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How to view and send messages in Facebook

How to view and send messages in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Facebook allows you to send private messages to one or more people at a time. These messages can only be viewed by the people involved in the conversation.

To view or send messages, click this icon.

Click a message to read it.

This is where you can respond to the message.

If you want to start a conversation, click the messaging icon again.

Then click to Send a New Message.

Start typing the name of the person you want to contact…

… then select them from the list.

Since we already had a conversation thread with this person, our message was simply added to that thread.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to view and send private messages in Facebook.

How to navigate your friends pages in Facebook

How to navigate your friends pages in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to find our friends’ profiles, post on their wall, comment on their photos and more.

Click the FRIENDS link here.

Then click See All Friends.

Here you can see a list of all the friends you’ve connected with.

To view a specific friend’s profile, click on their name.

This is your friend’s profile page, sometimes called their wall. This is where you can see some of their latest posts and other activity.

To write something on their wall, or publicly share a photo or video with them, click and do it here.

To view more information about this person, click About.

To view photos they’ve either uploaded or been tagged in, click Photos.

Here we can view any information this person has decided to share, which may include employers, work experience, education, relationship status and more.

Here we can see our friend’s photos, which are organized into albums.

Select an album.

Then select a specific photo to view it full size.

When viewing your friend’s photos, you can comment on them if you want.

Now click the Friends tab.

This is where you can view your friend’s friends, or suggest other friends they may know on Facebook.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to navigate your friends’ profiles.

How to manage your privacy settings in Facebook

How to manage your privacy settings in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to manage your privacy settings.

Click this down arrow in the top right corner.

Then click Settings.

Click the Privacy link.

The privacy settings on Facebook let you limit the access to your content, such as photos and posts.

For example, if you didn’t wanteveryone to be able to view your photos, you could limit access to your friends only.

This is where you can define who can see your future posts.

This is where you can limit who sees your older posts.

You can limit who can send you friend requests.

And you can filter messages that are sent to you.

There are also privacy settings concerning how you want people to be able to look you up.

If you want search engines to be able to easily link to your timeline, you would set that here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to manage your privacy settings.

How to manage your photos in Facebook

How to manage your photos in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

You can share photos with your friends on Facebook by uploading them and sorting them into albums.

Click your profile name.

Then click Photos.

If you have any uploaded photos or albums, they will show up here.

Let’s create a new album and upload some photos.

Select the photos you want to upload, then click Open.

Let’s give this new album a name and description.

Click here to ensure the highest quality photos are uploaded.

Then click Post Photos.

That’s it! The new photos have been uploaded to Facebook, and organized in the new album we just created and named.

Our new album can now be seen here.

You can always add photos to an existing album, or edit albums.

Now click on a photo in the album.

Each photo can have its own separate tags and comments.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to manage your photos in Facebook.

How to find friends in Facebook

How to find friends in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to find and connect with friends.

You can either search for friends and ask them to connect, or they can send friend requests to you.

New friend requests are indicated by this red icon.

You can confirm or delete friend requests from here, or go to the Find Friends page.

Let’s confirm this friend request.

You can search for additional friends by using your email address.

In this case Facebook doesn’t recognize our generic email address so it can’t import our contacts. If we had a yahoo or messenger account, it could have.

Another way of searching for friends is by simply entering their name if the search field.

If you recognize your friend from their picture, go ahead and click them.

If this is indeed your friend, you can add him by clicking one of these buttons.

If you ever want to remove or unfriend someone, first go to your profile page.

Then click your Friends link.

You can unfriend them by clicking here…

Or you can unfriend them directly from their profile page.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to connect with friends on Facebook.

How to edit your profile in Facebook

How to edit your profile in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to edit your profile.

Click on your name here in the top menu bar.

Then click Update Info.

You can see the different sections of your profile where you can edit basic information about yourself.

Let’s go ahead and add a workplace… somewhere you’ve worked.

As you begin typing your place of work, suggestions will pop up since lots of work places have their own Facebook pages.

Select your work place.

Then fill out any other information you wish.

Click Save Changes when finished.

Under Places You’ve Lived, you’ll see your current city and hometown listed here, if you entered them when you created your account. Otherwise you can enter or edit them from here.

