Posted by Jeff Adelson-Yan (@jeffadelsonyan)
By now, we all are well aware of the frequent updates and tweaks to Facebook features and design layout. With so many changes, if you are not a social media marketing guru or Facebook junkie, new features can be easily overlooked. One article outlined the following five Facebook features you may not have known about.
Yes, you have one. It’s your public username followed by “@facebook.com”. Your public username can be found under your contact info tab next to your other listed email addresses. Messages sent to this address appear in your Facebook messages. Something you might not expect is the ability to send messages to any Facebook email address on traditional email platforms like Gmail and Yahoo!. Responses are formatted using your profile picture and name to look like they came directly from Facebook.
Create by clicking the “username” bar under your account settings tab. Editing this Facebook feature changes the web address of your profile to the name you determine, i.e. https://www.facebook.com/customusername. You only get to change it once, so be sure you put some thought into what you would like it to be before changing it.
Facebook Timeline allows users to add life events they wish to share with their friends. You can create a Life Event for everything from first tattoos and first relationships to the school you attended and the places you have traveled.
If you have never looked at the app settings under your account settings tab, it is definitely worth a peek. Here you will find a list of all the apps you have authorized to link with your account (you will also be able to remove apps from this tab).
Data lovers, rejoice! This Facebook feature is very cool. On the account settings tab, navigate to general settings and look for “download a copy of your Facebook data” underneath “language.” Your download will include all the posts you have made to your wall, friends email addresses, photos you have shared, and more. How large do you think your download file will be?