You may have noticed that Facebook has ‘helpfully’ given you a new ‘feature’: Facebook event reminder notifications. Even for events which you have not accepted, and have no intention of attending!
If you have ever hidden something from your Facebook timeline, and now want to have it appear on your Facebook timeline again, here is the information you need to unhide something from your Facebook timeline.
If you are like countless other users who are tired of autoplay videos on Facebook (and other websites), here is how to stop videos from automatically playing on Facebook and other sites, on your iPhone or Android phone, and in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and even Internet Explorer (IE).
In an inexplicable move, Facebook is now facilitating and allowing its advertisers to use racial profiling in targeting their ads. They say it’s so that advertisers have the ability to exclude race groups as they test their marketing.
If your Facebook account has been hacked (or really if any account has been hacked), first of all, don’t take it personally (unless, of course, it was hacked by someone you know, then perhaps take it personally). Also, don’t freak out. What it most likely means is that you used a password that was easy (for a computer) to guess. Here’s what to do when wondering “my Facebook account has been hacked, what should I do?”. Most of these steps are also appropriate if any other of your accounts have been hacked, such as your Twitter account, your Gmail account, your LinkedIn account, or even your bank account.
Facebook announced yesterday that in response to a report that Facebook commissioned, which found that 70 million Americans (and almost 200 million people worldwide) use adblockers, Facebook advertising code is now being designed to get around advertising blockers. So far these changes only affect the desktop version (i.e. what you see with your web browser), and not the mobile version of Facebook.
If you have noticed that ads from Facebook (not for Facebook, from Facebook) are now showing up in apps on your phone or tablet, you’re not alone. Facebook announced the ‘Audience Network’ (FAN) in 2014, which is a way for advertisers on Facebook to extend their reach (and their ads) into non-Facebook apps, and it seems that more and more app-makers are serving up these ads in their apps in order to generate advertising revenue.
You know how sometimes you will post a photo to Facebook along with some text in the post, and then later you want to remove the photo without deleting the post? It seems impossible, but you can do it, with a caveat. Here’s how to delete the picture but not the post on Facebook.
City Park Apartments, an apartment complex in Salt Lake City, Utah, has aroused the ire – and ridicule – of the interwebs by posting a lease addendum on each of their tenants’ doors last Thursday, advising their tenants to “like” City Park Apartments on Facebook, or face being in breach of contract. (Full text of the City Park Facebook Addendum below.)
We’ve been telling readers for years that you need to be very careful about what you say and post on social media, whether Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or other sites. It can be used against you in divorce proceedings, in lawsuits and criminal trials, and, of course, in the court of popular opinion. Now add another place it can be used against you to the list: during the background check for your Federal security clearance. (Full text of directive below.)
Fakamalo Kihe Eiki and his wife headed to the hospital to give birth to their son right after her water broke. And, as many fathers before him, around the world, have done, Eiki brought a camera with him. What makes their story unique is that the camera was on his smartphone, and that he livestreamed the video of the birth on Facebook.
Back in 2014 Facebook announced that it was discontinuing the Facebook email service (where people could email you at email@example.com). That’s because it wasn’t very popular. But just in case you were one of the handful of people who used your @facebook.com email address, they kept a forwarding service on so that your Facebook email address would still forward to your address of record at Facebook. However, now Facebook has finally completely shut down the email service, including email forwarding.
If you are trying to share something from a website by posting it to your Facebook timeline through that site’s Facebook Like, Share, or Recommend button, and you can’t figure out how to change the privacy setting for that share from ‘Only Me’ to ‘Friends’ or ‘Public’, here’s how to do it. After all, if you’re sharing it, you probably want others to see it!
More people are seeing Facebook showing them ‘posts you haven’t seen’ on their friends’ timelines, instead of all of the posts – and they don’t like it one little bit. Once your account has been marked as having ‘seen’ something your friend posts (even if on your Facebook home page), if you go to their profile to find that post again, it has vanished, as Facebook shows you their ‘posts you haven’t seen’. Fortunately getting those missing posts back and seeing all of your friends’ posts again is easy – here’s how.