You can also enter such information as your mobile number, address, email address, etc.

Some people may use Facebook to announce their relationship status, but it’s not necessary.

Any time you make changes to your information, don’t forget to save them.

Let’s continue adding more information.

You will often encounter fields that allow you to elaborate and enter more information, like specifically who you’re in a relationship with, for how long, etc… you don’t have to enter any of this, or you can… your choice.

Let’s go back to the edit profile page.

That’s it! We’ve successfully added more details in our profile.

You can always return to this page to make changes to your profile, as you get a new job, move, or want to add another school you’ve been to, update your relationship status, or more.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to edit your Facebook profile.

How to edit your notifications in Facebook

How to edit your notifications in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to edit your notifications.

Click this down arrow in the top right corner.

Then click Settings.

Click the Notifications link.

There are several notification settings you can manage from here.

You can manage how to get your notifications…

… and manage what you get notified about.

On Facebook, you can choose to play a sound when notifications and/or messages are received.

You can also choose to receive certain notifications by email.

Push notifications can be setup to appear on your phone as well.

You will always be notified about activity that involves you.

You can choose to be notified about close friends and family.

You can get notifications about your friends birthdays.

You can also get notified about your friends’ life events like having a baby or getting married.

Finally, you can choose to be notified when friends tag you in posts of photos, or even friends of friends.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to edit your Facebook notifications.

How to edit your notifications in Facebook

How to edit your notifications in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to edit your notifications.

Click this down arrow in the top right corner.

Then click Settings.

Click the Notifications link.

There are several notification settings you can manage from here.

You can manage how to get your notifications…

… and manage what you get notified about.

On Facebook, you can choose to play a sound when notifications and/or messages are received.

You can also choose to receive certain notifications by email.

Push notifications can be setup to appear on your phone as well.

You will always be notified about activity that involves you.

You can choose to be notified about close friends and family.

You can get notifications about your friends birthdays.

You can also get notified about your friends’ life events like having a baby or getting married.

Finally, you can choose to be notified when friends tag you in posts of photos, or even friends of friends.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to edit your Facebook notifications.

How to edit your account settings in Facebook

How to edit your account settings in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to edit your account settings.

Click this down arrow in the top right corner.

Then click Settings.

Your account settings in Facebook include your real name, username, email address, password, security settings and more.

When you first go in to Settings, the General tab will be selected…

… and in the General tab you can change any of these settings.

Let’s see how to change our real name. Click Edit beside the name setting.

Now make changes to your name.

To confirm the change, you’ll have to enter your Facebook password, then click to save the changes.

That’s it! Your name has been changed, as you can see here.

Now click the Security tab.

From here you can change such things as your login notifications, login approvals and app passwords.

You can choose to be notified by email if your account is accessed by a new computer or mobile device.

Now click the Notifications tab.

Additional notification settings can be edited here.

In the Mobile settings, you can add a mobile phone so that you can use Facebook on your mobile phone as well as from a computer.

While using Facebook is free, some of the games and apps available may charge to use some of their features. If you wish to use those, this is where you would setup your payment method for those purchases.

Now click the Ads tab.

If you click the Like button next to an ad on Facebook, that same ad will then be shown to your friends by default. If you don’t want this to happen, you can edit that setting here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to edit your Facebook settings.

How to create a page in Facebook

How to create a page in Facebook

This tutorial assumes you’ve already created a Facebook account, and are logged in.

Now let’s learn how to create a Facebook page.

Creating a page in Faceboom is useful if, for example, you want to have a separate profile page for your business.

To create a page, start by clicking the down arrow in the upper right corner.

Then click Create Page.

Choose the type of page you want to create.

Then fill out the form to get started.

Continue by filling out the following information.

You can upload a profile picture for your business now, or do it later.

You can add a link to your new page in your list of favorites.

Everything you need to manage your page is in these tabs.

Facebook pages can be Liked… be the first person to like your new page.

Here is where you can get a snapshot of important activity concerning your page.

You can also tell all your contacts about your new page… but we won’t do that now.

This is your new Facebook page!

This is your new Facebook page! You can further customize it by uploading a profile photo and a cover photo.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create a new page in Facebook.