More than a billion people use Facebook every single day. It’s the app you likely spend the majority of your time using on your phone or the website you pull up more than you care to admit. Whether you’re finding the latest news or trying to stay in touch with friends, checking Facebook can become an addictive habit. We’ve collected some of the best tips and tricks you may not know about – from hiding people you don’t want to see on Facebook to managing notifications. Here are 19 tips and tricks that every Facebook user should know.
1.Turn your profile pic into an animated GIF
From the Facebook mobile app, select your profile picture and then “Take a New Profile Video” to upload a short video loop of yourself. The result looks like a mix between an animated GIF and a moving picture straight out of “Harry Potter”.
2.Turn off auto-playing videos in your News Feed.
If you don’t want videos on Facebook automatically playing when you scroll past them in your News Feed, make sure to turn the setting off. Under the far right tab in the Facebook mobile app, tap Settings and then “Account Settings.” From there select “Videos and Photos.” You can choose to auto-play videos over cellular and Wi-Fi connections, just Wi-Fi, or never.