Showing posts with label Facebook guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook guide. Show all posts

Friday, June 4, 2010

Difference between News Feed and Wall on Facebook

If you wondering what's the difference between your News Feed and Wall on Facebook. There have been many people what actually would like to know the difference. News Feed was a fairly new addition while the wall was something everyone was used to. Once Facebook launched the News Feed the Wall began to play a secondary role so to speak.

News Feed

This is what your greeted with as soon as you login to Facebook. Here to get to see what your friends have been up to. Who has been playing what game and also their recent achievements. To get to see photos and videos shared with you by your friends and all the rest of it. 

The purpose of the wall is for sharing in a social sense. You and your friends get to share stuff and comment each other's posts. But both of you guys also have friends who know either one of you both not both of you. This is called "Friends of Friends" by Facebook. Since there are two people who are sharing and have a separate list of friends. Everyone gets to see posts and updates made by you. The News Feed is a very public place.

let's say a friend of yours has got a new car and posted pics of the same. This appears on your news feed and you now know that your friend has a new car. You reply to the feed and drool over the same if it is a nice one of course. This is seen by both off you and all your friends. Which means friends of both parties get to see it too.

On the News Feed you can also share links. If you are surfing the web and you come across something you really like and want to share with your Facebook friends. More often than not that site would have a Facebook Share button that allows you to connect to Facebook and share the same with your friends and this gets posted to your News Feed.

It's a very public and community thing


The wall on the other hand is a place where all your personal stuff is placed. If a friend wants to know specifically what you've been up to on Facebook, they would need to click on your name and they land on your wall. Your Wall is your personal space on Facebook. Here people can find more info about you. Photos and videos you might have uploaded. If you play Facebook games some specials might get posted to your wall. Since many collectible and rare items from many social games like PetVille and FarmVille post to your wall. Where your friends can come and collect bonuses and rewards.

The wall therefore has a more personal feel to it and you get to control who sees what by adjusting your privacy settings and tunning it to your likes and dislikes.

Your wall would usually have your most recent activities like who you fiends with now. Likes to pages and groups you might like. Mostly when you click the "Like" button anywhere on Facebook or outside sites. This activity also shows up on your wall. Yes it comes to the News Feed but quickly vanishes. But it stays permanently on your wall. 

So, your wall shares more personal stuff about you on a more permanent basis while the news feed is something fast and flowing. 

If you would like more info on how to adjust your news feed and wall settings, please search our site for the same.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

How to block someone on Facebook

If you want to block someone on Facebook all ties you have with that person will be broken. They will not be able to contact you neither will they be able to find you on search. All friendships and relationships you have with that person will be broken. This will not apply to third party applications. So if both of you play the same game on Facebook you might still see each other as neighbors. So you will need to delete them from there too.

Here's how to block someone on Facebook

1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on Account (Top right hand corner)
3. Click on Privacy Settings
4. Click on Block Lists (Last link on the page) 
5. Start by entering the name of the person you wish to block. Click on block for a list of people to come up. Sort through the names if you have a large list of people and click "Block" next to their name. Unlike other applications on Facebook that automatically fill in people's names. Here you would need to type the name click block and there is a list of names thrown at you. Here you need to choose the person you wish to block and click the block button beside their name.

6. If you know the email ID if the person you wish to block you could also search through mail ID. simply add the mail ID and click block.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

How to adjust Activities settings on Facebook

You know how your activities on Facebook keep popping up on your wall and the News Feed of your friends. Telling people which group you joined, which page you like, who your friends with now. Well Facebook does offer customization options and you can actually choose who get to see you activities on fb. You can choose to share with friends, friends of friends, specific people or the 'only me' option.

To Adjust your activity settings

1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on Account (Top right hand corner)
3. Click on Privacy Settings
4. Click on Customize Settings
5. Click on the link " Friends, Tags and Connections"
6. Find "Activities" and use the button with the downward pointing arrow next to it

When you click the button beside "Activities" you get the following options to choose from.
a. Everyone. Anyone on Facebook can find you activities
b. Friends of Friends. All your friends connections get to see you activities
c. Friends Only. Only you friends, contacts and connections
d. Customize. When you click on customize you get two further options. 

