You know what happens when you’re among the first to comment on a Facebook post where a friend announces a new job, an engagement, or anything else that produces a stream of “Congratulations.” Your phone ends up constantly buzzing, and the notifications area is always active. But there’s a way to comment on a post and then mute notifications.
Not everyone is a fan of Facebook’s post-sorting algorithm, which determines News Feed placement based on with whom users would be most likely to engage. But if you’re trying to see more of your best friend’s Facebook posts, or fewer from a habitual oversharer, there is a way to set these preferences.
Tired of event invites from friends you haven’t talked to in three years who live across the country? There’s a way to fix that, without having the awkward conversation asking them to stop inviting you. Facebook recently made it harder for event administrators to invite large swaths of friends — a move that social media expert Mari Smith said might have been an attempt to combat the problem of unwanted event invites. But there’s a way to block invites based on who is sending them.
After a recent discussion about privacy on Facebook, I discovered many of my friends choose not to include their full names on their profiles. Even more were curious how to do this. A few reasons for changing your name on Facebook could be for privacy reasons, a legal changing of your name, or you have been recently married. Changing your name on Facebook is easy, but many do not know the option is available. Check out below to learn how to change your name on the site.
Last week we covered the ongoing wall spam problem on Facebook with the Pillow Fight application being one of the primary sources of the spam. We weren’t aware that there’s a way to block the spam, however the developer of the Pillow Fight application commented on our story and provided directions for turning off pillow fight wall posts. We explain how to block the wall posts from Pillow Fight below.