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4 Brilliant Facebook Tricks You’ll Love Messing With [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Angela Randall 27-08-2014

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 The 10 Best Hidden Facebook Tricks You Should Make Use Of You might think you know everything there is to know about Facebook, especially if you’re a social media addict. Here are 10 tricks you probably don't know. Read More 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 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 5 Things You Need to Stop Posting on Facebook We've discussed things that annoy Dave on Twitter, and we've even talked about how you may have compromised your security on the Internet. However, it seems as if Facebook brings both of those topics together.... Read More .


Status Snapper

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 3 New Tricks To Clean Up Your Facebook News Feed [Weekly Facebook Tips] Since joining Facebook, you probably made friends with lots and lots of people for many different reasons - some may not be very relevant anymore. It's time to clean up your feed, isn't it? Read More .

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 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.


Anyway, one small piece of Javascript and you can have all your friends invited at once again. Head to your Facebook event page, click to invite people and scroll down until all your friends have loaded. Use CTRL-SHIFT-J (on Windows) or CMD-OPT-J (on Mac) to let you paste some Javascript code to run on the page.

Here’s the code to cut and paste:
javascript:elms=document.getElementsByName("checkableitems[]");for (i=0;i<elms.length;i++){if (elms[i].type="checkbox" )elms[i].click()}

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 6 Cool Things You Can Find With Facebook's New Graph Search Features [Weekly Facebook Tips] Facebook has just given its graph search another boost, and those who have been upgraded are now able to search post history as well as photo history. What is it good for? Read More 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!


Related topics: Facebook, Google Chrome, JavaScript.

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  1. Rashed islam
    September 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for this great info, Now i know something more than my friend :D

  2. Vernon O
    August 29, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Pro Tip: Don't link near plane crash videos x)

  3. Anthony
    August 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Use the Firefox plugin F.B. Purity.
    It's great.

    • Howard B
      August 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Is this any better than SocialFixer?
      I have grave doubts about anything with "purity" in the name. :)

    • Anthony
      August 29, 2014 at 7:47 am

      There is a good page that talks about it, or just try it and see. I think the idea is the same though.

  4. Amrit K
    August 27, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I have a Facebook trick!!!
    If you share this post on Facebook using the share buttons on the page, you will get points!!! :D