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How to delete all Facebook posts/comments older than 1 year?

I love Facebook, but I don't want all my contacts to be able to sift through all my old posts. So I'd like to delete all my posts and comments from Facebook after a defined time, like, say one year. ...
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Finding Facebook profile ID by analyzing the image URL hosted at Akamai

I am trying to find out a Facebook profile ID based on the URL of a photo. The photo, whose link indicates that it has once been (or still is) posted on Facebook. When I add the photo link to one ...
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Facebook batch friend list editor

Is there an application (preferrably a web app, but a desktop app would be useful as well) for better Facebook friend list management? I tend to use my Facebook friend lists like tags, where I will ...
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Can I export my Facebook friends' contact info to Gmail?

Is it possible to export my Facebook friends' contact info to Gmail?
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How can I reset all public posts to be friends-only?

I recently found that despite my default posting privacy level being "friends" all of my recent posts are "public". Is there some way I can quickly move these posts back to "friends" or otherwise ...
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View a list of URLs that I Like in Facebook

I'm testing the Like button out, and I'd like to check which 'Likes' have been recorded against a Facebook account. How do I view a full list of URLs that I've previously Liked?
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Facebook - download chat history

I have a quite long (several thousands of messages) chat history with one of my friends which I'd like to download and store safely on my own computer. I did not bear this in mind from the beginning ...
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How to auto-expand all “older posts” on Facebook wall

Is there a way to automatically expand all "older posts" on a Facebook wall at once? I'm using Firefox if it matters.
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How do I remove Timeline from Facebook?

I visited my friend's profile on Facebook recently. Impressed with his Timeline feature I added to my profile as well. Bored with it, I want to get rid of the Timeline now. How can I remove it? I was ...
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People can see with whom I shared a post, when I post it with custom sharing

Usually I post status or links with custom sharing. e.g. I do post a status keeping 10-15 people in custom list. Now, if one of them hovers the mouse on the "gear" or "custom" sharing icon, they can ...
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How to disable Facebook account verification when I login from different country

As Facebook is blocked by Iranian government, we have to access it through VPNs and other proxy software (e.g. Tor) which their servers are scattered over the world. The problem is Facebook is ...
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How to disable Facebook email notifications?

Facebook sends me a lot of notifications on my email and sometimes it annoys me. How can I disable all these notifications? I just want to check the incoming messages only when I open Facebook website....
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Facebook “share link” feature feature for Blogger, Google Buzz, or other Blogs?

Facebook has a nice share feature to share links. When I share a link on Facebook, I paste a URL into the status box (The box which says "What's on your mind?"). Facebook will automatically populate ...
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How can I view my followers on Facebook?

Facebook must have changed something again because I cannot find out how to view the list of subscribers. In Googling for this, I came upon this question: Facebook: List of subscribers However, it ...
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Google reader shared items in Facebook [closed]

Is there a way to link my Google Reader shared items to Facebook updates. ie., whenever I share something in Google Reader it should appear in my Facebook updates as well. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Update Facebook fanpage status from Twitter

I would update the status of a couple of Facebook fanpages through their Twitter accounts, but can not find a way to synchronize directly (without using a specific Twitter client to write the updates)....
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Why can't I reply to Facebook wall posts by email?

As mentioned in this answer, it is supposed to be possible to respond to Facebook wall posts via email, by replying to the notification message. This used to work for me, but now suddenly doesn't. I'...
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Pending friend requests on Facebook

I want to see my all pending friend requests, which are sent by me on Facebook. I also want to see those people who have not accepted my friend request. Is there any way I can accomplish this?
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How does Facebook manipulate images after upload?

I have a friend who tries to upload a company logo as banner on a Facebook group, but it seems like Facebook compress or change the image in some way after upload, so the resolution gets scrambled. ...
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No Add Friend Button but many mutual friends?

An old friend and I have 18 mutual Facebook friends. Until a month ago, I could have sent him a friend request, as the button to add friend was there. Then all of a sudden, the "add friend" button ...
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How do you link to a Facebook Page in a comment using its PageId?

How do you link to a Facebook Page in a comment using its PageId? I remember it was something like: @[id:name]
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Facebook says vanity URL for page is not available, but it is not used by another page

I'm trying to claim a short URL "www.facebook.com/[URLGOESHERE]" for my FB community page. I'm doing this at https://www.facebook.com/username but when I do so it says "[URLGOESHERE] is not available"....
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Reply to Facebook Message via Email

I know it is possible to receive your Facebook messages via email. I would like to reply by email, but Facebook doesn't allow me to do this and instead returns a delivery failure. Are there any ...
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How can I prevent/lessen event spam on Facebook?

On Facebook, you can be invited to an event by any of your friends. Once you have been invited to an event, the admins of that event can send messages straight to your inbox even if you have not sent ...
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How can I hide all “someone likes something” updates?

I'd like to hide all the "someone likes something" updates on facebook, but I don't want to block those people, as I still want to see status updates, pictures, shared links, and all else. I just don'...
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Reusing “freed” Facebook personal profile URL on another account you own that is a business page?

