6 tips and tricks to better use Facebook for Android

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Facebook is one of the most popular apps among Android users in Spain. The social network is kept up-to-date with types of new functions, such as facilitating the transfer of your photos to Dropbox. In addition, we find a multitude of functions and options with which to get the most out of the application on Android.

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

Silent mode

Activate Facebook Silent Mode

The social network is an application that emits many notifications, something annoying for many. Especially if there are times when you want it not to broadcast any, such as at night. Faced with this problem, the social network has created the Silent Mode, which we talked about a few months ago. Thanks to it, you can silence your notifications for a certain period of time, which you can choose.

  1. Open Facebook on your phone.
  2. Click on the three horizontal stripes.
  3. Go to Settings and Privacy.
  4. Enter Your Time on Facebook.
  5. Look for the Silent Mode option.
  6. Activate this mode.
  7. Configure when you want it to work.

Facebook data saving

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An app like the social network consumes a large amount of data mobiles, something annoying for users with a limited fee. Fortunately, there is a simple way to avoid excessive consumption. The social network has a data saving mode, which will reduce this consumption, stopping the automatic playback of videos, for example. The steps to activate this mode are:

  1. Open Facebook on your phone.
  2. Click on the three horizontal stripes.
  3. Go to Settings and privacy.
  4. Enter the section called Data saving.
  5. Activate this mode.

Save your photos

Facebook save photos Dropbox

If you’ve been using Facebook for a long time, chances are end up accumulating a large number of photos, which you want to also save outside the social network. For months we have the possibility of transferring these photos to Google Photos quickly and easily, in addition to being able to do it also in Dropbox. 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. Click on the three horizontal stripes.
  3. Enter Settings and Privacy.
  4. Go to Settings.
  5. Find the section called “Transfer a copy of your photos and videos.”
  6. Log in to your Facebook account.
  7. Select the destination (Google Photos or Dropbox).
  8. Click confirm.
  9. Wait for these photos to move.

Create your own custom avatar

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This spring, custom avatars arrived on Facebook. Thanks to them you can create your own avatar, which you can then use in publications, comments or in your messages on 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 publication on the social network (of pages or people who follow, something that appears in the feed).
  3. Click to comment on that post.
  4. Click on the emoji icon.
  5. Then the option to create avatar comes out at the bottom and click on the blue Create Avatar button.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Create your avatar (there are many options to customize it).
  8. Follow the steps to finish it.
  9. Click on the accept icon at the top right when you are done.
  10. Click next.

When you have finished your avatar, you can use it on the social network without any problem. You can use it in comments, in publications or when you are sending a message in Messenger, you can also use

Manage your privacy on Facebook


Apps like Facebook they do not stand out for their good treatment of privacy. Fortunately, we can make a series of adjustments, which will allow us to use the social network in a somewhat more private way. There are a number of options to turn to, which we have talked about previously. In addition, we can also see who has access to our data, so we can take action in this regard, to prevent them from having access to our data:

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

Set up the feed

Facebook manage news feed

ANDhe news feed on Facebook is an aspect that we can manage up to a point, so that content that interests us more will be shown. Since we can choose if we want certain people to be able to have preference and see their publications first, as well as silence others. This can be configured by following these steps:

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. Go to Settings and privacy.
  3. Go into Settings.
  4. Go to the section called «News section preferences».
  5. Manage each of the sections in it.

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