Make this visible to: Here can can choose the option "Only Me" and only you will get to see your activities. You can also choose " These People" and start by entering their names. Once you have entered all their name click the "Save" button and you done

Hide this from: If there are certain people you would like to hide your activities from then start by entering their names and once you done click the "Save" button and you activities will be hidden from the specific people you choose. 

 Please leave feedback in the comments section. 

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Facebook: How to adjust settings for Photos and Videos you get Tagged in.

You and your friends have just come back from a vacation and you know the new cliche. "What happens on vacation stays on Facebook". Somehow all those wonderful videos and photos find their way to Facebook. You  might not be the one to put it up by some over enthusiastic individual might do so and tag you in a photo and video.

When you get tagged in a photo and video somehow the share button will spread the news. By default though you privacy is set to only me. You can also remove a tag anytime you find yourself in a photo or video by clicking the "Remove Tag" link below the post.

To Adjust your privacy settings for Photos and Videos of me this is what you would need to do.

1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on Account (Top right hand corner)
3. Click on Privacy Settings
4. Click on customize Settings
5. Click on the link "Friends, Tags and Connections"
6. Find the link which says "Photos and Videos of me" and click the button "Only Me" with the drop down arrow.

From the drop down arrow button you can choose who gets to see photos and videos you get tagged in.

a. Only Me. Whenever someone tags you in a photo or video only you get to see it
b. Everyone. All your friends get to see it
c. Friends of Friends. This will allow your friends and their friends to see it
d. Friends Only. Only your friends can see the tagged photos and videos
e. Customize. When you choose this option you have two further choices. Choose only a limited number of people to view your tagged photos and videos or choose to hide this from certain people. To hide it from certain people start by entering their name and click save once your done. So if you choose the "Make this visible to" option and then click on "Specific people" you can start by entering their name and by default their name will appear. You can choose to enter any number of names from your friends list and only they will be able to see the photos and videos you have been tagged in. 

You can also choose the "Only Me" option to make sure photos and videos tagged to you are visible to you only. You can later choose to allow others to see it. This is an important step and you should decide early if you want to use it. It just might save you a lot of headache in the future. 

This is a great options from group sharing and keeping those photos and videos only among a certain number of people. This options allows you to share those tagged photos and videos in private. 

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Facebook how to stop groups from publishing to your wall

By default Facebook has set your permission to ok. So if there is a group you belong to the group can publish information and other stuff to your wall. You might like it or might not like it if you belong to the latter there is a simple provision to stop groups from posting to your wall.

There are many reasons why owners of groups might want to publish something to your wall. One is to maybe keep you updated on the latest happenings within the group. Sometimes it could be pure spam. Groups owners wanting to make their groups a bit more famous by publishing info to people's walls.

Publishing on people's walls ensures that groups get the added visibility they seek and popularity that results from it. Whatever may be the reason if you want to stop Facebook groups from publishing stuff on your wall here is what you need to do to set permissions.

1. Login to Facebook.

2. Click on Account (Found on the top right hand corner)

3. Click on Application Settings

4. Find "Groups"

5. Beside Groups click the "Edit Settings" button

6. Click on "Additional Permissions"

7. Uncheck the "Publish Content To My Wall". Found Below the link "Groups Has permission to:

8. Click the "Okay" button.

And you done. Groups will now not be able to publish content to your wall. This setting is universal and applies to all the groups you belong to. You do not need to do this one group at a time but once done becomes the groups default settings.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Facebook Photo and Album Settings

With the new privacy settings Facebook now by default shows your photos and albums to friends of friends. When users upload photos it is usually for friends but Facebook would like you to share after all it is a social network. To change these settings you would need to physically need to login to Facebook and manually choose the settings you desire.

How to adjust Facebook photo and album settings

1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on Privacy Settings
3. Click on Customize Settings

4. Click on Personal Information and Posts

5. Click the "Edit Settings" button beside "Photo Albums"

6. Click the small Arrow mark on the settings bar

7. The options that appear are (Everyone, Friends of Friends, Only friends and customize)

8. Choose the option that best suits your privacy concern.

The customize option helps you take your privacy to the next level.

