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How to disable “ [member] asked to join [group]” Facebook notifications?

When you are admin of a Facebook group, you have to approve each member that wants to enter the group. In addition, you are notified every time someone asks for approval. If you are admin of a large ...
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How exactly does Facebook's “Friends of Friends” visiblity play together with “hide from” beyond the first level?

Intro I often am in the situation where I combine Facebook's "friends of friends" visibility with the "hide from" option. I see this more as an act of courtesy than secrecy (in which case I would use ...
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How does the “Facebook profile visitor” application work?

Facebook claims that it is not possible to check all who have viewed or visited your profile, but there are some applications which enable you to find out the profile visitor. How does this work?
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How does Facebook know where I live?

How does Facebook know where I live, when I have never provided anything about my address (or even city) to Facebook (or such companies)? (My correct city was in the "anonymous" Sponsored "survey".) (...
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What is the maximum size of a comment to a post on Facebook?

How many characters can a comment to a post have on Facebook? Note that I'm not referring to a status update or a root post in a group but to the comments.
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How do I disable a Facebook account without deleting it?

Let’s say I want to disappear from Facebook without completely deleting the account (in case I want to keep my contacts, for example, or the content I have uploaded to the service). What steps should ...
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Logging into a deceased relative's Facebook account

How can I gain access to a Facebook account of a deceased family member? Is there a procedure or appropriate channels we must go through via Facebook in order to gain access to the account of a dead ...
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Why can I not create an application on my Facebook page?

I have created a Facebook "page" for a client, for the purposes of promoting their business. Forgive me but I'm not totally clear on the myriad of options and account types on Facebook, so I am not ...
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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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Advantages of Facebook groups vs. Facebook pages?

I would like to get a good comparison of current features of Facebook groups vs. Facebook pages. To the best of my knowledge, the only advantage of using a Facebook group is that until you reach 5000 ...
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Sync Facebook/Twitter posts with Google+

My business uses a Facebook page to post all of their updates on, which (I'm told) are also automatically posted to Twitter. I have just set up a Google+ page for the business, and I would like the ...
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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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Are there any Facebook “suicide” apps out there?

I would like to delete a lot of my Facebook data without closing my account. Of course, doing it manually is a waste of time and it's not interesting :-) Are there any services similar to http://...
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Allow Facebook posts to be liked by the public

How do I change my settings to allow non-friends to 'like' my posts? They can 'share' but not comment or like. My setting is public on my wall.
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Tool to bulk remove Facebook status updates [closed]

Is there any tool/webapp out there that will let me bulk delete past status updates? The only solution I have found so far is going back manually and deleting them one by one.
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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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Stop Facebook from showing the pictures you like

The photos I like are showed on my friends' news feed. How do I stop that?
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How to see who shared my link on Facebook

On my Facebook page, I posted a link to my YouTube video. When I was using the Facebook search to find a page, I was surprised to find that my link showed up and it said that 4 people shared it. Is ...
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Is it possible to include a hyperlink in a Facebook wall post?

I want to turn a word in my Facebook wall post into a hyperlink, like this. As far as I can tell, your only options as to include the plain text of the link in your post, or "attach" the link to the ...
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Grant employees rights to manage a Facebook page without using their personal account

At some point in the past, the best way we were aware of to allow employees to manage a client's Facebook business page was that we could ask the employee to add their work email address to their ...
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How can I schedule an update to be posted to my Facebook wall, at a certain time in the future?

For example, I often write a blog post late at night, or during the weekend. If I mention it on Facebook as soon as I've written it, nobody will see it. I'd prefer to post it the following morning, ...
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How to synchronize comments between WordPress and Facebook?

I import my WordPress posts into my Facebook account as Notes. I end up having two separate sets of comments for the same blog post this way. Is there any way to do a two-way synchronize of these ...
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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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How to jump to friend's comment on video or photo

On Facebook, in the news feed you can see when friends place a comment on a video or photo. However, what that friend has written is not shown directly, which is annoying when the video or photo has ...
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Is it possible to edit posts in Facebook?

