6 Facebook Hack Codes & Tips To Show Off Your Geeky Skills

pirateflag   6 Facebook Hack Codes & Tips To Show Off Your Geeky SkillsThe very first thing I should mention is that when it comes to Facebook, there’s really no such thing as “hack codes.”  The title of this article is  partially tongue-in-cheek, because with Facebook, the rules change so often that one “Facebook hack” code that works today will likely not work tomorrow.  Facebook designers change links and features at whim – and you’re left trying to guess what’s coming next and why your link or plug-in no longer works.

I’ve previously written a couple of articles here about Facebook, such as the controversial method on how to view private Facebook profiles, or how to email mobile photos to your Facebook account. However, in addition to those tips, there are other codes and features that aren’t immediately obvious to most users – so I wanted to provide a list of the top 6 of my favorite Facebook “hack” codes and tips to other Facebook enthusiasts out there.

#1 – The Konami Code Lens Flare Hack

This is a rather silly hack, but if you’re visiting friends who may not be very computer savvy – this is a very easy way to impress them with your hacking skills. Borrow their computer (or bring your laptop), log into your Facebook account, and then on the computer keyboard just type the following key sequence of arrows and letters exactly: UP-UP-DOWN-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT-B-A-<Enter>

Then, click around on your Facebook page, or scroll up and down the page (this seems to work best), and you’ll discover a pretty cool display of lens flare effects.

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Oddly, the effect isn’t horribly annoying because it disappears pretty quickly when you really need it to. It isn’t the most impressive hack though, because it’s probably the most common one mentioned across the net – but it’s still kind of cool and fun to play around with.

#2 – Aye, Make Yer Profile a Pirate’s Page You Landlubber!

The second profile hack is also one of the easiest to implement. Facebook offers users the ability to transform their Facebook pages into any language that they like. If you scroll down to the lower left corner of your profile page, you’ll see your current language setting. Click on this, and you’ll have a list of all languages available to you. Notice the English Pirate option?

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Ahoy matey – yer now a Cap’n! Now as you go through your profile page you’ll notice some pretty hilarious pirate variations.

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Now, the wall is the Plank, your profile is the Cap’n’s Log, and you can now either click a post as pleasin’ to me eye (like) or blabber t’yer mates (comment).  It certainly removes the “boring” factor from your old standard Facebook pages.

#3 – Upside Down Status Updates

If you’ve been on Facebook long enough, you’ve probably noticed a few people posting upside down status updates. They sure do think they’re clever don’t they?!  Yes, you too can be the envy of all of your friends and family by posting your updates so that people have to look silly by tilting their heads upside down so they can read it.

Most of the people you’ve seen doing this have likely installed a Facebook app just to do so. However, I dislike installing apps because you always have to provide permissions to those applications to access your profile. A better approach is to use the free online application at FlipText to generate your upside down status update.

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Simply copy the upside down text from the lower text box, paste it into your Facebook status box and post!

#4 – Download Complete Photo Collections From Your Friends’ Profiles

If you have a lot of friends on Facebook, you may not have the time to keep up with all of the new family photos they’ve posted – but you are very interested in them and would love to have them stored in your own private photo collection to review later. Well, thanks to a very cool FireFox plug-in called FacePAD, you can do just that. The add-on is awesome, and I would recommend that anyone with the resources to do so should send in a contribution to Arthur Sabintsev for his efforts.

After you install the FacePad plug-in, make sure you select Tools->Add-Ons, and configure the options for FacePad so it has your correct Facebook language. Then, all you have to do is go to your friend’s photo albums, right-click on the title and select “Download Album With FacePAD.”  That’s right, you’re not downloading a single picture – but an entire album.

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Once you do, FacePad downloads every single image within that album into the download folder you’ve configured in FireFox. Don’t forget to organize all of those photos using JetPhoto, as recommended earlier by Jeffry.

#5 – Schedule Facebook Status Updates With Sendible

Do you like to keep your Facebook profile active, but you’re coming down with a cold and may be offline for a few days?  Maybe you’re taking a trip and won’t be anywhere near a computer for a week. Or maybe you’ll be playing hooky from work and traveling, but you want your colleagues and boss to think you’re stuck at home sick. Accomplish any of these wishes by using Sendible to schedule your Facebook status updates. This is an application Daniel covered earlier, so check out his article for more details.

But for Facebook specifically, once you sign up with Sendible, just click on Facebook and provide your Facebook login details. Sendible connects directly with your Facebook account. The, under “New Messages” click on “Status Updates“.

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On the next page you can schedule out as many updates as you’d like! This service is awesome – and you can distribute scheduled updates to a number of social networks including MySpace, Blogger, Twitter and more.

