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.
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!
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.
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!
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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