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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Facebook

ISBN: 978-1-118-37488-7
320 pages
October 2012
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Your easy access portal to learning the ins and outs of Facebook the visual way

At your fingertips, this easy-to-use guide offers visually rich, step-by-step instructions that show how to get the most enjoyment from Facebook. Discover the latest Facebook features, such as the new timeline and messaging system, and learn how to set up an account, work with the most popular and commonly used apps and integrated sites, find friends, and enjoy groups.

  • Includes everything you need to know, from simply setting up an account to personalizing a timeline or starting a group for a personal interest
  • Introduces the latest features, including the new messaging system
  • Offers full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions that show everything you need to get the most out of Facebook

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Facebook gives you all the guidance necessary to enjoy the best Facebook has to offer.

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Chapter 1 Setting Up an Account

Introducing the Facebook Interface  4

Create an Account  6

Find Friends  8

Create a Profile  10

Add a Profile Picture  12

Validate Your E-Mail Address  14

Log into Your Account  15

Enter Your Basic Information  16

Add Friends and Family Information  18

Add Work and Education Information  20

Add Religious and Political Information  22

Add an E-Mail Account  24

Add Telephone Numbers and Address Information  25

Add Instant Messaging and Website Information  26

Set a Facebook Username  27

Chapter 2 Setting Security

Set a Security Question  30

Using Secure Browsing  31

Set Login Notifications  32

Set Login Approval  33

Set App Passwords  34

Edit and View Recognized Devices  35

View Your Active Sessions  36

Change Your Primary E-Mail  37

Change Your Password  38

Set Your Language  39

Link Your Accounts  40

Download Your Facebook Data  42

Deactivate Your Account  43

Chapter 3 Setting Privacy

Use the Audience Selector to Control Privacy  46

Create a Custom Privacy Setting  47

Set Default Privacy Levels  48

Control Your Profile’s Appearance in Search Engines  50

Control How You Connect with Others  52

Set Who Can See and Post on Your Timeline  53

Turn On Profile Review  54

Turn Off Tag Suggestions for Photos  55

Set Access Levels for Facebook Apps  56

Block Facebook Users  58

Limit the Audience for Past Posts  60

See What Your Timeline Looks Like to Other People  61

Chapter 4 Finding and Organizing Friends

Find Friends by Importing Contacts  64

Accept and Ignore Friend Requests  66

View Your Friends  67

Unfriend People on Facebook  68

Poke Friends  70

View Your Friendship with Others  71

View Suggested Friends  72

View Mutual Friends  73

Add Friends to Lists  74

Edit Work and Education Smart Lists  75

Edit Location-Based Smart Lists  76

Rename a Smart List  77

Manage and Edit Lists  78

Chapter 5 Setting Your Status

Update Your Status  82

Remove a Status Update  84

Edit a Status Update  85

Share Uploaded Photos and Videos  86

Share a Photo or Video from Your Webcam  88

Ask a Question  90

Browse Questions  91

Follow a Question  92

Answer a Question  93

Share a Link  94

Like Content  95

Like Content on the Web  96

Turn On Subscriptions  97

Subscribe to a Person  98

Find People to Subscribe to on Facebook 100

Unsubscribe from a Person 101

Chapter 6 Communicating with Friends

Send a Message 104

View Your Messages 106

Attach a File to a Message 108

Attach Photos and Videos to Messages 110

Chat with Friends 112

Chat with Multiple Friends 114

Set Who Can See You on Chat 116

Turn Chat Sounds On or Off 117

Send Messages Through Chat 118

Send Facebook E-Mail 119

Set Up Video Calling 120

Make a Video Call to a Friend 122

Chapter 7 Using Timeline and News Feed

Introducing the Facebook Timeline 126

Introducing the Facebook News Feed 128

Add a Cover from Your Photos 130

Upload a Cover Image 132

Share Stories 134

Add Life Events to Your Timeline 136

Add Photos to Your Map 138

Hide and Highlight Timeline Stories 140

Hide Stories on Your News Feed 142

Sort Stories on Your News Feed 143

Comment on a Story 144

Hide and Adjust the Ticker 145

Chapter 8 Using Groups and Events

Join a Group 148

Post to a Group 149

Create a Group 150

Search within a Group 151

Add Friends to a Group 152

View Your Event Invites 153

Search Your Events 154

Respond to an Event Invite 155

Export Events 156

Find Suggested Events 157

Invite Members of a Group to an Event 158

Add Hosts to Your Event 159

Add a Photo to an Event 160

Chat with a Group 161

Create an Event 162

Chapter 9 Sharing Photos, Video, and Music

Upload Photos to Facebook 166

Upload Videos to Facebook 168

Organize Your Albums 170

Tag Photos and Videos 171

Edit Uploaded Photos 172

View Photos Uploaded by Friends 174

Review Photos You Are Tagged In 175

Set an Album Cover Image 176

Set a Video Thumbnail 177

Listen to Music on Facebook 178

Listen to Music with Friends 179

Chapter 10 Using Apps

Find Apps 182

Install an App 184

Add Apps to Your Timeline 186

Control App Information Shared with Friends 188

Remove Apps 189

Add Bank Account Details 190

Buy Facebook Credits 192

Block an App 194

Use Facebook Social Plugins on External Sites 195

Use Instant Personalization on External Sites 196

Turn Off Apps 197

Chapter 11 Working with Notes

Create a Note 200

View Notes 202

Tag Notes 203

View Draft Notes 204

View Notes About You 205

Add a Photo to a Note 206

Preview a Note 208

Edit a Note 209

Set Note Privacy 210

Apply Formatting to a Note 211

Comment on a Note 212

Share a Note 213

Chapter 12 Using Search and Notifications

Search for People and Content 216

Filter Search Results 217

Find Friends Through Search 218

Search for Friends on Chat 220

View Recent Notifications 221

Set Facebook Notifications 222

Set App Notifications 223

Set Photo Notifications 224

Set List Notifications 225

Set Event Notifications 226

Set Individual Group E-Mail Notifications 227

Search for Multiple Criteria 228

Search Public Posts 229

Chapter 13 Accessing Facebook Mobile

Introducing Facebook Mobile 232

Access Facebook Mobile on an iPhone 234

Access Facebook Mobile on an iPad 236

Access Facebook Mobile on Android 238

Update Your Status via the Facebook iPad App 240

Take and Upload Photos with the Facebook App 242

Upload Photos on Your Device with the Facebook App 244

Use the Facebook Messenger App 246

Use the Facebook Camera App 248

Activate Facebook Text Messages 250

Upload Photos to Facebook via E-Mail 252

Access Your Mobile Timeline 253

Set Up Instagram to Post Facebook Photos 254

Chapter 14 Using Location Services on Facebook

Check In to a Location with the Facebook App 258

Add Your Location to a Facebook Post 260

Add Locations to Videos 261

Add Locations to Photos 262

Change or Update a Story Location 264

View the Page for a Location 265

Share a Location on Facebook 266

Add a Location to Your Map 267

Join a Network on Facebook 268

Chapter 15 Understanding Facebook Ads and Pages

Create a Facebook Page 272

Update Your Page Info 276

View Page Admin and Insights 278

Invite People to View Your Page via E-Mail 280

Invite Facebook Friends to View Your Page 282

Adjust Notification Settings for Your Page 283

Add a Featured Owner to Your Page 284

Like a Page on Facebook 285

Create a Facebook Ad to Promote Your Page 286

Hide Ads on Your News Feed 290

Add Page Likes to Improve Ads That You See 291

Manage Your Ad Campaigns 292

Index  294

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