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5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed
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Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. But Facebook is also a major time drain and privacy killer.

There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are 5 little-known Facebook chills and thrills.

1. Facebook tells where you are located

“How did you know I was here?” The answer:It was on your Facebook page.

Facebook is built around sharing. You share thoughts, photos, videos and news, but now you can share your location, too, with Nearby Friends. When turned on, it alerts you when friends are nearby.

Nearby Friends is available in the Android and Apple Facebook app. It is currently available in select areas. To check if you have it, open your Facebook app. Tap the icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner, Nearby Friends and finally, Turn On.

From here, you can choose who can see your location (Note: Some versions require you to click the gear icon in the upper-right corner). By default, it's set to Friends, and thankfully you can't set it to Everyone. You can, however, choose a list of friends like Family or a custom list you've created. Click here to learn how to create custom lists of friends and family.

You can share your location temporarily with someone. In Nearby Friends, find a friend on the list and tap the arrow icon next to their name. Select how long you'd like to share your location.

Next page: See how Facebook tracks you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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