Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that Facebook plays an integral part in modern culture and is shaping the internet as we know it. Billions of people around the world rely on the service to browse, communicate, relax, and even run their business. The growing development team has subsequently worked tirelessly to implement as many features as possible to keep users coming back.
This constant influx of updates and features has resulted in many going unnoticed, remaining hidden or only being utilized by professionals and industry insiders, even though they’re all available to the public. A lot of these features are really useful and can boost your enjoyment as a casual user or productivity as a business owner.
So, without further ado, here are four useful Facebook features that you can utilize right now to increase your social media game.
Use Messenger As A File Transfer Service
Just like most messaging services, Facebook offers the ability to send virtually any type of file you have stored on your phone over their Messenger service. Take advantage of this opportunity by using the app on your phone to send files wirelessly to other devices that you’re logged into Facebook on. It’s a great alternative to Bluetooth or physical media such as SD cards.
This lesser known feature is perfect for those who love to type paragraphs. Facebook’s Notes service acts as a personal blog that you can use to share large bodies of texts and multiple images, all within the Facebook ecosystem. You can also find notes from people on your friend’s list in this section.
Dealing With Unknown Messengers
This relatively new feature makes dealing with people who claim to know you a little less stressful. If you’ve used Messenger for some time, chances are you’ve received a message from someone claiming to know you, but you cannot remember. With a recent update, the app now gives you a little more information than a profile picture. For an insight on what exactly you can find out about strangers who message you, head over to Midday Daily.
Sometimes, you’ll be mindlessly scrolling through your feed while waiting for your coffee to brew or for your coworker to stop talking and you happen to come across something interesting. Fast forward a few hours and that post has been buried under dozens of new updates, lost in the abyss of Facebook’s archives.
But worry not, Facebook has you covered with the post saving feature. Simply click the small arrow at the top right of any post and select the “Save Link” option from the dropdown list. Then, head over to your favorites bar and you should find a section for saved posts, allowing you to access them at any time.
There are tons of other useful features hidden within the works of the social media giant that is Facebook. Take a minute to explore and test out every nook and cranny of the ever-expanding website. You might just find a hidden feature that makes you internet-famous for a day or two.