When you click the customize option you can choose to show your photos to

a. Only Friends

b. Friends of Friends

c. Specific People

d. Only Me. So if you do not want to share you photos with anyone and you would like to be the only person who would like to view it then this option is for you.

There is one more further option to hide your photos from certain people. In the box provided start typing the name of the person you would like to hide your photos from and you can add names or lists and those people or list selected will not be able to view your photos and albums.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to unlike something on Facebook

You clicked on the 'Like' button on a Facebook page and now you want to remove yourself from that page. Some users have found the like button so annoying that there is now a 'Dislike Button' group. The new 'Like' button is so innocent but if you click on it you automatically become a fan of the page you like.


The old button 'Become a fan' at least warned people about the implications of clicking on it. The new button however does not. So it you have clicked the like button and are now a fan of a certain page that you would rather leave here is what you need to do.


Unlikeing on FacebookHow to Unlike Something on Facebook

1. Login to facebook.

2. Find the page you would like to leave. Search using the search bar on the top

3. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

4. On the left hand side tool bar you will find the 'Unlike' button

5. Click that and your done


How to find page on which I have clicked the like button.


1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on Profile

3. Click on Info

4. Under 'Likes and Interests' you find pages you like when you clicked on the 'Like' button. You have the option to edit these pages and provide more info or simple click on the page go all the way down and click the 'Unlike' button if you no longer wish to be a fan.

Update: You now can use 'Activity Log'.

The "Like" button can be found on sites all over the internet. If you did click the like button found on that site and now have decided to change you mind. Go back to that site and click that same button which would now read "Unlike"

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Facebook Applications and Websites Settings

Facebook has taken a considerable backlash this week in regards to it's latest privacy settings. It goes something like this. Facebook has decided to share your info on partner websites Microsoft, pandora and Yelp. Taking this liberty on themselves they have shipped user information to these sites so when you arrive on any of these websites you are provided with a personal experience.

Yes, this might work for some but not everyone is happy with this arrangement. without checking with people first Facebook has been sharing users info with other websites. For those who are pleased this does not prove a problem but for the rest this seems to have become a huge issue.

Since no website actually has the liberty to share anything about anybody without first getting their approval. Whatever be the case please find below instructions on how to correct this.

How to adjust Facebook Applications and Websites settings.

1. login to Faceok

2. Click on Account

3. Click on Privacy Settings

4. Click on Applications and websites

    (Control what information is available to Facebook-enhanced applications and websites)

5.Click on the edit button beside Instant Personalization Pilot Program
     (Control how select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their              websites)

6. Uncheck the box above the statement that appears below

Allow select partners to instantly personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites.

Please keep in mind that if you opt out, your friends may still share public Facebook information about you to personalize their experience on these partner sites unless you block the application.

Another way to do this is when you arrive at a Facebook partner website there is a notifications on the top right hand corner of the website. Informing you that you have arrived at a Facebook partner website by click on this notification you can opt-out by clicking 'No Thanks' on the blue Facebook notification on the top of a partner site.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Want to know who joined Facebook because of you?

Have you ever asked the question who joined Facebook because of me? would you like to know the impact you have had on Facebook and how many people have joined because of you.  Well found this info on


Works really nicely

Facebook now displays detailed invite history to all their users.

1. If you would like to know who all have joined Facebook because of you, go here.

2. If you would like to see a list of all people whom you have invited to join Facebook but they are yet to accept your invitation, go here.

3. If you like to know who in your friends circle has brought the maximum number of people to Facebook so far, go to

The Facebook Invites history page also gives an option to send email reminders to friends who are yet to join the social site incase your previous invites went unnoticed or if they landed in the junk folder.

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How to control the way you appear on Facebook search results

Every user would like to set their Facebook privacy in a way that is conducive to the reason they are on Facebook. Some users would not want to appear on search engines while other would want to be found on search engines like Google. It all depends on the reason why an individual has joined Facebook. For some it is just to share photos with family and friends which other are here to promote themselves and their small companies. Facebook allows you to control the way you appear on search results both within Facebook and on the web.

