Facebook is an amazing social media channel where there are always lots of new features. However, that also can make it difficult to keep track of everything that’s happening. So, we’ve created our top ten list of things you might not know about Facebook.
1. 1.55 billion monthly active Facebook users
The social network has 1.55 billion users, which is a 14 percent increase year on year. What does this mean for you? Well, statistically, Facebook is too big to ignore. (Source: Facebook as of 9/30/15)
2. Facebook’s ‘friend finder’ feature in illegal in Germany
This feature crawls your email list and then sends invitations to all of your friends who are not yet in the social network. Earlier this month, the federal court of justice in Germany determined that Facebook’s “friend finder” feature constitutes harassment, upholding decisions previously issued by two lower courts.
3. Facebook Messenger could come to the Mac as its own app
According to TechCrunch, a Facebook employee has been spotted using the Messenger Mac app. Here’s a photo of what the app seems to look like:
4. You don’t need a Facebook account to use Messenger
Most people don’t know that you don’t need a Facebook account to be able to use the app. Also, there is a stand-alone website for Messenger!
5. You can request an Uber from Messenger
Tab the more button in a conversation and select ‘transportation’. From there you’ll be able to ask for a ride.
6. You can make a payment (U.S only for now)
Facebook Messenger allows you to transfer money to your friends. Users who add their debit card information in Messenger’s settings section can send payments by starting a conversation with one or more friends, picking the “$” icon that appears in the row above the software keyboard, and tapping “Pay.”
7. Share photos instantly with facial recognition
Facebook Photo Magic feature uses facial recognition; perfect on a Sunday morning to share all your pics from the night before!
8. Downloads all your Facebook data in a ZIP file
This includes, contacts, photos, video, posts… Really handy if you are thinking of closing your account and you want to keep a copy of everything.
Here is how you do it:
9. Set profile pictures with timing … AND add a video profile avatar on mobile devices!
Facebook recently introduced the option of adding a short video to your profile. Click here to learn how to do this.
Or, you can now set your profile picture to be changed for certain hours or days. Great for special occasions like: football matches, birthdays, or to show your support for a cause.
10. Create an Instagram Campaign from your Facebook Adverts
After Facebook, Instagram is the second leading social network that people to interact on. so, it makes sense to be using it too.
“We used lookalike audiences to reach people like our website visitors on Instagram and Facebook. Our cost per order for Instagram ads is the same as it is for Facebook ads, so, in effect, Instagram has expanded our ability to drive orders and revenue from our website visitors and new customers.” – Griffin Thall, CEO / Co-Founder, Pura Vida Bracelets
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