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Automatically add a Facebook page's events to Google Calendar

Is it possible to add a Facebook page's events to Google Calendar, automatically when the page creates events in the future? Facebook offers the "subscribed to this page's events" functionality but ...
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Prevent 'reply all' in Facebook group message

I'm the admin for a Facebook group of approximately 50 members, and I want to send a single message to everyone in the group. I need to use a message because most members of the group do not receive ...
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Is it possible to quickly invite people to join a group rather than just adding them?

I recently created a Facebook group. I'd like to invite a bunch of people to join the group instead of adding them without their permission. Is this possible?
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How do you disconnect Facebook accounts from Instagram?

I signed up for Instagram and it said I already had an account with that email address. I didn't remember signing up but thought maybe I had done it a while ago. I reset my password and logged in. It ...
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Is it possible to block Facebook's sponsored ads using uBlock now that they separate “sponsored” text onto different divs?

If you inspect the word "sponsored" on Facebook's sponsored posts, you'll see they break the word up across multiple elements to bypass uBlock Origin and other blockers. Is there a way to still block ...
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how to ‘like’ someone’s participation in (‘going to’) an event?

I want to like that someone is going to an event. IIRC, I can do it when I see it in the ‘Ticker’. It is also possible if someone already liked it; that shows up on the wall of the event. But when I ...
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Facebook's “View As…” returns blank profile?

I am using the "View As..." tool to see how a certain person sees my profile. But it turns up empty! No timeline, just a blank page after my cover and profile pics. This doesn't make sense since we ...
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How to invite into secret Facebook group?

I run a secret Facebook group. When I need to add a new member, I paste an email address into the Invite Members box on the right panel: Sometimes it works as expected. However, 90% of the time I ...
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Facebook: difference between “Business or brand” and “Community or public figure” page

When you click on Create Page on Facebook, you get to choose from the following options: I have read several articles (first, second, ...) on the topic about what these types pages are designed for......
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Facebook shows conversation as unread even though last message was posted by me

Often when I reply to a Facebook message, the message stays marked as "unread". For instance in the screenshot below (messenger.com) the first and third conversations are OK, but the conversation in ...
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How do I stop event invites from a particular group without leaving it?

I'm a member of a group on Facebook. I want to unsubscribe from event invites without leaving the group. Is this possible?
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Facebook getting search history from Gmail, LinkedIn and Twitter

Recently, in my Facebook search bar I've noticed it shows "recent searches" that I didn't search on Facebook. For instance, I looked at Paul Graham and Scott Adams' Twitter feeds. This showed up in my ...
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How to limit old posts on Facebook to a custom friend list

I'd like to know how to automatically assign the visibility of all my Facebook posts to, at most, a custom friend list. I know about the "Limit Old Posts" feature, and this does not allow you to ...
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What does the associative location of “friends” in the Facebook Friends tab indicate?

I have seen some very interesting patterns on the Facebook friends tab. It seems as though there is some sort of pattern in terms of date added or perhaps friends with similar social connections. Does ...
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Any way to jump to a much older point in a Facebook photo stream?

When you go to the Photos section of a Facebook page, the URL will be https://www.facebook.com/PAGENAME/photos_stream, and then as you keep scrolling down, more photos will appear. This one Facebook ...
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Facebook Lookback Movie Second Chance?

I was able to successfully create and share the FB Lookback movie, but had to delete it when I saw a picture had been included that should not be shared (someone with their ex). After deleting the ...
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Why does my Facebook profile say I have photos and albums when I don't have any?

I have deleted all my photos and albums from my Facebook profile in order to do some "spring cleaning" and I have realised that even if I have 0 photos it still says: "3 Photos of you", "36 photos", "...
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Is there a history of friend requests received?

On Facebook, I would like to see all Friend Requests I ever received. Is it possible? The current list of Friend requests is not good enough for several reasons: Only unaccepted friend requests are ...
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Show posts by all users on my page's Facebook timeline by default

I've created a Facebook page for a community, and I want to make it so that posts by others are shown by default when someone visits the page. Currently, it is only showing posts made by me-as-admin, ...
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Unable to see Add WhatsApp account in my Facebook business manager

I had tried to add a WhatsApp account in business manager settings. The guidelines in their helpcenter documentation stated that I could add a WhatsApp account from business manager settings. But in ...
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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 send messages to people that applied to a Facebook group from a Facebook page?

As an admin of a Facebook group I can, in the list of new applications where you accept or deny new members, also send messages to people who have applied to become members of the group. Currently ...
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How to analyse in detail who clicked the advertisement?

Using Facebook Ads we can segment things like "parents with kids from 6-8 who live in Antarctica and like beaches". However, let's say we don't segment our potential clients (because we don't know who ...
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Why do Facebook notifications still make sounds even after I turn off “Play a sound when each new notification is received”?

