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What It Means to Be Friends on Facebook

In many ways, a Facebook Friend is the same as a real-life friend. These are the people you hang out with, keep in touch with, care about, and want to publicly acknowledge as friends. These aren’t people [more…]

How to Limit Who Can See Your Facebook Interests Section

There may come a time when you don’t want someone on Facebook to see your interests section. Interests are sorted into categories like Movies, Music, Books, and so on. For your TV Shows section, for example [more…]

How to Use Facebook’s Privacy Shortcuts

There are actually so many settings related to privacy on Facebook that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why the Privacy Shortcuts menu comes in handy. It helps direct you to the settings you’ll [more…]

How to Control Your Facebook Ad Info

The Facebook Ads section of the settings page has two settings, both of which require a lot of explanation. The first setting, called Third Party Sites, is perhaps the most confusing because it’s a setting [more…]

How to Control Your Facebook Timeline Privacy

In addition to the content you post, you can control the information that you’ve entered in the About and Interests sections of your Facebook Timeline. This may be a wise choice if you use Facebook for [more…]

How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Business

A Facebook Page isn’t equivalent to an account. Rather, it’s an entity on Facebook that can be managed by many people with their own distinct accounts. Before you get started, read the [more…]

How to Promote Your Business with Your Facebook Page

After completing the previously described steps, you’ll be looking at a fairly empty Page Timeline. If the idea of filling it up with posts gets your blood pumping, read on. If you need to take a break [more…]

Understanding Facebook Pages

You can do many of the same things with Facebook Pages that you can do with friends — write on their Timelines, tag them in status updates, and so on. The main difference is that instead of friending Pages [more…]

Find Out Who Is Using Your Facebook Page

Forty-eight hours after creating your Official Facebook Page, you start to see exactly how people are engaging with it. From the Admin Panel, look for the graph at the bottom, and next to Insights, click [more…]

How to Send a Message on Facebook

You can generate Facebook’s basic New Message Window by clicking the Messages shortcut in the big blue bar on top (it looks like two overlapping word bubbles) and clicking the Send a New Message link from [more…]

How to Share Content on Facebook

You’ve probably noticed the word share being used a lot on Facebook. In addition to the Share box at the top of your News Feed and Timeline, Facebook has a specific Share feature, designed to make it easy [more…]

How to Use Facebook Mail

Depending on your settings and whether you’re logged in to Facebook, when you receive a new message, you see either a new chat window open up or a little red flag on your Home page over the Messages icon [more…]

How to Use the Facebook Inboxes

After you’re comfortable sending and receiving messages to and from your Facebook friends, it’s time to find out about the Inbox, where all your messages are collected for easy viewing at any time. Facebook’s [more…]

How to Send a Friend Request on Facebook

Now that you have entered into the social world of Facebook, it’s time to send some friend requests, and maybe even accept some pending ones. If you’re new to Facebook, you probably have a list of people [more…]

How to Accept a Friend Request on Facebook

When you receive a new friend request from Facebook, a little red flag appears over the Friends icon in the big blue bar on top of each page. You may also be notified in your e-mail or on your phone. The [more…]

How to Import an Address Book into Facebook

Instead of creating a whole new address book for Facebook contacts, you can import an existing address book. If you’re someone who uses a desktop e-mail client [more…]

How to Find Classmates and Co-Workers on Facebook

Facebook’s Friend Finder works by looking for large groups of people you might want to become friends with. A common assumption is that you’ll want to become friends with people you’ve gone to school with [more…]

How to Search for a Specific Person on Facebook

Facebook’s Friend Finder is a great way to build your Friend List quickly without a lot of work. After you build it a bit, though, what if you find other people who may want to be your friends? Facebook [more…]

How to Manage Facebook Friend Lists

Friend Lists (capital L) are subsets of your giant list of Facebook friends (lowercase l). Confused yet? Friend Lists are a way of organizing your friends into lists to make your Facebook experience even [more…]

How to Edit Your Facebook Smart Lists

Smart Lists are the lists that Facebook makes on your behalf. These lists are created automatically based on your interactions with your friends and shared characteristics of your friends. Here are some [more…]

How to Create a Facebook Friend List

Facebook Smart Lists can usually help you figure out whom you want to share your own posts with. But sometimes you may want a specific list that Facebook can’t figure out. This might be a sub-sub-group [more…]

How to Unfriend Someone on Facebook

It happens to everyone: After a while, you start to feel like a few people are cluttering up Facebook for you and want to unfriend some. Maybe you just feel like you have too many friends, or maybe you [more…]

How to See a Facebook Friendship Page

After you’ve been on Facebook for a while, you’ll likely find that you’ve littered your closest friends’ Timelines with posts, tagged photos, and invitations. Facebook offers a quick way to see all the [more…]

How to Post on a Friend’s Facebook Timeline

Your News Feed pulls posts that your Facebook friends make into one place so you can read them all at once. But sometimes you want to read all about just one person. Fortunately, all their posts have been [more…]

How to Like and Make Comments on Facebook Posts

In addition to leaving a Timeline post, you can interact with your friends on Facebook by commenting on or liking the things they post. Frequently, people post things that you want to respond to. You may [more…]

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