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50 Best Facebook Tips and Tricks You Must Know

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Quertime.com has been constantly providing useful Facebook tips that help you in managing your account more easily. Today we’ve collected up to 50 really cool tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your Facebook, from settings and apps to online tools, scripts, Firefox plugins and more. If you know of any additional Facebook tips and tricks worth sharing let us know in the comments below!

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How to Create a Custom Facebook Reveal Tab, Welcome Tab or Landing Page
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A reveal tab (also known as welcome tab) on Facebook is used to encourage new visitors to “Like” your page before presenting additional content such as something to download, a discount code, or a link to the exclusive content. Follow our tutorial to create a custom tab on your Facebook page using an application called Static HTML: iframe tabs.

How to Provide a Link to a Friend’s Profile or Facebook Page in Your Status
If you want to put a clickable link to your friends profile or a Facebook fanpage in your status, just write “@” followed by your friend’s or Facebook fan page name.

How to Create Custom Username URL for Your Facebook Profile and Page
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You can create custom URL for your Facebook profile and pages. For example, www.facebook.com/quertime is the custom URL of Quertime page on Facebook. Follow our tutorial to create your own custom Facebook URL.

How to Send RSS Feeds to Your Facebook Wall
RSS Graffiti periodically checks the RSS or Atom feeds that you specify and posts any new entries it finds to the Facebook Walls that you specify. You can get any feed written on any wall (Facebook Profiles, Fan Pages, Groups, Events and Application Profile Pages). In fact, multiple feeds to multiple walls. You choose the combination.

How to Turn Your Status Updates into a 3D Word Cloud
Status Analyzer 3D lets you analyze your status showing the words you use the most and then make it 3D.

How to Update Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus at the Same Time
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Start Google Plus is a great web service that enables us to update Facebook, Twitter and Google+ simultaneously. Yes, you heard it right! You can actually update all your social networks in one place through this web service. Here are a few things Start Google Plus can do.

How to Add Google Share Button into Each Google Reader Item
Facebook Sharer + Google Reader lets you place an expandable Facebook Sharer into each Google Reader item so that websites can be shared with your Facebook friends and on your Facebook profile from Reader with a couple clicks (includes image attachment).

How to See Status Updates from Around the World
If you want to get a glimpse of the thoughts of Facebook users from around the world, head over to OpenBook.

How to Get Facebook Notifications via Text Message or RSS
You can enable your Facebook notification services to receive notifications about activities that your friends are doing that might be of interest to you. For example, if a friend comments on your status or a friend posts in a group that you belong to, you might receive a notification.

How to Import and Add Facebook Friends to Twitter
FriendLynx searches for each of your Facebook friends on Twitter and helps you follow them.

How to Automatically Update Your Twitter Status on Facebook
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Do you know that you can connect Twitter and Facebook accounts together by installing Twitter application (by Twitter)? Every time you update your Twitter, your Facebook status will update automatically. Follow our tutorial to automatically update your Twitter status on Facebook.

How to Import Selective Tweets as Facebook Status Updates
Selective Tweets is another app allowing you to update your Facebook status from Twitter but only for the tweets you choose. You can do this by ending a tweet with #fb.

How to Download Entire Facebook Photo Albums
To download entire photo albums from Facebook you can check out our previous post which provides a list of free web services and applications allowing you to download Facebook photo albums and save them on your computer for backup or offline sharing.

How to Share Flickr or Picasa Albums on Facebook
If you want to share your photos stored at Flickr or Picasa on Facebook, simple use services like Flickr2Facebook and Picasa Uploader to get it done.

How to Turn Facebook Photo Album into a Slide Show
Go to the Slideshow application page and click “Activate Prototype”, you will get the “Play” and “Stop” options in any Facebook photo albums.

How to Add or Remove Your Facebook Profile in Google Search Results
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If you don’t want your profile to be indexed in Google or other search engines’ search results due to privacy concerns, you can follow our tutorial to get the public search feature disabled on your Facebook.

