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The Facebook company is one of the top social networking companies worldwide with a massive following. This area highlights headlines causing a stir in the media, revealing any news or upcoming features that may affect or improve your experience.

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How to share files with Facebook friends directly

You have plenty of options if you want to share files with friends on the web version of Facebook. The two core options the site provides are to share files using Facebook […]

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Expose for Chrome gives you quick access to public Facebook photo streams

Even if you take good care of your privacy on Facebook information about you may still leak. A friend may post a photo that you are in without asking your permission, or […]

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The easiest way to save videos on Facebook

Facebook is one of the largest video hosting and streaming sites on the Internet. It is held back somewhat by missing options to embed most videos on third-party websites (you can embed […]

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How to remove your search history on Facebook

Whenever you search on Facebook, information about that search is saved in a search history that Facebook maintains for all of its users. While you don't get access directly to the storage, […]

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How to turn off birthday notifications on Google and Facebook

If you are on Facebook or on Google+ and have at least one friend or contact on the site, chance is that you receive birthday notifications. Birthday notifications are enabled on both […]

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Facebook Lite makes a return as a mobile application

Remember Facebook Lite? Facebook experimented with a low-resource version of the website back in 2009 and discontinued the site a year later in 2010 citing that Facebook Lite was not optimized for […]

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Find out what Facebook knows about you

Most Facebook users know that Facebook knows a lot about them but most do not know what this includes. Some information are obvious; the things you post online or information that you […]

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Block "Seen" messages on Facebook

Whenever you receive a message on Facebook and read it, a notification appears in the sender's chat box that you have seen the message. It states "seen" followed by the time that […]

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How to disable interest-based advertisement on Facebook

Advertising companies have various methods at their disposal to display advertisement to web users. The best, from a business perspective, is to know as much as possible about a user to display […]

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What is Facebook Saved?

Facebook rolled out Saved a couple of months ago both on the web interface and Facebook apps on Android and iOS mobile devices. The problem is that it is not really advertised […]

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Facebook to set post visibility to friends for new users

Facebook is known for its notoriously complex privacy settings that even experienced users have a hard time configuring correctly. One of the things that the company gets criticized for regularly is that […]

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You may miss out on Facebook posts, and there is little you can do about it

When a company like Facebook believes that it knows better which updates you want to see than you, and does not make it easy to display all posts of friends on Facebook […]

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Facebook Anonymous Login: what is it?

Third-party developers can make use of Facebook's new anonymous login feature as well as an improved Facebook Login feature to provide users with options to log in to their apps or services […]

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How to disable auto-play videos on Facebook

Facebook introduced a new form of advertisement recently on the site. While it is not enabled for all users yet, it is enabled for you if you have noticed auto-playing videos in […]

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How to modify your Facebook news feed

I do have a Facebook account, but only use it sporadically to see what is going on. I'm not really active on the site, don't play games, don't use chat that often, […]

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How is Facebook ever going to make money from its recent acquisitions?

Shortly after Facebook acquired the popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion USD it acquired the the company developing the Oculus Rift VR for $2 billion USD. Whenever Facebook acquires a new […]

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Facebook's Windows Messenger will be shut down

If you want to chat with your friends or contacts on Facebook, you can either do so directly on the site, or use one of the messenger applications that Facebook has created […]

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Facebook improves news feed filtering with new Following button

Your Facebook news feed offers chronological access to posts that your Facebook friends make on the site. Depending on how you use the site and who you have befriended on it, you […]

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Facebook asking locked out users to provide Government ID

If you have opened Twitter today you may have noticed an increase in messages reporting that the social media site Facebook was asking them to provide a Government ID to unlock their […]

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Adblock Plus blocks some Facebook annoyances now (if you want)

Facebook has been the dominating social networking site on the Internet for the past years. Even Google with all its might did not manage to push its Google+ service past Facebook. While […]

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Official Facebook application for Windows 8.1 launches

Good news for users of the Windows 8.1 operating system: Facebook just launched its official application for the system so that users of it can now use the official app instead of […]

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How to limit the audience of past posts on Facebook

Up until recently Facebook's Graph Search was limited to recent posts and activities. Facebook a couple of days ago changed that so that the search is now covering all of the social […]

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How to become a Facebook for Android Beta Tester

I'm not really using any social networking on my Android phone. Mainly because I think it is a waste of time, and I also do not like the idea of checking up […]

AVG aims at Facebook privacy with CrowdControl

The popular anti-virus company AVG today announced it is moving into the social networking era with a new service called CrowdSource, which is geared towards protecting your privacy on Facebook. The app […]

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Read Facebook chat messages without read notifications

If you are using Facebook's default Messenger application you may have noticed that it sends read notifications automatically whenever you or a chat partner read messages in the app. While that is […]

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Facebook: how to control what friends leak to apps about you

If you are using Facebook, and who is not really, you are probably aware that what you post publicly on the site is accessible by anyone. That's why you can limit the […]

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Facebook's "is following Pages on" email is deceptive

You may receive regular notification emails from Facebook depending on how you have configured your account's privacy settings on the site. You can get notified on a variety of topics, from actions […]

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How to configure Facebook's Trusted Contacts feature

It is important to take your online security serious. This includes making sure that you pick secure passwords that no one can guess or brute force easily, and other security related features […]

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Search for and remove undesirable contents from your Facebook account

Most Facebook users have been on the social networking site for quite a while. While some may not have had any changes in their life in that time, others may have graduated, […]

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How to turn off the beeping sound on Facebook

If you have been plagued by beeping sounds while on Facebook, you have probably asked yourself what is going on and how to turn those sounds off when you are on the […]

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Bing updates Facebook photo search

Last year Microsoft's search engine Bing rolled out its "Friends Photos", but today the company announced a huge update to the service, which allows users to search photos on Facebook. Before you […]

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Give Facebook a full makeover with NewGenBook

Some say Facebook's layout and design is dated, others find it complicated to use, especially when you compare it to other social networking sites like Google Plus or the recently relaunched MySpace. […]

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Why it is time to check your profile privacy on Facebook

Facebook launched Graph Search recently for a select elite and a limited number of users in the US (Update: also select users in other countries). It is a different type of search […]

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Scan your Facebook profile for undesirable contents

Facebook does not forget. What may have been funny after a night of drinking and partying or while you were in college, may not be suitable anymore when you are trying to […]

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Eliminate Facebook ads in Chrome and Firefox

Facebook is what many of us would consider a "necessary evil." We do not necessarily like it, but we are there because everyone we know is there as well. The service is […]

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Facebook Pages Manager for Android now available

If you are managing one or multiple pages on Facebook besides your personal account you may have noticed that there was not an app available until now to manage Facebook Pages from […]

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Use Facebook Chat without opening Facebook.com

You may sometimes have difficulties connecting to Facebook.com which can be a problem if you need to chat with someone urgently. You can now use our Facebook login troubleshooting guide to restore […]

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How to upload photos like a Pro to Facebook

So you have that great set of photos from your last vacation, from Christmas dinner, your son's graduation or a wedding and want to upload them to Facebook to share them with […]

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Facebook puts privacy right in front of users

The problem with making changes on a popular site like Facebook is that there will always be a part of the user base that does not agree with the changes and dislikes […]

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Posting Instagram alternatives is not the solution to terms of service changes

By now you have probably read about Instagram's Terms of Service changes that go live on January 16, 2013 which is about a month from today on. Reddit is full of Instagram […]


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