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Someone claimed my facebook page

I have created a facebook page couple years ago, it was my personal page. But suddenly someone claimed my page and I couldn't assign people with their roles. Apparently, this guy has been claiming ...
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If I like a friend's old post, would my 'Like' appear to our friend's (mutual) news feed?

If I like a friend's really old post (2011 - something he posted to me - it actually appeared to me on my "ON THIS DAY" section) would my 'Like' appear on our mutual friend's news feed? I don't want ...
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Share your Facebook photo album with non-Facebook users

In the 2000s (before 2010) Facebook would allow you to get a direct URL to one's own Facebook album that could be emailed and shared with non-Facebook users. People have asked this question before ...
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Facebook won't allow me to have my real name on my account

When I first opened my Facebook account I wasn't really sure if I would like being a Facebook user so I opened my account with my maiden name which was Carol Baker, not thinking I would still be on 3 ...
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How can I download my own video I uploaded to Facebook to my hard drive?

I have the link of the video in my storyteller. But whenever site I paste the link I'm getting error say "the video might be private and not public". But I never set it to private. Any way to ...
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My Facebook was disabled by mistake, how long does it take to get it back? [closed]

On November 20th I was first told you send a photo of me for security and it was being reviewed. Now on December 24th my account was disabled when I had to wait a whole month to wait so I sent a ...
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Deleting Facebook Messenger messages for all users?

I am attempting to regain my privacy by deleting some social media apps. I'm starting with Facebook and Messenger, because those are the ones I use the least, but I see that deactivating or deleting ...
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How to hide my personal facebook account from showing when I post in Story from my Facebook Page?

I have seen that whenever I try to post a story from my facebook page, at the top of the published story, it shows something like this "Story by myfacebookpage posted by mypersonalaccountname" I want ...
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How can I see my Restricted friends list on Facebook?

Each time I post, it comes up with "friends except restricted". I have no "restricted" list on the left hand side of the screen where lists appear. I did have a restricted list ages ago but now I ...
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How do the Activity Log » Added Friends » 'Friend activity can show up in' settings work?

In Facebook: Activity Log » More » Friends » Added Friends » 'Friend activity can show up in', I see the following togglable settings: Highlights and Other Stories, Recent Activity, New Friend Reports,...
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Why is the event location missing from the public view of a Facebook event?

Facebook members have reported they can't view the location of my public event. I can't view it neither in private browsing mode. Please see https://www.facebook.com/events/815082995518176/?...
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Why is Facebook telling me “Only add people who you know”?

This is the message I am receiving: Only add people who you know Please only send friend requests to people who you know personally. If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us ...
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Untag myself from a Facebook comment

Some friend (or sometimes a spam application) has tagged me (and possibly others) within a comment on a random post on another friend's timeline. Problem: It is annoying to be associated with that ...
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Does Facebook account deletion deletes the whole Messenger conversation for both users?

Does deleting a Facebook account permanently delete all conversation history from Messenger from both users, including pictures and any other media?
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How do I lock my Facebook profile?

I have found some Facebook accounts if someone is not my friend, it shows "This profile is locked". I want to do same with my Facebook account. How can I do that? I have seen in other's accounts a ...
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“Unrecognized browser or device” email received from Facebook

Email I received from Facebook said: your account was recently logged into from an unrecognized browser or device. Was this you? May 16, 2017 @ 9:25 p.m. Near Ranchito, Belize IE on Windows. ...
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Delete all data on Facebook without having an account

From the latest updates to security and data-protection there is now a way to delete all private data a company such as Facebook has collected together with the ability to get the collected data. I ...
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What is the correct privacy setting for a Facebook group if I want it to be searchable but hide the member list?

I want to create a Facebook group for an LGBT employee network at my company. I want it to show up when people search its name. At the same time I want the list of members to be hidden because of the ...
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When I comment on a post it does not display on my timeline or newsfeed

I have privacy settings set to Only Me (until I figure this out) for 'Who can see my future posts' and 'Who can see posts I'm tagged in', and when I post on an article it does not appear anywhere on ...
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Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?

On Facebook, it's possible by default for someone's friends to tag him in a photo without his permission. Is there any way for a user to stop his friends from doing that, or to at least require his ...
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Facebook - Photos not showing up on timeline or photos page

So recently I uploaded a couple of landscape photos to my timeline. However, I realized when I set the 'view' as public and as the 'specific friend' feature that the photos do not show up for anyone ...
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Why can't my friend see a photo on my timeline that is supposed to viewable by friends of anyone tagged?

I was recently tagged in a photo. The person that took it is not my friend (a mutual friend of ours, who also appears in the photo, tagged me). I approved it to appear on my timeline. If I look at ...
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Can “Watching now” be disabled?

I was watching a snooker game live stream on Facebook and noticed a FB friend being displayed as (also) Watching now: They also mention it in the comments next to the video (which scrolls out of view ...
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How to Discover Facebook Fake Account Info?

Someone created a fake Facebook account using my name and my picture; is there a way to discover the phone number or email that was used to create the fake account? How I can discover who did that, ...
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If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from “Only Me” to “Friends”, will my friends get notified about it?