To set these privacy controls

1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on the Cog icon and choose Privacy Settings

3. Click on Privacy found on the left

4. You now have the options to set - who can see my stuff, who can see my future posts and limit the audience of past posts.

control the way you appear on Facebook search resultsUnder limit the audience of past posts -- you get to set the privacy options for posts you have been tagged in, shared with friends and shared with friends of friends.

Who can contact me -- set who can contact you on Facebook. So if you don't want people who are not friends of friends to contact you. Set the option here.

You can also set the option to not let search engines link to your Facebook profile. If you want to more about this setting  -- please check our post here.

Video below on how to stop search engines from linking to your Facebook profile

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups

This question is often asked by people who want to start a community thing on Facebook and have trouble deciding whether they need to start a group or a page.

One of the key differentiators between a page and a group is that a page is made more for public broadcast and it mainly run public figures and organizations to share info with this fans. A group however is more to do with community sharing and discussions around a particular topic by it's members.

This is basically the whole idea. Fan Pages however are created by people who like to share information about their fans and actually helps in generating more publicity.

If let's say you have started a new small business then you might want to create a page. Like if you have a hot dog stand and you want people to know you have special offers and maybe you move around quiet a bit then a page should do. But if on the other hand you want to discuss climate change in how to stop global warming, a group would serve the purpose as each topic can be discussed in detail.

There is however not much by way the setup when it comes to discussions. When you post something new to a group or a page members get the same three options. Comment Like Share. So pretty much follows the same rules of engagement.

Pages on Facebook however do get nice URL's whereas groups do not. Extra applications can be added to pages but not to groups. Facebook will also send visitor statistics for pages but not for groups. Facebook pages also have the option to be promoted via social ads on Facebook.

Pages have two walls one for the owner to write and the other for fans to write on. Pages also have tabs that help uncover more information.

Facebook with it's new change in it's button tag from "Become a Fan" to "Like" has changed the game around and you can now join any group or page by clicking the like button. Which pretty much does the same thing. Shows all you friends that you support either this page or this group and so we can conclude that. Pages work well for public figures like celebrities to keep this fans updated and informed. Groups cater more to social discussions wherein people can gather around a social cause, need, car and bike discussions etc.

Ferrari however would have a Page and not a group. Fans of Ferrari would revel in a group where other fans can come together and discuss.

Create a Facebook page.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Facebook | Account Disabled

For a number of reasons Facebook may shut down, disable or make temporarily unavailable an account. It could be because an account is suspect of inappropriate behavior like some sort of harassment, advertising, marketing, dating. All of these in access can get your account disabled. Things like harassment have zero tolerance on Facebook. That is what they say and it is quiet difficult to track but once tracked down an account will be disabled. 

If your account has been hacked or phished Facebook will shut it down there are appropriate channels to contact them and get it sorted out. Whatever the reason maybe accounts get disabled and you need to contact Facebook to get the issue resolved and sorted out. 

Find below detailed instructions from their help page

There are different reasons why you may not be able to access your account and unique ways to contact Facebook for each case. Therefore, it is important to be sure that you are using the correct channel when submitting a request for help. First, identify the correct reason why you are unable to access your account from the three reasons that are listed below. Then, follow the instructions listed by the reason that pertains to you.

Disabled for violating Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
Facebook accounts that have been reported or detected for policy violations may be disabled by Facebook. Possible reasons include, but are not restricted to:

Continued prohibited behavior after receiving a warning or multiple warnings from Facebook

Unsolicited contact with others for the purpose of harassment, advertising, promoting, dating, or other inappropriate conduct

Use of a fake name

Impersonation of a person or entity, or other misrepresentation of identity

Posted content that violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (this includes any obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit photos, as well as any photos that depict graphic violence. We also remove content, photo or written, that threatens, intimidates, harasses, or brings unwanted attention or embarrassment to an individual or group of people)

Please review Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to learn more about specific types of conduct and content that are not permitted on the site.

