Facebook seems to think that users are turning to the Social media giant to find and buy Christmas presents. And being that it is the season to be Jolly Facebook launches collection sharing for Christmas gift ideas Its to work with the collection feature that they rolled out last year to help you save, organise and find posts from friends or pages that you follow. Now with this new launch, you can now share a collection so that friend can view the content that you have gathered. Facebook launches collection sharing for Christmas gift ideas Its not just for Christmas But as you can see it's not just for Christmas - you can use it to share holiday location photos with people you are planning to on holiday with or recipe ideas that you have discovered on Facebook. Wedding planners can use it to share wedding ideas - the uses are endless. There seem to be a lot of new launches going on at the moment - Quora just introduced Spaces All you do is create the collection you might want to [...]
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On Tuesday at Facebook annual f8 developer conference Mark Zuckerberg informed us of a few new things that they are working on or are implementing - one of which was the news Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History. This is a great idea, just like how on your browser - ie Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge etc, you can go in to your settings and clear your history of all of the sites you have looked at, apps you have interacted with, everything you have clicked on or clear the cookies from those sites. Facebook is going to have the same thing...! We hadn't written about Facebook since our post on how to download your Facebook data. After Facebook's privacy practices were put under investigation, but now we have some action! Facebook Working on New Features such as Clear History So with Facebooks new Clear History option, you will just be able to click a button to clear all of that information - Cookies and History from your account, you will also be able to just turn [...]
Facebook's privacy practices are now under investigation, as confirmed by the Federal Trade Commission and everyone is asking what has Facebook got on me and How can I download a copy of my Facebook data. Its been a while since I wrote about Facebook, its usually about scams or Facebook live but not this time, now people are not happy with Facebook, they have lost trust. Don't panic - its really easy to Download your information and you can then see, if it's worse than you thought. Although its not likely to be all of the data since you joined Facebook, stuff that has been deleted will have been deleted from Facebook's servers. Facebook help say this... Remember, most of your Facebook data is available to you by logging into your account. Also note the categories of data we receive, collect, and save may change over time. We'll update these tables if that happens. So what they are saying is most of the information here, is readily available on your account - either stuff you have shared with the world (your [...]
Facebook has just introduced Messenger Kids, a new app for kids ... and families to connect. I was a bit dubious about this at first but parents do have a lot of control and it doesn't give your kid a facebook account, you still have to be over 13 for that. I thought it might be helpful to bypass all the fluff about it and just show you How do Parents set up Facebooks New Messenger Kids. Just quickly though... What is Facebooks New Messenger Kids Firstly its a new Facebook messenger app just for kids which controlled via a parents Facebook account, so unlikely to be hacked. Unless the kids know your password, which I'm sure some kids do know their parents passwords. Maybe this will help. I'm sure every safety feature you can think of has been added after Youtube has been forced to toughen up its rules to protect families. Facebook said Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones, but often have questions and concerns about how their kids use them and which [...]
Video on our Facebook profile picture has been with us for a while but since I added a goofy video to my Facebook profile, people have been amazed this was available so I thought I'd quickly tell you How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook. In 2015 Facebook started rolling out video Facebook pictures, it was actually at the same time that we were able to pin featured photos at the top of our profiles and have temporary profile pics. This was surprisingly also around the time that Snapchat added profile GIFs not that Facebook every copies anyone. I think video profile pictures are really funky idea, its fun and it gets people to see the real you - its harder to fake a video, well I know you can but it takes a little more effort. So lets get right to it, its so simple you will have wondered why you never did it before. How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook First of all, [...]
If your Facebook page is really busy and getting lots of comments and messages, you might benefit a chatbot. Facebook has a free one and this is How to set up response assistant on your Facebook page. Response assistant will reply to any messages you get, with a message right away telling people you have got the message and you will get back to them right away. Or in fact, you can put any message that you wish as a response. This will really help if you do get lots of enquires and are struggling to reply to people right away. Its important to reply as soon as possible, not only does your client expect it but Facebook shows the response time and response rate of pages for all to see. And this can affect the algorithms make your page seen even less. How to set up response assistant on your Facebook page So, its very simple and in just a few steps you can have your own little bot, answering messages for you. I am not a bot lover, I like [...]
There appears to be a bug on some Facebook pages during creation of the page - and you might be thinking, Why can't I get my Facebook Username or Custom URL You try to enter your prefered username and Facebook sends up a message saying Username isn't available - This Page isn't eligible to have a username. It used to be that you had to have 25 likes to get your username or Custom URL. but for some time now that hasn’t been necessary. Why can't I get my Facebook Username or Custom URL So, you’ve created a new page or maybe you are finally getting around to creating your page username, not sure why you waited so long to do that, that should be done right away but still. Know you know that having a page username will make your page found easier. This is what happens is as you begin to type in your username, a red message pops up - This page isn’t eligible to have a username - and as you keep typing this message disappears and [...]
There was an update on the Facebook app recently which prevented me from being able to Switch between two profile accounts on Facebook. Since once click log in was introduced I've never even thought about how to do this, it was just so easy just to click on the profile picture of the facebook acount - but now I had to enter an email and password everytime I needed to go to another profile account. Of course on Facebook, you aren't allowed to have two profile accounts but you might like me, have to run other people's accounts for them or you might have family that want to use your phone to get to their own accounts. which I've had to do on holiday when no-one else had data! On Facebook its different its allowed and easy to add multiple Instagram accounts What Facebook Say About Multiple Accounts Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities. It's against the Facebook Community Standards to maintain more than one personal account. If you want to represent your business, organization, brand or [...]