If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from "Only Me" to "Friends", will my friends get notified about it? What can I do if I don't want them to be notified?
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Prevent Instagram from suggesting me to my Facebook friends (accounts not linked)

In my Instagram app I don't log in with Facebook (my accounts are not linked and have never been) but somehow Instagram is showing me contacts from Facebook and presumably showing my contacts my ...
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Cannot log in to Facebook Account - No way to contact support

So I can't log in to Facebook and have no way of contacting Facebook support for help - I'm developing a Facebook app using calls to their API for a job/interview test. So, I created the app on my ...
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Automated Facebook friend requests

My father has a Facebook account he barely uses, which I can't even find on google or Facebook. He changed his privacy settings a few days ago. Before everyone could send a friend request, now only ...
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Does turning off facial recognition remove (or prevent the creation of) facial templates

As I understand, facebook's facial recognition creates a facial template for each user based on their photos. Does disabling facial recognition suggestions either delete existing templates or prevent ...
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Prevent my own message from being received if I report it as spam

I have sent a message to someone that shouldn't have got it. They haven't read it so I reported it as spam and deactivated my account. Will this definitely stop the person from seeing the message? Has ...
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How do I ensure everything on my Facebook timeline is hidden to strangers?

When a stranger (i.e. person who is not my Facebook friend) opens my personal Facebook URL (i.e. https://www.facebook.com/myusername/), several posts on my timeline are displayed. How can I ensure ...
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Will I get a Facebook Login notifications about a device that has logged into my account a few times?

I've recently turned on the setting to be notified when an unrecognised device logs into my Facebook account. However, I think that someone has used my account on another device BEFORE I turned this ...
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How do you stop your friends from being notified of what you post on others' walls?

With Facebook, if you go to for example a company's page and post something on their wall, or even another friend's page, how do you stop it from notifying all your friends of what you posted? I don'...
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Does Facebook respect your “except” list if those people are in “friends of tagged”?

If I post something on Facebook I can see in the privacy settings, I can make it visible to all of my friends and I can also choose "except" and list any individual people to not be included. I am ...
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Sharing Video on Facebook

If I post a video to my profile on Facebook and make it only visible to a custom list, can those members then re-post the video and share it with whoever they wish?
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Will 'going to' on public event in closed group show in news feed?

I'm in a 'closed group' which has a 'public event'. I want to press 'going' on this event. I don't want it to appear on news feed/timeline (or whatever it's called) of my Facebook friends. Will my ...
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How can I stop friends from posting my location on Facebook?

This Lifehacker post seems to be out of date. How can I stop friends from posting my location when they tag me and a location in their status?
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How to block Facebook friends suggestions?

I need to block Facebook friends suggestions. I keep seeing friends suggestions on the main page and on profiles of friends, and I don't want to be shown people I don't know. Any way to block these ...
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Why does Facebook show last login of some friends and doesn't show that in others?

When I am using Facebook on my PC, on the chat bar I see last online time for some of my friends. But I don't see last seen for some of them. Why does this happen? Is it because the person has turned ...
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Privacy on a Business Page

I am an administrator of a Facebook Business (Organization) page. It is connected to my personal account so I can manage it. I noticed under the About tab that it shares my personal FB page icon. I ...
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FriendA and FriendB are also friends with each other. Can FriendB see if FriendA likes/comments a post meant for FriendA only?

I tried to find existing answer but could not find the exact situation. I would like to know how Facebook will behave in the following case: A, a friend of mine B, a friend of mine C, a friend of A, ...
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Allow Public Likes But Not Comments?

I've create an account on Facebook which is going to be used primarily for marketing a non-profit that I work with. The account is basically a character I'll be playing. (Two accounts, actually, ...
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Does everything disappear when I block someone on Facebook and Messenger?

If I block someone on Facebook and also block him on Messenger, does everything on Messenger disappear or still is shown as active from the person that blocked him ?
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Can my location be found from a Facebook picture?

This old ABC News clip dramatically announces a "new and freightening threat [...] unknown to many Internet crime experts", which exposes a child's location via pictures posted to Twitter, Facebook, ...
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Public profile information

How do I stop Facebook naming my mother as a Parent in the "Born" section of my timeline that is viewable to the public? I don't think I made this information public and I have even updated my ...
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How secure is Facebook's custom search?

If I share a photo album on Facebook with "custom audience" then will their mutual friends will be able to see those photos? I want to upload family albums and I want only selected people to see. ...
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How to appear offline on Facebook, to all but one person?

Sometimes Facebook is the best or only method of communication between her and a priority contact. So as not to seem rude to her other friends, customers, or whatever while she's busy; how can she ...
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Will my friends see my comments on some business' wall?

If I don't want my friends to see my comments on some business/company Facebook page, what I do to make sure they won't? Same thing about Facebook Groups. Finally, I think lately some Facebook ...
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How do I stop Facebook from suggesting my friends join my closed Facebook groups?

How to make my closed Facebook groups not show in "proposed"? My friend can see closed groups where I am a member.
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How can I block all the members of a Facebook group to which I do not belong?

I would like to block the entire member list of a Facebook group, which I do not belong to, all at once. Is that even possible?