If you have not posted violating content or otherwise violated the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, click here

Security disabled
Accounts that have been reported or detected as hacked or phished may be disabled by Facebook. If you think your account was disabled for security reasons, refer to the Security section of the HelpCenter to find the correct contact form.

Can't log in due to access issues
If you are disabled, you will clearly see a "Disabled" message when you try to log in to your account. If you do not see this message, then your account is not disabled and you are simply experiencing login issues. You should refer to the Login and Password section of the HelpCenter to find the correct contact form.

Examples of login issues include:

Inability to log in due to password problems

Inability to log in due to an error message (e.g., "Site Maintenance," "Invalid/Unregistered Email Address," etc.)

Inability to log in due to forgetting one's login email address or password

Other technical difficulties accessing Facebook

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How to hide News Feed updates, applications and stories in Facebook

Well you want to stop all those annoying stories from appearing on your News Feed in Facebook. You joined a quiz and up comes all those annoying updates, or maybe you want your daily horoscope but everyday it pops up on your News Feed. All your friends get to see it and it starts to get annoying. An application also keeps updating all recent activity. There are simple and easy steps to get rid of it and be done with it.

Maybe it's one of your friends who cannot stop updating their stories on Facebook and you have had enough. You do not want these constant updated and would rather stop it. You still want your friend but not their constant updated. Well here goes. The process is simply to stop all this and continue your Facebook experience.

1. Login to Facebook
2. Hover over the updated or story you would like to stop from appearing on your News Feed
3. As you hover a "Hide" button will appear
4. If you want to stop seeing a friends update. Once you click on hide a further button appears. Asking you if you would like to "Hide Friends Name" click yes if you want to or no to cancel and continue seeing their updates.
5. If it is from an application like a game or a quiz. Once you click the hide button a further button appears asking if you would like to "Hide Application Name" click yes to hide and no to continue receiving the updates.
6. Your Done.

This will help you decide which updates, applications and stories you would like to stop appearing on your New Feed.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

How to block someone on Facebook

How to block someone on Facebook. You know those types someone who you find very annoying and don't want them constantly on your profile. Maybe it's you Ex as is most usually the case. Blocking someone is mutual and both parties will become invisible to each other.

To Block Someone

1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on "Account"

3. Click on "Privacy Settings"

4. Click on "Block List"

Block List

Control who can interact with you on Facebook

5. You have two options either enter the person's name or the person's email. Once their full name appears click on block
6. Your Done

There are three ways to block someone:

Go to the Privacy Settings page and click "Block List." Enter the name or email address of the person you want to block in the appropriate field and click "Block."

If you cannot find someone using the Person search field, try going to their profile page. You can block them by navigating to the "Report/Block this Person" link at the bottom of their profile page. Once you click this link, check the "Block this person" box and then click "Submit."

Lastly, please note that you can block someone through the "Report" link located next to messages in your Inbox.

People will not be notified when you block them. If you are unable to block someone using any of the methods listed above, it is possible that they have left Facebook or have restricted their privacy settings. 

If you cannot block someone and would like to prevent them from viewing your profile, you can adjust your Privacy Settings accordingly. 

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On Facebook you must now link to pages or sections of your profile will remain empty

Facebook has now announced that a lot of your info will not be available if it is not linked to a page.

"Uncheck any Page you don't want to link to. Linking to education and work Pages may also create additional Pages, such as for your major or job title. If you don't link to any Pages, these sections on your profile will be empty. By linking your profile to Pages, you will be making these connections public."

"If you don't link to any Pages, the following sections on your profile will be empty:

Work and Education
Current City
Likes and Interests"
Where did some of my profile information go?

The sections of your profile now link to Pages that reflect your interests. You haven't added any yet, but we matched your current profile info to related Pages.
So these are some of the sections of your profile that is going to remain empty if you do not link to facebook pages. Once you link to a facebook page your connections will be made public.
This is one change that is sure to cause panic among users concerned about their privacy.
let us know what you think.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Facebook announces the 'Like' button instead of the 'Become a fan'

Remember the "Become a Fan' button that used to what you would click to become a fan of a page you like. Well that is not going to be the case anymore. Facebook has introduced the 'Like' button instead. 

