5 Helpful Hidden Facebook Settings You Should Change Now

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It wouldn’t be wrong to say that we live in the age of social media. People are obsessed with social networking sites and don’t seem to get enough of them. The whopping number of subscribers on every social media forum indicate the popularity and wide usage of the said platforms. Facebook alone has over one billion active users, which makes it the first social media forum to reach such a massive number of subscribers. Between the disturbing debates about how your personal data can be used and misused on Facebook, people still continue to use it. The Facebook-addiction is not that easy to break. Every modern household has a steady subscription to an ISP for the essential social media sessions. Get in touch with Spectrum Phone and check out their packages. They have no frustrating data volume restrictions and suit your endless browsing sprees on Facebook and other social media forums. 

Since Facebook is the main concern here, you need to take notice of the services and apps, which you have connected to your account. In this blog post, we are going to enlighten you about some important and helpful Facebook settings that you are probably unaware of. Know these hidden settings and customize settings according to your interests. 

  1. Auto-playing videos

You must have already noticed that you don’t have to click the play button on any video while scrolling through the Facebook feed. Facebook has introduced this attractive auto-playing feature where the videos play themselves. Some people do not like this feature and opine that they only want to play a video if they want to see it and if it interests them. If you are one of them, know that you can turn off this feature easily. Go to Settings and then the Videos link. You will find an option called ‘Auto-play videos’. Just turn it off and you are good to go with your Facebook browsing with no more video clutter. 

  1. About Privacy Settings

If you are not acquainted with Facebook privacy settings already, you really need to. Privacy is a case sensitive and a majority of Facebook users doesn’t want their posts to be viewed by all one billion subscribers. Navigate to the Settings option on your page. Go to ‘Privacy’ and there you will see a good number of options. You can easily edit them as per your preferences. Mostly, people change the settings to Friends.

  1. Clear Your Searches

We don’t think that you will be surprised to know that Facebook saves all your searches. Does that remind you of all the friends, acquaintances, exes, and long-lost relatives that you have searched on Facebook just to see what are they up to! And, how anyone who manages to get an access to your account could see them. Well, don’t stress out. Facebook allows you to clear up your search history quite easily. Go to Settings, then Privacy and edit the ‘Who can see my stuff’ settings. You can change the setting separately for Photos and other related stuff. 

  1. Turn off Unwanted Notifications

If recurrent notifications disturb you and every time you pick up your smartphone to see if it’s something important and you see a notification by Facebook, the good news is that you can turn the notifications off conveniently. Facebook has introduced many things to send you notifications. 

Go to Settings, and click the tab that says ‘notifications’. Choose the options as per your preferences. Turning off notification sounds is a good idea. Make sure you don’t turn off the important notifications such as birthdays. 

  1. Social Advertising

The stock value of Facebook is heavily based on how advertisers show your friends what you are buying. But again, you can choose to not be a part of such posts. You already know the drill by now. Go back to the Settings! Click on the tab called ‘Ads’. You can easily switch the available options and change the settings to ‘Friends.’ Facebook clearly claims about not selling your information to the advertisers but it can easily put you in a group that the advertisers can browse. Hence, you should be mindful of these settings. 

Moreover, know that not all additional options and settings are necessarily bad. Know about them well before you change them. After all, you don’t want to lose important notifications. But, about the rest of the settings and public information, you need to be mindful. You can easily browse online about changing the settings so don’t fret about it. Changing settings on Facebook is as easy as subscribing to a Spectrum Tv Internet package.

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