6 tips and tricks to use Facebook for Android in a better way

Facebook is one of the most popular apps among Android users in Spain. The social network is kept up-to-date with new features, such as making it easier to transfer your photos to Dropbox. Also, we find a multitude of functions and options with which you can get the most out of the application on Android.

That's why we leave you with a series of tricks with which you can get the most out of Facebook on Android. This way you will be able to use the social network application in a better way, in a way that better suits what you are looking for in this application.

Silent Mode

The social network is an application that issues many notifications, something annoying for many. Especially if there are times when you wish I wasn't going to broadcast any to you, like at night. Faced with this problem, the social network has created the Silent Mode, which we told you about a few months ago. Thanks to it you can mute its notifications for a certain period of time, which you can choose.

  1. Open Facebook on your phone.
  2. Tap the three horizontal stripes.
  3. Go to Settings and Privacy.
  4. Enter Your Time on Facebook.
  5. Find the Silent Mode option.
  6. Turn on this mode.
  7. Set up when you want it to work.

Facebook data saving

An application like the social network consumes a lot of mobile data, something annoying for users with a limited rate. Luckily, there is an easy way to prevent such consumption from being excessive. The social network has a data-saving mode, which will reduce that consumption, stopping the automatic playback of videos, for example. The steps to activate this mode are:

  1. Open Facebook on your phone.
  2. Tap the three horizontal stripes.
  3. Go to Settings & Privacy.
  4. Go to the section called Data Saving.
  5. Turn on this mode.

Save your photos

If you've been using Facebook for a long time, they'll likely end up accumulating a lot of photos, which you want to save off the social network as well. For months we have been able to transfer these photos to Google Photos quickly and easily, as well as being able to do so in Dropbox as well. So these photos will always be safe, even if you were thinking of deleting your account on the social network. The steps to follow in this case are:

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Tap the three horizontal stripes.
  3. Go to Settings and Privacy.
  4. Go to Settings.
  5. Find the section called "Transfer a copy of your photos and videos".
  6. Sign in to your Facebook account.
  7. Select the destination (Google Photos or Dropbox).
  8. Tap confirm.
  9. Wait for those pictures to move.

Create your own custom avatar

This spring, custom avatars were coming to Facebook. Thanks to them you can create your own avatar, which you can then use in posts, comments or your messages in Messenger. These avatars have become a popular choice among many users, so many want to create their own, which we can do with these steps:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to any post on the social network (from pages or people that follow, something that comes out in the feed).
  3. Tap to comment on that post.
  4. Tap the emojis icon.
  5. Then the option to create avatar comes out at the bottom and we click on the blue Create Avatar button.
  6. Tap Next.
  7. Create your avatar (there are many options to customize it).
  8. Follow the steps to finish it.
  9. Tap the accept icon in the top right when you're done.
  10. Tap Next.

When you've finished your avatar, you can use it on the social network without any problem. You can use it in comments, in posts or when you're sending a message in Messenger, you can also make use.

Manage your privacy on Facebook

Apps like Facebook don't stand out for their good privacy treatment. Luckily, we can make several adjustments, which will allow us to use the social network in a somewhat more private way. There are several options to resort to, which we have told you about before. Also, we can see who has access to our data, so we can take action on it, to prevent them from accessing our data:

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Go down to the privacy section.
  5. Manage each option, so it fits the level of privacy you want.

Set up your feed

The news feed on Facebook is an aspect that we can manage to some extent, so that content that we are most interested in will be displayed. Since we can choose whether we want certain people to have a preference and see their posts first, as well as silence others. This can be configured by following these steps:

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Go to the section called "News Feed Preferences".
  5. Manage each of the sections in it.

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