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Facebook: don't show news from TV shows I “like” in my feed?

Can I "like" a TV show on Facebook but not see news from it in my News Feed? I'm not interested in the news and just had an unseen episode spoiled from the show's own news feed item. I've looked in ...
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On Facebook can I control which friends appear in my news feed with Friend Lists?

Facebook's News Feed has always seemed rather arbitrary / random to me. I'd like to control which friends appear in the news feed. Is there a way I can do that using my various friend lists? ...
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What are the recommended privacy settings for Facebook?

I hear a lot about the default privacy settings on Facebook being too open and that third parties can get hold of my private information. What can I do to lock down my account so that only the people ...
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How can a user re-join a secret Facebook group?

I created a secret group in Facebook where all of my friends can talk and chat about anything. If someone leaves the group and wants to join the group, what can they do? I am the admin of that group, ...
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What should I do if my Facebook account is taken over by another person?

My daughter's account has been taken over by an other person. It is the second time in four days, What to do? She already asked twice for a new log in way, she logged in successfully, but the next ...
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How can I retroactively tag friends in a post on Facebook?

I posted a status update on Facebook and tagged a few friends in it, but I forgot one, and another only accepted my friend request after I had already posted the status update. How can I now ...
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How to stop friend requests from friends of friends

How can I stop friend requests from "friends of friends" when I don't have a clue who those people are? I have a Facebook account to keep up with people I know personally who have moved away, but I ...
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How do I delete my Facebook friends from the mobile interface?

How do I delete my Facebook friends from the mobile interface?. Before the timeline feature there was an "unfriend" button in their profile. However, now I can't find where is it located in timeline ...
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Can't get past Facebook checkpoint after entering real name

Facebook wanted me to enter my real name, but when I did it didn't accept it. Now I get a blank page (checkpoint) after signing in and can't get to my page. I could and did change my password, but ...
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Make profile picture a picture from an album without recreating it

I have a picture in an album that I would like to make my profile picture, but it won't let me unless I crop it, making a new version. I would like to take my photo from my album, without having to ...
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Comments and likes for a photo not showing up on Facebook profile, only when clicking the photo

On Facebook, I noticed that the comments and likes for a photo I checked in are not showing up on my profile but they display when I click into the photo. How can I get them to display directly on ...
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People cannot “Like” any posts on my Facebook Wall

On my Facebook page, the "Like" and "Comment" option is missing on all posts on my wall. I can like and comment on my own page, but others cannot. I discovered this when I went to my profile page and ...
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posting in google+ that is automatically reposted on Facebook

How can I post in Google+ that is automatically reposted on Facebook? Are there any browser extensions for this in Google-Chrome or Firefox?
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Facebook event: uninvite all people who are not “attending” nor “maybe”

I invited 800 friends to a Facebook event I thought would interest only very few people, and the event is getting too popular compared to actual capacity. Is there any alternative to manually ...
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Allow Facebook page users/fans to post only after admin review?

I run a Facebook page for a local organization. Is it possible to allow users to post on our wall, tag photos, etc. - but only after one of our admins has reviewed it?
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Uploading animated GIFs on Facebook

I'd like to upload or link to an animated GIF to Facebook in such a way that ideally it would display animated in the profile page. If that's not possible, it should at least animate when clicked. ...
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What is the difference between share-on-Facebook and Facebook-like?

What is the difference between share-on-Facebook and Facebook-like? I see both of them in many pages. Which one to use? What are the factor for choosing?
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How do I get the e-mail addresses of my Facebook friends?

I want to send one of my Facebook friends an e-mail, but I don't have his email-address. It's rather personal, so I don't want to send it via Facebook if possible. How can I get his e-mail address ...
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Is it possible to edit the Facebook lookback video?

Can you edit the Facebook "looking back" video, swapping some pictures? Trying to change some photos, does anyone get a prompt to do that anywhere?
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How to share the “Look Back” video from Facebook?

On Facebook, there is a link to view a video looking back on your Facebook history. Apparently, some people have shared this video with their friends, however I and someone else cannot figure out how ...
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How does Facebook know how to suggest friends for new accounts?

When someone creates a new Facebook account, they see a list of suggested friends. It's surprisingly accurate sometimes. How does Facebook obtain this data? Some guesses I've thought of so far: ...
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Facebook account hacked, what to do?

Someone hacked my Facebook profile and my password has been changed by someone. I cannot change my password and the regular way doesn't work, I never become the e-mail of the new password in time, ...
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Facebook Checkpoint, Locked Profile

I have been loged out of my facebook for a while. It all started when I imported some contacts from my old Yahoo mail. They locked my account and I now have to verify it, I tried this they send me a ...
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What tools can I use to get Wordpress updates on a Facebook page? [closed]

I have been using the RSS Graffiti app to get updates from Wordpress onto my Facebook page. This generally works fairly well, giving me a photo thumbnail, title, and short description. My thoughts on ...
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When I like a photo, video or anything on Facebook, why doesn't it appear on anyone's news feed?

This started happening 5 days ago and I did not change any of my Facebook settings.My friends who are following me and subscribed to me are unable to see all the photos I liked on Facebook. We even ...
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Forgot Facebook Email and Password

I have an old Facebook account that I created, uploaded a couple of photos and simply ignored (i.e. no friends added). Now, I can't remember the email address associated with the account and I don't ...
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Facebook verification can't validate my ID

I used my nickname as my middle name and my maiden name, and now I'm locked out of my Facebook account. I did not know that this was not allowed according to the Facebook Terms of Service. When I try ...
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How do I, Block my Activity on Friends News Feeds like Photos Likes or Post Likes

So, I am NOT asking how to block my Posts on My Timeline. I am asking how I can block my Activity, such as posting in open groups, making comments on peoples posts, adding a friend, Liking a Photo, ...
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Not getting notifications of close friend

I am unable to get any notification from my close friend on Facebook. I do not even have a notification button on the top left hand side in my close friend list. Does anyone have any suggestions why ...
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Someone memorialized my Facebook profile but I'm still alive!

Apparently, it’s pretty easy to memorialize someone's Facebook profile. I am greeted with the following message after entering my valid and correct username and password: Account Inaccessible This ...
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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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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 friend's contact info to gMail?

Is it possible to export my Facebook friend's contact info to gMail?
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How can I download all messages from Facebook?

How can I download all my private messages from Facebook? I don't really want to have to scroll through the actual messages, wait for older ones to load, and copy and paste since I have 7k+ messages ...
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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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How does Facebook guess results when you search for someone?

When you start searching for someone in Facebook's search bar, it will automatically start bringing back finds. What is the algorithm here? Is order arbitrary, and if not what determines it? Edit: My ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to export my Facebook status'?

I need a text document of my facebook status updates for all time. What's the quickest way to do this?
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Google reader shared items in Facebook

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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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. ...
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How do you format Facebook Wall posts?

There doesn't appear to be any formatting links when I do a Facebook Wall post. Is there any way to do formatting like HTML, markup, etc?
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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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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 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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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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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 ...