If a question is asked then, it should be how many people do not know Facebook. Facebook is one of the most popular social networking services that is currently in the world right now. To say it’s one of the biggest is a mistake as it is easily the largest of its kind right now rivalled only by Google in terms of size and power. Facebook was primarily launched by Mark Zuckerberg and three of his mates back in 2004 as a social networking site, but now it has extended its reach and has taken up the niche of social networking and photo sharing as well as video sharing among other functions. Facebook also has its own newsfeed which is basically a news aggregator that searches through the net and picks out the most relevant and trending topics and displays it to its user base so that the users do not have to work in order to get the latest news headlines from all over the world.
As we all know, Facebook connects people from all corners of the world to each other with friends, relatives or even work colleagues. It is a very useful service that helps a user to chat with others, to share his or her own pictures or videos and also interact with various other people and services. What started as a mere social networking site has today become a behemoth of the technological world. There are more than a billion users who use Facebook regularly and who have helped in its growth so much so that Facebook now buys off its competition. It has also evolved from being a regular social networking site into a big corporation that exercises its power to work and prosper in various aspects of life in general.
How to make a profile on Facebook?
So if you are tired of your friends pushing you to get a Facebook account, then these are the steps that you need to follow. It is quite simple really and also because it’s free Facebook is all the more popular.
- You just have to visit the website where you will see the sign-up option. Fill in the appropriate details and then sign up for Facebook.
- Now Facebook will help you in order to setup your profile which other people can see. You first have to enter your basic information and then your birthday, and then there will be an entire page on your contact and education.
- As soon as you are done, you have to click on the Save Changes option to update the information to your profile. The next step is getting a profile photo uploaded so that people can recognise you. It is very essential because Facebook has a large number of users and there are probably a lot of people who have signed up on Facebook and who have the name similar to that of yours.
- You will then be prompted by Facebook to write a little something about yourself which will serve as your profile bio so that completely unknown strangers can know how you are (at least a little of how you are) and after you’re finished doing that, your profile is more or less ready.
How to use Facebook?
- Next up you have to learn about how to operate on Facebook. Your information is already updated. First, we have the Live Feed which displays whatever your friends or relatives on your friend list have shared. Then there are the status updates from your contacts as well as photos and posted items and lastly there is the News Feed which was recently introduced in order to provide competition in the journalism field. Facebook now has its own news articles so that its users do not have to leave the site with a view to check out the latest news headlines.
- After the Home page, you can just log on to your Profile page by clicking on your name at the very top of the page, adjacent to the home tab. There you can see how your profile will look like to other people, and you can make the necessary changes as to how it should appear. You can then start adding friends to your contact list by searching for them in the Search bar. You can also get assistance from Facebook as it will curate Friend Suggestions according to your circle. Then you have the messaging Inbox option where you can directly chat with the people on your friend list, and you can even message people who are not on your friend list.
- After doing all this, you have to log in to your Facebook settings in order to make the necessary changes or modify anything or everything that is present there from your privacy controls to blocking someone. You can also start joining groups. We have just covered the essentials of Facebooking, so now you can go ahead and add or remove friends and have a chat with your friends as well as your groups, you can read the news, or you can basically do whatever you want.
If you want to get it on your phone, then you can go to the Google Play Store and then download the app for your Android handsets. If you have iOS or an Apple device, you can find the Facebook app on the Apple I store. You can also directly get Facebook on your PC by going to facebook.com through your browser.
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