#6 – Hide Your Online Status From Certain People

Look, don’t feel bad about it. When I first joined Facebook I left my online status wide open. After a couple of weeks of getting inundated with nonstop chat requests, I simply turned off my online status completely. Problem solved. Except, there really were certain people I wouldn’t mind hearing from – is it really fair for a few chatterbox buddies to ruin your chances for communicating with everyone? Well, there is a way for you to selectively block your online status from certain people.

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All you have to do is open up your chat icon in the lower right corner of your Facebook display, click on Friend Lists, and create a new list called “BlockList.” Make sure after you create it that it’s configured under “Display these lists in Chat.”

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Now, all you have to do is either click “edit” and add the friends you want to block, or if they’re already online, just click their name and drag them under this new list. Once you’ve got everyone there who you want to block from see your online status, hover your mouse over the green dot to the right and click on “Go Offline.” Now, you appear offline to only those certain friends.

Facebook, unlike MySpace, is not really easy to tweak – which is actually a good thing. Gone are the days of those horrid eye-bleeding pages with pink flashing backgrounds and instant music that you can’t turn off. However, the tweaks and plug-ins in the list above offer at least a few ways to customize your Facebook account and usage to suit your life and your personality.

How do you use Facebook? Are there any hacks or add-ons not offered here that you especially like to use? Share them in the comments section below!

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Phoenix

Actually the Konami code no longer works on Facebook.

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cleantoe

Actually I just did it and it works, so you, fine sir, are fail.

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koni

yeah right

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Gautam

The konami code does work, I tested it right now

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Peter

The guy made a mistake! what gives you the right to call him dumb ass? after all people aren’t calling you dip shit! just because your a moron!

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FAIL

you are that guy. FAIL. : )

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epic

I am a guy!

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nobody

Shut up Peter…and it’s you’re not your.

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smithcomputer

The konami Code didn’t work for me either. Maybe it’s OS dependent. I’m running Windows 7 Professional on a Compaq F700WM laptop.

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brando

actually konami code des work i just did it today

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Darey

Yu suck !

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awesome!

The Konami Code does work and it’s awesome!!!

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Richard

It must depend on OS, browser or some other unspecified variable. Konami does not for for me either, Linux or Windows, Firefox or IE.

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Ryan Dube

Richard – one thing I did notice when using Konami was that if doesn’t always show up well when you simply click the mouse. Take the sidebar and scroll up and down and you’ll see the effects take over the whole screen – that’s the best way to see it (at least in Firefox).

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Amr

Yes I tried that and it worked for me. I’m running firefox. I tried on Internet Explorer but didn’t work.

Thanks

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Jeff

If your having issues with the Kanomi code, try hitting the refresh button. It will clear out all previous keyboard clicks and then do the code fresh. Otherwise you might have hit something on the keyboard and then entered the code which would naturally fail. It worked for me on Firefox after I hit refresh.

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Alex

arrow up,down arrow…
jumped a rabbit from the monitor :)
ciao ;)

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ML

It works on Windows in both FF and IE (including v6). Are your hands growing our of your behind?

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Randy

Tip #1 is the old school code from Contra on original Nintendo.

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Jeff

And Gradius lol

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Ryan

Hack codes? What is this, 1995?

Fail post is fail.

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ryan is a bitch

You’re so cool Ryan. You’re so ahead of the curve. I hope your mom is resting in peace.

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Jonathan

What’s with all the flaming at Phoenix? Seems rather immature.

Anyway, nice article Ryan. That flip your text site is a fun little gimmick to use once or twice.

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pops

Konami Code works fine here in Opera & Firefox on Ubuntu.

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brijesh

up up down down… that sequence also brings a funny add-on on Google reader.

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2k

facebook had disabled it for a little while. Don’t be so quick to yell at somebody.

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Ever

anyone notice in the laguage section under English(pirate), there is also English(upside down)?

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Shawn

you noobs probably couldn’t get the original Konami code to work either, I’m betting.

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woman

those noobs probably weren’t yet alive at the time.

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Dude

It works, there is a easier way to get it to:
Press ALT and F4 at the same time.
BTW works from any webpage not just FB.

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lol@you

lol, i love getting people to do that, btw + is end current tab; and if no windows are open push + to auto shutdown. it’s also funny to hold down +; especially on school or business networks… my highschool cerver crashes at 567 windows….

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lol@you

sorry forgot that comments use html…

lol, i love getting people to do that, btw ctrl+wis end current tab; and if no windows are open push alt+F4 to auto shutdown. it’s also funny to hold down ctrl+n; especially on school or business networks… my highschool server crashes at 567 windows….

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lol@you

lol, i love getting people to do that, btw + is end current tab; and if no windows are open push + to auto shutdown. it’s also funny to hold down +; especially on school or business networks… my highschool server crashes at 567 windows….

