9 Facebook features for frequent users

Facebook often gets a lot of publicity when it makes major changes to its Web layout, but other features slip through the cracks. Here are nine features via Mashable that you might not have realized Facebook offered.

1. Social reader privacy

Perhaps you enjoy articles from social readers but don't want all of your friends to know what you're up to. By accessing the "Account Settings" menu and then the "Apps" tab, you can choose who can see what you are reading online.

2. Creating a list

Facebook now allows you to make lists to create a news feed based on your interests. This feature is similar to a list on Twitter, and the Facebook version can comprise people, friends and subscriptions. Under the "Interests" section of your homepage, select "Add Interests," and then "Create List."

3. Mapping photos

You can show where you have traveled by mapping your Facebook photos. After you have uploaded your photos, choose the "Add Photos to Map" option and enter any information you want about where you were at the time the photos were taken.

4. Repositioning photos

Facebook now allows you to move a photo within the frame to make it appear best on your timeline. Click on the "Pencil" icon in the top-right corner and select "reposition photo" to alter your image.

5. Hiding from friends

Facebook allows you to be seen as "offline" while staying on the website. This will keep you invisible to "friends" with whom you might not want to chat all the time. In your chat list, click on a name and choose "Go Offline to [friend's name]" under the menu bar in the chat window.

6. Previewing tags

Are you paranoid that a friend might tag you in a photo that you would rather not have anyone see? Facebook allows you to review tags before posts and photos show up on your timeline. Go to "Privacy Settings" from your homepage and click next to "Timeline and Tagging" to adjust your settings as desired.

7. Keeping your news feed clean

Tired of all those posts your friends are making about Facebook apps and pages that you really don't care about? Now you can choose to keep some types of posts off your timeline. Go to the pencil icon on the homepage, then select "News Feed" and "Edit Settings."

8. Creating a secret group

Need to plan a surprise party or talk about a subject without the whole world discovering it? You can create a secret group with select friends to have your conversations, plans and debates. This is identical to any other group, but be sure to select "secret" from the drop-down menu.

9. Upload high-quality photos

This is a simple trick to make your Facebook photos look better. Check the "High Quality" box before you upload your photos, and the resolution will be higher.
 

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Read more

Fans call to #BoycottHershey after import ban of British chocolate Fans call to #BoycottHershey after import ban of British chocolate

Chocolate buffs are clamoring for the Hershey Co. to "gimme a break" after the chocolate manufacturer reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars.

Brazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 war tanks Brazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 war tanks

Brazilian police say a raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.

New puppy surprise causes overwhelming joy (VIDEO) New puppy surprise causes overwhelming joy (VIDEO)

A priceless reaction occurred when a mom surprised her two children with a new puppy.
 

Rancho Valencia, The Lodge at Sea Island: U.S. News picks best hotels for 2015 Rancho Valencia, The Lodge at Sea Island: U.S. News picks best hotels for 2015

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa took the top U.S. spot in U.S. News & World Report's fifth annual "Best Hotels of 2015" list.

Instagram Tops Twitter Instagram Tops Twitter

First, Facebook was the "it" girl of social media. Then, Twitter came into the spotlight and now Instagram has officially topped Twitter in popularity. The List's Ariel Wesler talks to social media expert, Chris Kline (ABC15) about the major shift and what to expect in 2015. See the full story now, on The List!

Janelle Jones: Woman handed bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru Janelle Jones: Woman handed bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

Her husband says he and his wife are Jehovah's Witnesses, and that "Jehovah sees everything."

'Humans of New York': Boy's kind words for principal pave way for class trip to Harvard

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

WATCH: Baby suffering from genetic condition gets glasses, sees mom for the first time WATCH: Baby suffering from genetic condition gets glasses, sees mom for the first time

Louise, a 7-month-old girl who suffers from a genetic condition that affects her sight, got to see her mother for the very first time thanks to some new glasses, and the precious moment was all caught on camera.

'Peekaboo Twins' video shows babies entertaining themselves with a game of peekaboo

If you're looking for a distraction today in the form of cute babies... look no further than "Peekaboo Twins."

VIDEO: Archer Lars Andersen shows his amazing skills firing a bow and arrow VIDEO: Archer Lars Andersen shows his amazing skills firing a bow and arrow

A video of Danish archer Lars Andersen showing his incredible skills with a bow and arrow has gone viral.