The How-To Guide for Facebook
Our Facebook guide delivers expert analysis on the latest Facebook developments, helpful tips, tricks and how-tos, and the latest updates on privacy, Facebook apps and more.
Tue, February 12, 2013
Facebook Apps & Features
Facebook's new app aggregates job listings from top recruiting sites. Given Facebook's personal nature, would you use the social network to job hunt? Here's a look at how the app works.
Searching for the perfect cover photo to complete or spruce up your Facebook profile? These four new sites offer stock images, original designs and customized photo collages.
Still undecided about who to vote for? Want the latest information and results from the campaign trail? Here's a look at five Facebook apps and pages dedicated to the 2012 presidential election.
Take the design element from Pinterest, add your content from Facebook and you have Pinview -- a new Facebook app that gives you an alternative way of viewing your friends, News Feed, Timeline and more.
If your Facebook news feed is overrun with your friends' babies, this Google Chrome extension replaces their photos with something equally adorable but slightly less annoying. Like cats. Or dogs. Or bacon.
One printing company has partnered with Facebook to create business cards that pull information and images from your profile. Are these business cards innovative, or do they go too far in blurring the line between your personal life and professional goals?
A new Facebook app makes it easier to find and remove unprofessional posts. Here's how it works.
Facebook's most successful Timeline apps, which launched two months ago, have seen big upticks in traffic. Yesterday at SXSW, the social network announced a new batch of apps, including Foursquare and Nike. Facebook touts that nearly 3,000 Timeline apps are now available.
How well do Facebook apps protect your privacy? Before you download something new and agree to share information, check out how Privacyscore rates its first.
If you want to see more in your News Feed from the friends you interact with regularly, Facebook's newest tool helps you add acquaintances to a list so you see fewer posts from them. Here's how to use it.
Facebook's new "Interest Lists" feature lets you subscribe to user-generated lists on topics that matter to you. While it has potential, it also has glaring problems Facebook needs to fix.
From tombstones to oven mitts, here's a collection of gifts suitable for the most devout Facebook aficionados. What's not to 'Like?'
Facebook's new desktop client lets you chat with and message friends as well as view updates such as new comments and photo tags without having to be logged on to Facebook.com.
Timeline has finally come to Facebook Pages. Here's a look at how the features differ from your personal Timeline and how you can best optimize them to market your business and communicate with your customers.
In its third major update in a week, Facebook launched a new News Feed interface that predicts stories you'll find interesting and includes a ticker that updates in real-time. Here's what the changes mean for you.
Facebook just launched a new feature that lets you quickly group friends into lists to make sharing with certain people easier. Here are six important facts you should know before you get started.
Are you a Facebook user and a music- or movie-buff? Can't wait for an official "Dislike" button? Or always looking to identify connections who've "unfriended" you? If so, download these 10 must-have Facebook apps and add-ons.
Facebook is rolling out upgrades to its "Groups" feature, including a new item akin to the popular "Like" button.
Facebook started rolling out the updated Questions platform to all users yesterday. But before you try it, consider some privacy, search and online reputation issues.
What were the happiest days of the year? Facebook's tool reveals highs and lows throughout the last two years.
Facebook has been branded by many as a notorious waste of time, and welcoming these seven apps to its collection certainly hasn't helped its reputation. From photo-altering apps to random name generators, Facebook's Application Directory is chock full of absurd add-ons.
Think Facebook and productivity don't go together? Facebook time does not always equal wasted time. These four Facebook apps help you streamline and simplify your browsing, share documents with Facebook contacts and more.
Facebook doesn't have to be all fun and games. Check out these business-focused applications that give your friends--and potential future employers--a glimpse into your on-the-clock life.
You can solve several of your top gripes with Twitter and Facebook by using free, downloadable tools. For those days when you see the glass as half-empty, one tool tracks when people "unfriend" you.
Down in Palo Alto this week, CIO.com's C.G. Lynch examined a slew of start-ups that have built cool features into apps and services that allow people and businesses to utilize Facebook for more than just games. Here are his favorites.
Confused by all those new tabs in Facebook? In this Facebook tip of the week, learn how to manage Facebook applications wisely and ditch apps that you no longer want.
The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.