Sneaky Tricks to Improve Facebook

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So, back to Facebook.  Did you know that you can mute annoying people, shut off those annoying game requests, save recipes or other Facebook posts that you like, and also shut off notification for endlessly long discussions?  Neither did I, but I know now!

I’m going to show you my FAVORITE tip – the shut-off notification option.  All of these can be found in the same place – this very powerful little button that hovers at the top of every Facebook post.

Incredibly useful button that is at the top of every Facebook post. This is your gateway to making FB enjoyable again!

 

Let’s say, someone posts a picture of their cute new baby, or their dog dies or something sad.  You want to say something and acknowledge what they’re going through, but you know that there are going to be like 50 other posters who are going to come along and say exactly the same thing.  Mama ain’t got time for that!  So, you just click on that little magic button and just Click Turn Off Notifications and voila!  You are free – you’re WELCOME!

Hint – You may need to turn ON notifications first and then click it a second time to turn them OFF.  But hey, it works!

How to turn OFF notifications in Facebook.

 

Next, I will show you how to get rid of those pesky friends who drive you crazy.  The ones who are always posting cat photos, or trying to tell you that Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg is going to give us all a million dollars.  Or the Vague-booker who posts about various mysterious dramas going on in their life.  Maybe they are even a family member, so you don’t want the drama of unfriending them.  But you can MUTE them, so their yucky dramas do NOT show up in your feed.

This is the MUTE button for all game requests and particularly pesky FB friends. No unfriending, no drama, just peace and quiet!

You can MUTE people, so their mysterious dramas do NOT show up in your feed Click To Tweet

Then it will take you to a screen where you can tell them if you’d like to see fewer posts from this person, or fewer posts about this topic.  This also works brilliantly for those pesky game requests too.  Those are SOOOO annoying.  So, the minute a new game comes out, I just mute it.

And finally, you can save a thread that you want to come back to.  Maybe a craft or a recipe you want to reference later.  It will save a copy of it in your sidebar.  Yes, brilliant, I know!

If you have a post you want to come back later and maybe look at comments or add something to it, just click on this and it will save it in your sidebar.

 

I also use a plug-in I’ve found called Social Fixer.  You can just search on it from any Facebook page.  It sorts my feed so that the things I WANT to see first are at the top of my feed, rather than what Facebook WANTS me to see!  There’s actually lots of options for it, but that’s the only one I care about.

I hope these tips will help you to start Liking Facebook again.  It’s gotten pretty annoying in recent years, so I’m glad we have a few tools to make it behave itself.

 


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  1. Those are great tips. This past week I discovered another annoying thing in FB. I post links on the pages I manage, and as soon as I paste in the link, my FB account freezes and I have to close it. Sometimes I can share if I post the link on my own timeline, but I don’t always want to do that. Has that happened to you?

    • That’s interesting. Mine doesn’t do that, but it posts weird links for my posts sometimes. Usually, it pulls photos from some of my page ads, which is pretty annoying. I’ve got a good tech person if you can’t resolve it.

  2. Great tips!! I’m going to check social fixer out-FB has annoyed me for ages with their way of showing me what THEY think I want to see.

  3. Great post, Adrian! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Side note: I really love Canva, too! So great for making Pinterest-friendly graphics! And thank you so much for the great Facebook tips, Adrian! Facebook is such a powerful tool, and it’s always so helpful to hear what works for everyone else so we can try new tactics to increase engagement and how many people see our posts!

  5. SITSBlogging brought me here 🙂 Well, welcome back from your hiatus, and YES…Canva is EVERYTHING!! Love it!

  6. These are great tips! I can’t wait to put them into practice. I had no idea you can mute those game requests. I have been avoiding liking friends posts because I did not want to be apart of the 150 comment notification about it too! Yay!

  7. Great tips, Adrian! I’ve definitely used these controls to remove a few crazy friends and uncles from my Facebook news feed. And so glad you found Canva–it is an AMAZING resource! I use it all the time for blog graphics, webinar graphics, and even Facebook ads.

  8. but I like cat pictures (says the cat blogger)

  9. Awesome tips, love the turn off post feature you will set me free!

  10. Thanks for the tips, Adrian. I appreciate it! 🙂

  11. Thanks for these tips. I knew about the first two but I have never heard of Social Fixer. Going to check that out now. Stopping by from SITS. Thanks!

  12. DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

    Thanks for the tips. Numbers 3 and 4 are things I’ve never heard of but will start doing now. Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.

    • That’s just what I LOVE to hear. I love it when my tips help people and Facebook is SO annoying, I’m glad to help get it under control.

  13. I haven’t heard of social fixer, I’ll have to check that out. Well I am curious about that awesome course you’re taking. I’ve thought about it, but with working full time and baby, I barely have time to blog, let alone learn about blogging haha. I’ll be watching the changes you make 🙂

    • I hear ya. I’m a bit busy myself, but I’ll be happy for the extra income I’ll be earning once I figure out all this NEW stuff. It’s sooooo much. And yes, check out Social Fixer, it’s wonderful.

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