At its conception, Facebook was meant as a tool for college students. They used Facebook to keep in touch, talk about class assignments and vent about teachers. However, it didn’t take long for everyone else to want access to it to keep up with family and friends. You may have been putting off creating a Facebook account because it seems a little too difficult. Here are some tricks on how to use Facebook.
Set Up an Account
Visit the Facebook home page to start and open your account. Fill in the required information from your name to an email address. After creating a password, Facebook requires that you confirm your account. This helps to avoid rogue accounts on the app. After receiving a request to confirm your account in your email, follow the instructions.
After logging into your account for the first time, setup your privacy setting first thing. A question mark in the top right-hand corner of your news feed drops down so that you can select Privacy Checkup. Just follow the directions from there.
Find Friends and Like Pages
Your news feed is made up of posts from your friends and pages that you follow. Companies, magazines, authors, actors and other types of institutions create pages on Facebook for their supporters to follow, such as AARP and Caring Senior Service. If you like these pages, then their posts appear in your news feed.
To find friends, you can allow Facebook access to your email contacts. It looks for matches on Facebook accounts. To search for people and pages, use the search block at the top of your news feed. Once you find someone, click on their page and click Add Friend. For a page, click the Like button.
What’s on Your Mind?
So now, it’s time to create your first post. Look for the box at the top of your news feed that reads: What’s on Your Mind. Just type into the box whatever you want your friends and family to know from a recent award to the birthday of your oldest child. You can also add photos and videos here.
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