How to Remove Yourself from Facebook Search Results
While Facebook gives you convenience to connecting people who live around you, it may also cause embarrassments due to ignorance and carelessness in using it. The good news is you can protect your privacy by removing your name and profile from showing up in Facebook search results.

How to Permanently Delete or Deactivate Facebook Account
If you wish to permanently delete or deactivate your Facebook account due to whatever reasons, simply check out our tutorial to get it done. We will provide you 2 options to consider. You can either permanently delete your Facebook account or deactivate it to retain your option to reactivate the account in the future.

How to Download Facebook Videos to Your Computer
To download your favourite video from Facebook you need web service like Downfacebook. All you have to do is copy and paste the URL of the video and you’ll be able to download it.

How to Update Facebook Status from iGoogle
Use Facebook for iGoogle to view your Facebook news feed and update your status from iGoogle.

How to Create Private, Closed or Secret Group on Facebook
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If you want to create a private group just for your friends or family members and you don’t want it accessible by other people. With the Facebook’s privacy setting for groups, you can hide not only the group’s activity, but also its existence. Follow our tutorial to create a private, closed or secret group on your Facebook.

How to Add a Dislike Option to Your Status Update
The Magic Updates Facebook app allows you to add a dislike button to any status updates posted via the app. And if you wanted to really mix it up you can actually customize the second emotion to anything, such as “love,” “hate,” “disagree” or even “LOLs.”

How to See Your Status Update Statistics
Status Statistics lets you see all your status updates statistics and generate a list of your updates along with the graph of your posting times in a day and particular days in a week.

How to Create Collage Based on Your Facebook Photos
With Photo Collage app, you can enhance your photo album with stickies, borders, background, notes in anyway and anyhow you want it to be. You decide!

How to See Your Facebook Friends on a World Map
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Many map services and applications are specifically created for Facebook users to see their friends on the world map. These services are very easy to use. Once you log in with your Facebook account, all your friends will be visually located on the map which gives you some ideas on how they are distributed around the world. Check out our recommended 6 popular map services for Facebook available on the web.

How to Pre-Schedule Your Status Updates
With LaterBro you can just sign in with Facebook Connect, select your time zone, type in what it is you’d like to say, set the calendar and clock to when you’d like to say it, and presto!

How to Add Symbols to Your Facebook Status
Fsymbols.com provides a variety of symbols that you can copy and paste into your Facebook status, comments and messages. You can also access some symbols by hitting “alt” + various number combinations. Check out Spike-Jamie.com to learn all these “ALT codes”.

How to Play a Trick on Your Friends in Your Status Update
This clever link “http://facebook.com/profile.php?=73322363” looks like it could be a URL for anyone’s Facebook profile, actually takes anyone logged into Facebook to their own profile page.

How to Place Facebook Chat on Firefox Sidebar
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Do you know that you can place Facebook Chat in your Firefox’s sidebar? With this browser-based chat system, you don’t have to open Facebook homepage to see a list of online contacts. Firefox lets you talk with your Facebook friends while reading any web page.

How to Update Your Facebook Status from Firefox
FireStatus is a status update utility for multiple social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, delicious and identi.ca.

How to Access Facebook Chat on Your Desktop
Chit Chat lets you access Facebook chat from your desktop. The Facebook messaging software enables you to talk with your Facebook friends without having to use your web browser.

How to Add Facebook Events to Google Calendar
With Facebook to Google Calendar, you can add your Facebook events to currently logged in Google Calendar.

How to Block, Remove and Delete People or Friends on Facebook
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If someone has been spamming you or hassling you out on Facebook, here’s the solution. You can follow our 2 simple tutorials on how to block your friends and unknown people on Facebook, so that they can’t find or see your account.

How to Unblock Friends or People on Facebook
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Follow our tutorial on how you can unblock someone you’ve previously blocked on Facebook.

How to Update Facebook Status via SMS Text Messages
It is very easy to update your Facebook status message using a text or SMS message. While some people have Facebook programs on their phone, updating via texting is a great way to do so for those who don’t have a Facebook program or for those who want a faster way to update.