Introducing the Like button

Starting today people will be able to connect with your Page by clicking “Like” rather than “Become a Fan.” We hope this action will feel much more lightweight, and that it will increase the number of connections made across the site

This is a significant step in the simplification of Facebook with the "Become a Fan" button seeming to tell users that they are now a fan and therefore a burden needs to be carried. All users need to do now is like a page and be able to follow it. 

Once users’ click on the “like” button it shows up in the users activity stream.

Websites will also be able to add the “Like” button to their websites and offer customizations to users such as showing them which articles their friends liked and which restaurants they visited.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

How to add or upload a photo or video to your Facebook News Feed update via email

You can send photos and videos directly to your Facebook status updates via email. Making it easier for people who do not have Facebook access let's say at office but would like to really update their status immediately. Sharing those great photos you took on your holiday and what not. 

To get your personalized email ID to use with your Facebook status update you would first need to login to Facebook. Click your News Feed, then click on the tiny video icon photo icon. This is the option you get.

Select an image file on your computer.

Or upload via email

Once you click on upload via email this is the pop up window you get with the options found below. The email ID given to you is private and should not be shared. If you do share it you run the risk of finding your status update being done by other people. You really don't want that

Use a personalized upload email to post status updates or send photos and videos straight to your profile. Your personal upload email is:

Send my upload email to me now.


  • This is *your* personal email - don't share it with anyone.

  • The email subject will be used as the caption of your photo or video if your email contains photo or video.

  • The email subject will be used as your updated status if your email contains no photo or video.

  • Save your upload email as a contact for easy access.

  • Photos and videos uploaded via email are visible to everyone by default. You can change this for any album from the site itself.

  • Anytime you want, refresh your upload email.

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How to unlike Facebook pages

Maybe your one of those people who accidental clicked on "Become a Fan" on a page you did not really want to be a fan of, or you simply have become a fan of too many pages and now you want to clear up your favorite pages section whatever it may be it is an easy process. You you stop becoming a fan of a page it will no longer appear in your favorite pages section. If you would like to clear up all your pages and have none appear on your favorite pages section you would need to un-fan yourself from all the pages you are a fan of. Using the word un-fan with your permission.

Become a Fan has now been changed to Like. Now when you click on Like on a Facebook page you automatically become a fan. The way to not be a fan anymore is to click the 'Unlike'button on a page. Once you click on Unlike, the page is removed from your profile and you will not longer receive status updates from that page.
 How to unlike facebook pages

How to Unlike Facebook pages

1. Login to Facebook

2. Go to the page you want to Unlike

3. Click on liked

4. At the bottom is the option to Unlike

5. Click on it and you're done.

Please find below the older method.

How to remove myself from a Facebook page

1. Login to your Facebook account.
2. Click on "Profile"
3. Click on "Info"
4. Under pages click on the page you would like to delete or remove.
5. You will be taken to the actual page.
6. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, just below fans you will find "Remove Me from Fans"
7. Click on Remove me from fans
8. You're done

This page will no longer appear in your favorite page list and you will no longer be a fan of this page.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to tag someone in a Facebook Status update

With the introduction if the @ reply or tag feature in Facebook it is now easy to tag someone in a status updated. You can tag as many friends as you want. You can also tag pages, event, applications and groups. This feature has simplified things on Facebook and made it easier to share specifically with friends. You can share just about anything by using the "@" feature on Facebook. Tagging on Facebook allows you to tag just about anything. If tagging of photos and videos would be made available it would be really cool.

1. You can use the tag feature anywhere in you status update
2. Type the @ symbol
3. Beside it start typing the name of you friend
4. A drop down list appears and you can choose who you want to tag.
5. Simple start by typing the first letter of your friends name to find the person.
6. Clicking on their photo will tag them in your status update
7. You can also tag groups or pages
8. Start by typing the first few letters of the page or group and tag it in your status update

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