So from https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=notifications&section=on_facebook&view, I have both "Play a sound when each new notification is received" and "Play a sound when a message is ...
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Facebook account that only redirects to Facebook for Business

I have a similar question to this one: Facebook opens "Ads Page" instead of regular homepage after login And I'm asking again because the solutions mentioned in that question no longer ...
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Can't see which friends liked a Facebook page

I manage two Facebook pages, and I have the following problem: on one, if someone goes to the page they can see who of their friends liked it, while it is not the case with the other. I cannot seem to ...
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Posts get displayed in 2 different tabs on a Facebook Page

I have a problem with one of my Facebook pages. It is a page where I regularly publish posts via WordPess (Jetpack). Automatically publishing posts via WordPress works. But when I visit my page, I ...
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Facebook Page for business without admin account, can't use old Shared Login

I was recently hired to act as social media advisor for a very small firm. The Facebook page was supposedly under control of a Facebook account that used shared login (both Facebook and Gmail) details....
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How to remove 'send a message' option from Birthdays on Facebook

Whenever a friend has birthday, it is visible on our timeline as "[friend's name]'s birthday is today." When you click on that, a popup window opens and if they have not set the privacy for timeline ...
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How can I create a clickable link to my website in my Facebook profile?

I would like to offer a link to my website in my Facebook profile (not page). I understand that there is the option to add a link under the "Info" tab, but I would like the link to appear in or near ...
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Unable to share Stack Exchange links on Facebook

Since 12 hours ago, I noticed that Facebook disabled the little box that gives a preview of the site for the sharing of any Stack Exchange links in status messages - anyone knows why? I have tried ...
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Can you have a Facebook entry in both English and Arabic with proper punctuation?

I have a Facebook page with posts both in English and in Arabic. We give preference to the Arabic language because we are in the Middle East. The problem is in the English portion where the ...
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How do I remove myself as content creator of an unpublished Facebook Page?

I was added as content creator for a Facebook Page that started posting severely abusive and explicit content of late, and as a result, got unpublished for violations of policy. I want to disassociate ...
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Get the Xth person/profile that liked a Facebook page

We have a Facebook page with a number of likes. Is there any way to get the name/Facebook profile of the 10.000th person that liked our page?
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Can I edit the title of a job in Facebook?

I have a job listing with several projects under it, but it is listed under the wrong name (apparently, this place is also a school in Illinois, whereas I work on the east coast). Is there any way to ...
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I am not able to view Last Login on Facebook in Active Session option

My Facebook ID has been hacked. I tried searching the location by visiting Active Session option but it shows only the current active session IP, which is used by me. All last 3 login are removed. Is ...
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Cancel Business Page Developer Account

I recently set up a business page for my company. I then registered as a developer from that id which was confirmed via my cell phone. I have since found out, (no thanks to any information on the ...
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Can I white list some users to post on my timeline?

On Facebook I've set "Who can post on your timeline? Friends" and "Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline? On". Can I white list some friends to have them require no ...
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Can my Timeline statuses be copied/transferred to my Facebook group?

I've been posting and sharing awesome posts on my Timeline and I have this group on Facebook which would be very interesting if all of the Timeline statuses got transfered (copied) to that group. Can ...
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Games on Facebook keep sending me to the sign in page

Games on Facebook (such as Bejewelled Blitz, Diamond Dash) that I have been playing for a long time (and played this morning) now won't load. Clicking on a name makes the page jump to the Facebook ...
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Who's friends list has to be visible to see FB mutual friends?

I am friends with both Jack & Jill and they are friends with each other. I have my Friends list set to "only me". When I view my timeline as "View As-Jack", I see mutual friends, including Jill. ...
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Show all posts and comments in a Facebook group that I am a member of, not an admin

I am a member of a group and I would like to see all the posts and comments from the beginning of the group (approx 8 months ago). Is there a way that I can do this without spending hours simply ...
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Changing the name of a Facebook app developer

Is it possible to change the name of an app developer (which is shown here: http://appdata.com/apps/facebook/124024574287414-instagram)? I have the name of the company in payment tab set to "A", name ...
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Facebook Album sorting

I'm uploading dropbox photos to facebook via IFTTT but the problem is the photos are not sorted. Normally I have filenames as date-taken so it should be sorted bu I think IFTTT ignores that. And I ...
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Is Facebook actively blocking emojis?

When I post all emojis that are available in OSX Mountain Lion on Google+, I get this (Safari screenshot): When I do exactly the same on Facebook I get this (Safari screenshot): Is it possible that ...
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Invite email contacts - No one received the invitation

I have a Facebook business page. Recently, I attempted to take advantage of the "build audience" tool. It allows you to upload a .cvs, .txt, or .xml file of email addresses to send an invitation to "...
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Friends can't find me after reactivate account

I deactivated account in Thursday night, in the next morning, I reactivated account, but when I logged on facebook, the menu Find Friends on header bar is gone, otherwise, I tried posting a status, ...
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How to edit Facebook 'about' information display?

Can you rotate Facebook "about" information shown under your picture? At the moment it shows my job, school, and hometown under my profile picture. I would like to have it display my relationship ...
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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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Social Instagram activity on Facebook is split between the timeline post and the expanded picture

My friend and I both use Instagram for iOS. When we post a picture, there is an option to share it on Facebook. We both have the Facebook timeline enabled. When she posts a picture, she and her ...