How to Build an Effective Facebook Presence
Facebook + Public Figures is a useful resource developed by Facebook, about how to build an effective Facebook presence.

How to Browse Mobile Version of Facebook
Go to m.facebook.com from your mobile phone, and you will be able to access the mobile version of Facebook.

How to Send Photo and Video to Your Facebook Profile via Email
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Facebook Mobile allows you to use a personalized upload email to post status updates or send photos and videos straight to your profile.

How to Get Quick Access to Popular Features of Facebook
With FBookFriendMenu you can hold down “ALT” and hover over a profile link, or a profile picture, and a menu will appear allowing you to do common tasks such as send poke, message, view album etc.

How to Access Facebook from Microsoft Outlook
If you are an Outlook user, you probably have it open all the time. Now you can update your Facebook status, see your friend statuses and see the number of new requests without having to open the browser or any other applications. FBLook seamlessly integrates Facebook into Outlook.

How to Add Color Scheme to Your Facebook
Auto-Colorizer allows you to add an awesome color scheme to Facebook based on your photo.

How to Get Facebook Summary Updates through Email
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With NutshellMail you can manage and interact with Facebook and all your other social networks in one place: your email inbox. It sends you a summary of all your social networking activity directly to you on a schedule that you choose.

How to Get Detailed Statistics of Your Facebook Friends
Socialistics is a social insight tool. It provides integrated analysis of your friends and networks. But more interestingly Socialistics creates detailed tag clouds that are a reflection of you and your relationships with people in your networks.

How to Check if Someone Else is Accessing or Using Your Facebook Account
Have you ever suspected that somebody was logging into your Facebook account without your permission? If you do have this problem, simply follow our step by step tutorial to see a list of computers or mobile devices that have logged into your Facebook account together with respective location and time of last accessed.

How to Prevent Someone Else from Accessing Your Facebook and Gmail Accounts Using iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
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With the Sign Me Out app installed on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, it gives you control of your Facebook and Gmail accounts by letting you know if someone else is accessing your account or you’ve left your account open anywhere and letting you close all open sessions.

How to Add Facebook Share Button into Each Google Reader Item
Facebook Sharer + Google Reader lets you place an expandable Facebook Sharer into each Google Reader item so that websites can be shared with Facebook friends and on a Facebook profile from Reader with a couple clicks (includes image attachment).

How to Flip Your Facebook Status Update Text Upside Down
With Flip Text you can write upside down on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or Blog. Simply type in your text and push the “Flip Text” button. It’s cool!

How to Automatically Poke Friends that Poke You
Facebook Autopoke allows you to automatically poke back friends listed on your home page.

How to Add Facebook Like Button in WordPress Blog
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Facebook “Like” button is a very important social tool to promote your blog or website. Imaging if your reader like your blog post and click the “Like” button on your site, it will then be shared with all his or her friends on Facebook. A story will appear in your reader’s friends’ News Feed with a link back to your website. This is definitely one of the most powerful word of mouth advertising you can get. Follow our tutorial to add the Facebook’s Like buttons into your hosted WordPress blog or website.

How to Set up RSS Feed to Automatically Show the New Posts of Your Blog on Facebook
Facebook provides many tools and applications for you to promote your blog and one of the tools that you should not missed is to set up a RSS feed to automatically import your new posts to your Facebook notes. Here is the simple tutorial on how to set up RSS feed on your Facebook page.

How to Display Facebook Recommendations on Your website or Blog
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Facebook Recommendations plugin is a very useful tool to make your website or blog more social. It lets you show personalized page recommendations to your users based on the likes and comments across your entire site. Here are the 3 simple steps to add Facebook Recommendations to your site.

How to Display Facebook Status on Your WordPress Blog
Status Press Widget lets you add a status widget to display your Facebook, Twitter, or Last.FM status in your WordPress blog’s sidebar. It allows you to have multiple widgets at once.

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