Top 5 Facebook Hacks
Pssst! We're lifting the lid on the five secret Facebook hacks you never knew.
How well do you know how to use Facebook? From remotely logging out of Facebook to secret chat hacks, we round up our favourite five tricks.
Impress Your Friends with this Secret Facebook Game
Send the basketball emoji to a friend via Facebook Messenger to unlock an addictive app-based basketball game. Once you’ve tapped the emoji a hoop and basketball will appear on a white screen - the aim of the game is to score as many points as you can using your finger. Once you net 10 consecutive baskets, things start to get a little trickier and the backboard will begin moving.
Remotely Log Out of Facebook
Forgetting to log out of Facebook on a friend's device or a public computer can prove to be a real problem, which is why Facebook has invented this clever way to keep your profile safe. To find out where you’re logged in, head over to "Security Settings". This page will tell you where you're logged in, when you logged in, and how to "End activity", so no one else is able to access your profile.
Disable "Seen" Notifications On Facebook Messenger
There’s not a way that you can disable automatic read receipts through Facebook directly, but there are plenty of third-party apps that you can turn to instead. One of the most popular tools is a program called ‘Unseen’. Once you download it, the read-receipts will appear no more.
See Everything You've Ever Liked and Posted
If you love checking Time Hop, you’ll love this next Facebook hack! The site’s Activity Log gives you an in-depth look back at everything that you've commented on, liked, uploaded, posted and shared. It’s basically a giant timeline of your activity on Facebook . It's a feature that only you can see but it's fun to browse nonetheless. Click on "View Activity Log" on the top right of your profile to see who you were stalking back in 2010…
Random Acts of Cuteness
If one of your friends is feeling down, nothing will brighten their day like a picture of a cute cat or an adorable puppy. To unlock your daily dose of cuteness, open up Facebook Chat and type @dailycute into the message box. This will instantly grab a cute picture and send it to your friend.
Words by Dan Flay