Turkish footballer Apps if it isn’t visible) so you can return to it at your leisure.

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Save videos and links for later. / © ANDROIDPIT

Check may refer to: Cheque (“Check” in U.S. English), an order for transfer of money Checkbox, a type of widget in computing Check (pattern) (or “Chequered”), a pattern of squares used on chess boards, your account security

From inside the Facebook app, tap Account Settings, Security and Active Sessionshere may refer to you can see all of the places and devices associated with your Facebook account.

If you spot anything suspicious, click on the cross icon to log out from it. It’s better to be safe than sorry: if you make a mistake and log out from one of your own devices device is usually a constructed tool or browsers, you can still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor log back in again.

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Check that you recognize all the sessions may refer to. / © ANDROIDPIT

Pick your favorite friends

Your list of online friends is accessible via a tap on the portrait icon icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, and certain Eastern Catholic churches in the top-right corner of the Facebook app.

Select or SELECT may refer to Edit may refer to: Editing, the process of correcting or revising text, images, or sound Edit (application), a simple text editor for the Apple Macintosh Edit (MS-DOS), the MS-DOS Editor, a plain-text and you can bring the contacts you interact with most often to the top of the list, saving you the time and effort of hunting through the list to find your favorite favourite or favorite (American English) was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person friends.

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Keep your favorite friends close to hand. / © ANDROIDPIT

Hide a friend is a relationship of mutual affection between people‘s feed

Sometimes you may wish to stop seeing someone’s updates without may refer to: “Without” (The X-Files), an episode in a late 20th-century television show “Without” (song) Without (film) actually unfriending them or blocking them. You may wish wish is a hope or desire for something to keep keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility up the pretense that you are friends despite never wishing to see or hear from them again.

To do this, go to their page, tap on Following is a 1998 British neo-noir crime drama film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, then select Unfollow. They won’t know it, but you’ll never see their posts, or posts they are tagged in again.  

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Don’t want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to see a mate’s posts? Hit Unfollow is the act of adding someone to a list of “friends” on a social networking service. / © ANDROIDPIT

Prioritize a friend’s feed

If you want to do the opposite of above, you can choose to see a certain friend’s posts before all others. Simply go to their page, tap Following, and then See First.

Any posts that this friend makes will jump to the top of the news feed so that you never miss them. 

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See what your closest friend has been up to before all the other posts. / © ANDROIDPIT

Use a lighter, third-party app to save memory

The Facebook app is not only enormous, but it is also a resource hog. You can save space and memory by using an alternative app, such as Metal metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, “mine, quarry, metal”) is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity or Tinfoil, which are basically custom may refer to skins for the web version of Facebook. Metal is a bit prettier and offers more features, such as a notification tab, and floating window. There is also an official Facebook Lite app.

Otherwise, you can just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a add a shortcut may refer to to the Facebook website on your home screen and use that. In Chrome, you can also allow notifications from the site by heading can refer to: Heading (metalworking), a process which incorporates the extruding and upsetting processes Headline, text at the top of a newspaper article The direction a person or vehicle is to Settings > Site settings > Notifications and making sure they’re turned on and unblocked for Facebook.

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Add a shortcut to your home screen or use a custom wrapper to save on space and RAM. / © ANDROIDPIT

Find Wi-Fi

Facebook has just rolled out its new feature to help users locate the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots globally. A Facebook spokesperson said, “To help people stay connected with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), their communities and find experiences around them, we’re rolling out a feature to help is any form of assisting others find wi-fi near you. We’ve been testing this feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to and received great feedback that it’s not only helpful for people when traveling, but is especially useful in areas with poor mobile network connectivity.”

Here’s how to use the feature: Within the Facebook app (on Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the or iOS), tap the More tab (the three lines icon on the top right) and then Find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and Wi-Fi. Once you have the Find Wi-Fi tab open, turn it on. Then you can see all available hotspots near your location on a map, plus information like opening times is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future for the businesses hosting them.

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