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5 Facebook features you're not using but should be

4. Pirate speak

There is nothing useful about this, but it's a great party trick, and if you need a pick-me-up and are all out of funny cat videos, the pirate feature should fit the bill.

Here's what you do: Go to the Settings >> Language and change to "English (Pirate)." All of the main text will change. Example: "Friends" becomes "Me Hearties."

5. Animated profile shot

No, you aren't hallucinating: some people have found a way to animate their profile shots – and you can, too.

What you're looking at is actually a GIF, specially created by Facebook. To do this, you'll need the Facebook app for your mobile device. Just go to your profile photo and hit Edit, then you'll find the video option. You can use your camera to shoot a new video, or you can use an already-existing one.

Remember, though, that the GIF can only be seven seconds long, so make every second count.

Bonus: Send money

Many people are still leery of online financial services like PayPal, so how could you possibly trust a social media site like Facebook? What's more, the site wires money back and forth through Facebook Messenger.

Facebook uses your debit card to make the transactions, so it's basically just like swiping your card at a store. Just enter your information into Messenger and send and receive money the same way you'd move dollars from one online bank account to another.

Just remember that some bank services are slower than others, and the money may take a few days to post. Even in the social media universe, that's the price of doing business.

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