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If you’re on Facebook a lot you’ll have noticed that there are a few annoying things you just can’t do easily. Here’s a bunch of useful tips you can try out to get around these Facebook nuisances. Hidden Facebook tricks like this are also really fun to use, so you might find yourself playing with them a lot!
GIFs On Facebook
If you’re a fan of animated GIFs and want to entertain your friends with a few, head over to giphy.com to get hold of GIFs that will work. When you find one you like, just click on the Facebook icon to share on your timeline, page or groups. You can also use the link they provide and share it just like any other URL in posts or comments (meaning you can also delete the link afterwards). They show up like videos with play buttons.
What’s really awesome about Giphy is that you can also upload your own GIFs. They’ll be shareable by everyone, but it means you can quickly use whatever GIF you like on Facebook. Awesome. Don’t overdo it though, or you might become really annoying.
When your friends say stupid things on Facebook and you feel like sharing it to Reddit (or elsewhere), how do you go about that quickly? Well, Status Snapper is the tool for the job. It’s a Chrome extension that works on your news feed, allowing you to click a simple button then choose any status to automatically take a screenshot of it, blur out the face and username for anonymity, and upload it to Imgur for sharing. This will save you from using Paint.
If your friends are really annoying, you might want to try cleaning up your Facebook feed.
Download Facebook Videos
Facebook doesn’t want you to be able to download videos, or they would have made the process easy. Instead, they want you to share with your friends using their tools. This approach means that in order to share with people outside of Facebook, you need to hack the system. Which is surprisingly easy, actually. Head over to facebookvideoz.com and plug in the link to the Facebook video. You’ll then either be able to share a non-Facebook link to the video or right-click to save it to your hard drive. Easy!
Invite All Friends To Facebook Events
Once upon a time, Facebook used to let you invite all your friends to parties at once. Nowadays, they make it impossible. Probably because people have too many friends on Facebook.
Here’s the code to cut and paste:
This will check all of the boxes so that you can invite everyone. Then make sure you un-check certain people, add a message and send the invites.
Another way to achieve this result is to use a Chrome extension called Check All. This extension will check all checkboxes on any page when you click it, so it’s useful for other sites too. This option will suit Chromebook users.
Got Any More Fun Tips?
While you’re reading, you may also like to check out some cool searches you can do with Facebook Search Graph. I’m sure you all know random useful tips about Facebook. Have you got any new tips you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments!