|24 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest Features You Didn't Know Existed
Social media networks are continuously adding cool little features here and there, and it can be tough to keep up — especially if there's no big announcement.
For instance, did you know you can add life events and milestones to your personal and business Pages on Facebook? That you can remove certain users' tweets from your Twitter feed without having to officially unfollow them? That you can add hidden relationship notes to your LinkedIn connections?
There are so many cool things our favorite social networks can do that may have fallen through the cracks. To help you discover these hidden treasures, we rounded up 20 of the lesser-known features on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Check 'em out.
Hidden Facebook Features
1) Publish a life event or milestone.
Get a new job? A new pet? A new roommate? Now, there's a way to tell the world about some of your major life updates by adding a Life Event to your timeline.
To add a Life Event: All you have to do is go to your personal Facebook Page and click "Life Event" to the right of "Status" in the status update box.
2) Save links for later.
Ever seen articles in your News Feed you wished you could bookmark for later? Well, you can. Facebook recently added a feature that allows users to save links to articles, events, TV shows, music, and more to read later. All you have to do is click that little downward arrow on the top right-hand corner of the article in your Feed, then choose the "Save" option.
3) "Unfollow" people or pages so you never see their posts.
Do you have that one person -- or couple of people -- whose Facebook posts just drive you nuts? I have a few Facebook "friends" of my own whose daily gym selfies, love proclamations, and political rants make me roll my eyes.
If you don't want to commit to unfriending these people entirely, what you can do is unfollow them to hide their posts. FOREVER. (Er, at least until you reconnect with them later. We'll get to how to do that in a second.) Better yet, they won't know if you've chosen to unfollow them. There are two ways to unfollow a person, page, or group:
a) To unfollow directly from the News Feed: Click on the top right of their story, and select "Unfollow."
b) To unfollow from your News Feed preferences: Click in the top-right corner of any Facebook page and select "News Feed Preferences." In the window that appears, click "Unfollow people to hide their posts."
To reconnect with a person, page, or group that you unfollowed in the past: Click in the top-right corner of any Facebook page and select "News Feed Preferences." In the window that appears, click "Reconnect with people you unfollowed" and select whomever you'd like to reconnect with.
4) Find targeted conversations.
The search bar at the top of your Facebook Page isn't just for searching for names. (Or Pages, groups, events, and apps.) Now, you can type in a few keywords to search for old News Feed posts, both on desktop and mobile.
5) Poll people in a group or event.
Although Facebook removed the polling feature from business Pages' status updates, you can still poll users in groups and events. Choose the "Create Poll" tab inside the status update bar. Click "Add Poll Options" to enter multiple-choice options. Use this to ask your audience for feedback about event location or execution, content you've posted, and so on.
6) Edit photos directly in the Facebook mobile app.
If you're looking for a quick photo fix on mobile, you can edit photos to some degree right in the Facebook app. Enhance the photo, apply a filter, add text or stickers, doodle, or crop/rotate the photo.
To edit photos in the Facebook app: Once you've uploaded a photo, press the "Edit" button that appears in the bottom left-hand corner of the photo to bring up these options on the bottom of your screen.
7) Reorder the sections on your business Page.
Want the "Photos" section to be above "About" on your business Page? No problem -- just hover your mouse over the section head of any one of your sections until a small pencil appears. Click the pencil and choose "Manage Sections."
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This article was published on Hubspot. A link to the original article can be found after the post.