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There’s no denying that Facebook is a powerful interaction and marketing tool, but knowing how to use various features can make or break your experience on the platform. How many times have you commented on a post only to have your notifications go crazy every.single.time there is a follow-up comment? This is just one of the frustrating user experiences that can result from not knowing basic tips that will help you to navigate the platform better.
Today, I am going to cover 3 Facebook tips that are super easy and going to make your Facebook experience much more enjoyable, including:
- How to follow a Facebook post so you can get a notification when there are updates
- How to unfollow a Facebook post so you won’t get notifications every time there is an update
- How to save a Facebook post or article for future reference
When would you want to use these features?
Turning on Notifications-
Turning on notifications is especially helpful when interacting in groups. Often, you will see people type in “F” or “Following” in an effort to turn-on the notifications for the group post. This would be a perfect scenario to “Turn on notifications” for a post. Not only will you keep from filling the comment feed with irrelevant posts, you will discretely get all post notifications until you choose to “turn off notifications”.
Turning off Notifications-
One of your friends posted a great photo from their vacation and you leave a comment to tell them how fun it looks. Or, maybe someone asked a question in a group and you kindly offered an answer. Now, your Facebook is beeping, buzzing or pinging every time someone else comments back. This is making a mess of your notifications and making it difficult to follow the conversations you want to pay attention to. This is a great time to “turn off notifications”.
Save Post/ Save Link-
Often, in my groups, people will post really valuable information or links. I don’t always have the time to look into it at that moment, so saving the link is a great way to reference it later when I have more time to devote. This feature is great for videos, recipes, articles and the like that you may want to revisit at a later date.
The video below will illustrate how you can do all of these tasks in one easy step. There is no audio, so don’t worry about device volume.
Mandy Davis is the author of The Social Sell: Your DIY Guide to Utilizing Social Media for Branding, Marketing and Sales, and a social media native with a passion for helping people take the mystery out of social media marketing.