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website

Facebook ? Myspace. Which is why I still have a FB account.

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felix

I LLOVE THE PIRATE THING ITS TOTALY AWSOME ARRRRRRRRRRRR

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MikeVertx

thank you for FacePad, there are often times where I’m attending events with friends and as each person uploads their pictures the rest of us eagerly start right click saving the pictures individually so that we have copies of them. Great add-on!

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Anton

facebook purity is an absolute must

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/44459

see you in hell farmville

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Blaine

Very handy hands. I’ll have to try a few of those.

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Ana

The trick I think is to do it right away, before clicking or scrolling or typing anything. Just load Facebook and enter the code. I just did it on Firefox on Linux and it worked fine.

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will

my pants hurt

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woman

you fail at trolling.

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person who realizes that will just got pwned

hahahahahaha…

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Bob

Outstanding!

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SoFar

Konami works for me. All outstanding stuff.

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sir jorge

nice, i like that stuff

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Aadi

plz tell me my ID code i use this ID Last weeks and y take my code plz tell me

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Aadi

im very happy when i use facebook but i don’t no about code so please tel me my ID code

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SOMEONE

the guy already mentioned at the beginning of the article that these are not really “hacks”. They’re just cool tricks.

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ari

what is the code pass

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love

great stuff. Thanks so much!!

just let love be

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matthew

my ex keeps goen in my inbox messarges ? she fcked sum other lad wile owt on the drink so i finished her and she still checken up on me can any 1 help me get in to hers ??????????

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Subhania

Jeg vil gerne have ting!!!!!!!!

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matthew

can any 1 help me , wunt to c my exs latest freind addys , and in her messerges , she been doen it to me but dont no how she doen it ?

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Bob

No one can help a stalker without a life.

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kid

how to stop flare effect??

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Ryan Dube

Hi – I believe control F5 – a hard refresh? I think I just closed the window and re-opened Facebook in a new one.

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Leon

These aren’t HACKS. These are EASTER EGGS. You aren’t exploiting anything that isn’t already there for you to EXPLOIT. By your rationale, you can HACK GOOGLE by entering words in the box and getting results.

Dipshit.

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Ryan Dube

Hey Leon. First of all it depends how you define the word hack. You may or may not know there are multiple definitions related to computer programming.

“v.intr.
1. To chop or cut something by hacking.
2. Informal
a. To write or refine computer programs skillfully.
b. To use one’s skill in computer programming to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file or network:”

I would quote 2a – because what this article suggests is a way to refine your Facebook experience – hence a form of “hacking”.

Believe it or not words don’t only have a single meaning – but considering the fact that you go around calling people you don’t know “dipshit” on the Internet, I’d have to assume that you still haven’t made it far enough in school to have learned that yet.

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Tesa Jewell

Well said Ryan. Why are people so dang rude. Be nice people.

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Geoffe

very well said.,.,. i feel ur emotion too.,.,. don’t be rude guys .,., its coOL!!

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scone23

konami code doesn’t work i cheked it

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Harrison

The konami hack works u after u press enter press up and down at the same time

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DUH??? Kiersan

Ummm…. Dude Like how can i hack if it doest work.

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JonesMcFly

ALTHOUGH I DO FIND THAT IF YOU TYPE IN ALL CAPS, IT MAKES PEOPLE AROUND YOU ACT LESS FOOLISHLY, SO THANKS FOR THAT.

Idiot.

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Dave

This shit is fake
You cnat publsh stuff thats fake

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Jay Petrio

I would recommend http://apps.facebook.com/upside_down_text/ for Facebook. Best Facebook Text Flipper I’ve found.

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brenda simpson

hello,

facebook no help enter the code is stuck..

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brenda simpson

hello,

again facebook no enter the code is stuck..

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Water

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Kristina

I can’t believe how unnecessarily rude some of the above people are… not that it’s ever necessary to be rude. ><
btw, thanks for the tips, Ryan. The pirate one was shweet.

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Geoffe

the konami code.,. works.,., coOOL !! pls bring up more ,nxtym!! tnX

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Jack

Love this hacks

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lakshay

love a all facebook friends

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Facebook Applications

how do i prevent my wall posts to others from showing up in the newsfeed ? it used to not be a problem but now with new settings it shows up ! help

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fukuho

suk my schlong

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qwerty

wow…cool!
and in facebook game cheat??
do you have some cheats or hacks??
please tell me..^^

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rexon

at rexen13.blogspot.com :)
i hope it works!

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Michael

woah! it does work… i thought you guys were messing around. I can’t wait to show people my “mad leet hacking skillzez”

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yitih

LOL, yeah some “hacks” *rollseyes*

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Caitt

This website is amazingg! I loved the pirate trick ;D
I can’t stop laughing :)
Awesomeness :D