I know that now it is possible to edit comments. Is there a way to do the same with old posts?
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Disable Facebook “UP NEXT” popup and next video play

At the last 6-7 seconds of each video, Facebook has a popup in the bottom right corner of the video that will play next. It's very annoying, since it hides part of the video (especially if there are ...
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List of recently added Facebook friends?

Is there a way to see what friends I recently added? It used to be possible using "Edit friends" but this part has changed it seems. "Became friends with" stories are set to not appear on my wall. ...
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How to disable birthday notifications

On Facebook, notifications have started showing up for birthdays: These notifications are a waste of time, they are redundant with the birthday notification zone that already shows up on the news ...
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Find out who likes my website using the Facebook like button

Where can I find the details on who has liked and commented on my pages via the Facebook Like button that I've put on my website? I recently put the Facebook Like plugin on my site and now see that ...
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Facebook chat alert “Friend is using an application to access chat.”

I am using the Facebook chat a lot but today something odd started happening. When I try to send my friends a message through the Facebook chat they will receive a pop up message saying something like ...
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How can I make my Facebook profile completely private?

How can I make my Facebook profile completely private? I don't want people to be able to see me.
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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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Any way to auto-approve requests to join new-style Facebook group?

Re-posting this since my previous post got closed as a duplicate, and the question they said it was a duplicate of does not fix my problem. I have a new-style group. Back when the new Facebook groups ...
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How can I use Facebook as an OpenID provider?

I'd like to use my Facebook account for my OpenID accounts. How can I do this?
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Seeing friends' comments in a long list of comments

I get these updates on my Facebook feed saying John GuyYouKnow commented on the following link: insert stupid link here. Naturally I am now curious what my friend said about that stupid link. So I ...
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Friends of a friend can see my post when my friend comments or likes, even if I am not my friend's friends

If I post something on Facebook and a friend comments on it or likes it, how is it that other people who are friends of the comment writers or likers, but not friends of mine, can see it? Surely this ...
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Post an image in a comment on Facebook

Is there a way to post a photo when I leave a comment in Facebook? I want to be able to include an inline image when I comment. Or is this not enabled/allowed?
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Where did Facebook spy to find out I was interested in some video game?

So, I read a Cracked.com article about a certain popular video game (that shall remain nameless but involves going into blue things and emerging out of orange things). I knew nothing about that game ...
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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 to permanently disable the recent search history in Facebook?

I know we can remove them but how to disable it permanently?
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How do I find a Facebook “friend request” that I declined?

How do I find an old "friend request" that I declined?
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Search friends' posts on Facebook

When I use the FB search bar it always finds groups or pages, etc. I want to search stuff my friends have posted... for instance I remember last week someone posted or commented on a post about a ...
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Stop Facebook from showing my current location when I make a post

Within Facebook, any time I make a post it gives away my location as "Near The Closest Large City" (naming the city). I do not want this much detail posted about my location. How do I stop this from ...
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Facebook notification: “XYZ downloaded a photo of you”

I am a bit surprised by this screenshot I have just found on the Internet: Is it fake? This discussion seems to imply that there is no such notification. Would be surprising but never know what ...
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What Facebook information is shared when I visit a website and it has a Facebook friends block?

So if I go to a website (like www.groupon.com) I get a section of the webpage which tells me the names of some of my Facebook friends who "liked" this site and offers a button that has the Facebook "f"...
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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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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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How to share my friend's shared post that was shared by another user/page/group?

When we see a post from our Facebook friend that shares another post from someone else on Facebook, we want to reshare it. My issue is that the share button will share the original post not my friend'...
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Can I prevent one friend from posting on my profile in Facebook?

I have one person on my friend list that I would like to prevent from writing on my wall. Is there a way to do this in Facebook?
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Are facebook friend suggestions reflexive?

If facebook suggests that I become friends with person A, does person A have a friend suggestion that is me?

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