Okay here is what I did: Let's see what we have here: Inherited an Old FB profile and an Old FB Page. Created a New (Timeline) FB Business Page. Merged the Old FB Profile into the New FB Business ...
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Is there still a way to send a message with a friend request on Facebook?

With the new Facebook layout (timeline, etc.) friend requests are made with one click (the old pop-up box doesn't show up anymore). I tried to send a friend request to someone I hadn't seen in a while ...
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Comment on a Facebook page item owned by me, as myself

I'm the administrator of a Facebook page for an organization, and when adding comments to items posted there (by myself or by other administrators), the comments show up as being "added by the page". ...
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How can I see who recently viewed my Facebook profile?

Is there any way we can know who viewed our profile recently on Facebook? I remember Friendster had (has?) this function, but I'm not sure whether Facebook does.
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How do I cancel a friend request on Facebook?

If I send a friend request to someone, and after quite some time they haven't accepted, how do I cancel the friend request?
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Preventing new friends from seeing old Facebook posts

I'd like to add some new people as Facebook friends so that they can see baby pictures, but not the rest of my posts and other items. Going forward, this is easy, as I can just add them to ...
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Hiding job title on blogs using Facebook comments

On Techcrunch or other blogs using Facebook comments, I noticed that your job title displays next to your post. Is there any way to limit the privacy settings so it only displays to friends versus ...
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What does using 'Login with Facebook' or 'Facebook Connect' to login to another site allow the site to do?

When I use a Facebook account to login to another website, what does 'logging in with Facebook' allow that website do with my Facebook account? Can they post messages on my wall or news feed or ...
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How to create a “restricted” group in Facebook that is NOT public?

Is there any way to create a group of people who can't see any posts in my profile except for what I explicitly share with them, without being forced to make those posts public to the entire world?
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Personal Facebook usage statistics

Is it possible to see personal Facebook usage statistics from facebook.com or some other web service? By statistics, I mean, for example, the total number of likes, posts, logins, etc. (maybe detailed ...
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Is there a way to see all of my Facebook activity of the (very long ago) past easily?

I've been trying to trace something out using Facebook and I was all the way back by about 8 months and accidentally clicked the wrong thing and now I'd have to start all over (mind you, it took about ...
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What are the dimensions for the Facebook Timeline cover photo?

I've googled a resolution of height: 851px and width: 315px but it actually seems to be considerably larger than this. The full image http://i.imgur.com/JZ1yp.jpg
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How can I automatically forward Facebook messages to my email or phone?

I can create email addresses that forward to other email addresses. Likewise, can I automatically forward Facebook messages to either my email or phone?
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Direct permalink (object_id) to posts on the new facebook Timeline profiles

How do you link directly to a wall post under the Facebook Timeline view of things? With the old Facebook profiles, you can use Firebug (a Firefox add-on) to look at the wall post, and get the ...
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How can I get the permalink for every Facebook post?

When I want to share a Facebook post on another site, I need to search the embed code (or share the post on my timeline) every time, and this is really uncomfortable. So I would like something ...
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Select All Friends in Facebook

How does one select all friends when trying to invite them into groups, etc.?
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How to use ifttt to post Google+ updates to Facebook?

I found this recipe, but it doesn't work. I put in either https://plus.google.com/103156295300828440975 or http://plu.sr/feed.php?plusr=103156295300828440975, but I keep getting an error Trigger ...
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At what size (in pixels and file size) will Facebook shrink an uploaded large image to the size of the image it shows when viewed in an album?

I noticed that the maximum length of the longer side of an image viewed in an album shown by Facebook is 960 pixels (this is different from the image you can download in the 'Download' link, which ...
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Facebook Page Events - Invite fans?

I am an admin for a Facebook Page for a group I am part of. I have created an Event and would like to invite all "fans" of the Page to it. I can't see any way to do this though - I can only invite ...
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Get a List of Facebook Friend's Email addresses

How can I get a list of email addresses of Facebook Friend's that have published their email address? My request is similar to the phonebook question.
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Aiming for higher quality images on Facebook page

The compression Facebook puts on my profile photo (a logo) for my Facebook Page is killing me. I've tried different sizes, png, jpgs, and it always gets pixelated / blurred. Anyone have experience ...
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Facebook shows me as online even if I turned off chat. How can I be offline in Facebook?

I never use Facebook Chat. It's always turned off. But I realized that it shows me as online (green dot) to my friends even if it's turned off. Is there any way to be offline in Facebook? I don't ...
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Facebook Business set up as a person, and a page. Can they be merged?

So I inherited a website that has 2 Facebook pages set up. The business owners, not knowing any better, created a person page for the business. This "person" later went on to start, and adminsister ...
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Don't allow comments on Facebook page

Is there any way to not allow people commenting on posts of my Facebook page?
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Facebook is slow to post imported sites like Delicious and Google Reader

On Facebook, I set my settings to pull posts (saved items) from Delicious and Google Reader. It's set to show that I posted on either of the sites as part of my regular Facebook feed. However, for ...