Select profiles and pages you never want to miss updates from in your News Feed.
If there are certain people or pages you want to see first in your News Feed no matter what, you can select them in the Facebook mobile app.
Tap “Settings” under the app’s “More” tab and then “News Feed Preferences” to get started.
People and pages you’ve marked to see first will have a little blue star next to their posts in your feed.
And unfollow people you don’t want to see in your News Feed and don’t want to completely unfriend.
If you want to stop seeing someone’s posts in your News Feed but don’t have the guts to completely unfriend them, you can unfollow them to hide their activity.
From someone’s profile in the Facebook mobile app, tap on “Following” under their profile picture and then “Unfollow” to get rid of their posts completely. On the desktop site, click the drop down arrow to the right of a post to unfollow a person.
See your Facebook activity on the same day from years past.
Facebook’s “On This Day” feature shows your activity on its social network on the same day from years past. Think of it like your personal time capsule on Facebook.
Only you see your “On This Day” activity, and you can find the feature from the link Facebook.com/onthisday. Facebook also lets you hide certain people from showing up in your past activity, which is helpful for not seeing memories of your ex.
See something interesting in your News Feed but don’t have time to look at it now? You can save it for later.
Your bookmarked links, videos, photos, places and more are accessible from the “Saved” page on your Facebook profile. The page is included under the “More” tab in the Facebook mobile app.
Perfect for saving all of Tech Insider’s amazing articles for later.
Stay on top of the hottest news with what’s trending on Facebook.
The topics that are currently being talked about the most on Facebook are featured on the Trending list, which is accessible to the right of the News Feed on the desktop and under the search bar in Facebook’s mobile app.
Edit a post or comment.
Your Facebook comments and posts are thankfully not set in stone. Not only can you delete them at any time, but you can also edit them.
Tap the drop down arrow to the right of one of your posts on the desktop and then “Edit Post.” When viewing one of your comments, tap the little pencil icon to the right to edit or delete.
To edit or delete a comment from the Facebook mobile app, tap and hold on the comment.
Adjust the number of notifications you get.
You can customize exactly what kinds of notifications you get from Facebook, all the way down to updates for an event you’ve joined.
It gets better: notifications you want can be customized on the desktop and your phone separately. Go to the “Notifications” section of your account settings on the desktop and tweak away.
Never get a request to play Candy Crush again.
There’s a way to keep annoying Facebook games like Candy Crush from spamming you with invites.
Under the “More” tab in Facebook’s mobile app, select “Settings” then “Account Settings” followed by “Notifications.” Go to “Mobile,” scroll all the way down, and un-check “Application Invites.”
Enjoy the peace and quiet.