Facebook is one of the world’s known leading social media platforms at the moment. Since its creation in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Harvard college mates. It has emerged as one of the best so far boasting of approximately 2 billion active users monthly. It was once just available to Harvard College students then later they expanded into schools in Boston.
Registering as at 2006 requires you to be age 13 and older. It can be accessed through the URL facebook.com or Facebook’s Mobile app. In November 2010 it became America’s third largest web company after Amazon and Google. It also became the second most visited site after Google. It has a lot of features and attributes with its applications. Also contributing to making it a must join social media platform.
Facebook News Feed
News Feed allows users to see the updates of their friends and recent activity. It shows updates on upcoming birthdays, recent posts of friends and tagged friends. Also, photos updated, relationship updates among others. From the last quarter of the year when news-feed was created users complained about it stalking. This is a scenario where people constantly track the activities of a user.
To have friends on Facebook you have to first send a friend request to whomever you want to befriend. Once the person receives and accepts your friend request, the user would be shown as your friend in your friend list.
More so, you can decline a friend request if you want to and also hide it by clicking Not Now so that you can revisit it at a later time. Friend can also be deleted which is known as Unfriending. A user can have a friend from all around the world as long as they are on Facebook.
This allows users to send and receive messages to each other. Also to as many numbers of friends possible. If you delete a chat you had with another user it doesn’t mean that the message will be deleted in the receiver’s inbox.
Therefore the sender cannot undo a sent message. The user can attach pictures or videos to their chat. You can also add emoji’s, stickers etc. To your chat to make it more lively. From February 2010 to April 30, 2015, Facebook messages, where free to be accessed from other social media platforms or third-party applications.
While some people join for the aforementioned three. Others join for the groups. With numerous groups available and some on similar or different topics, you get to participate actively and get to share your opinions. There are three types of Groups on Facebook and they are:
- The Open Group where anyone can access the info posted in there by its members.
- Closed Group where anyone can see the group and its members but cannot see comments and updates until the person becomes a member.
- Secret Group where no one can see the group unless specially invited by a member.
This shows the latest updates for the user. It permits the posting of small messages and it was the first place designed for Facebook’s users content. It became Facebook Timeline on December 2011.
Facebook Timeline shows the contents of a user in an organized manner, photos, posts, and videos are shown with respect to the time they were created or recently updated. Apart from these other major features include Facebook Reactions, Facebook notification post tabs, Facebook notifications etc.
This application can be said to be the major reasons Facebook is widespread across the world. Such applications include Photos, Events, Videos, and Places among many others. Photo application pride itself to be one of the best applications when using it.
As of 2010, it had over 50 billion photos of users. More so it has 1.5 petabyte of storage which makes it equivalent to 1.5 million Gigabyte. With this, it gives users the opportunity to update endless pictures. It enables a user to tell your story using pictures.
Facebook Videos and Video calling
The Video application allows users to upload videos. Also enables them to tag family and friends. Users can add videos from their account on mobile directly from a webcam. By the beginning of the last quarter, they announce over 1 billion views per day of the year 2011.
Basically, the Video calling feature started in July 2011 and pronounce Skype as its partner. This allows users to video chat with other users. It supports even 4k resolutions video size.
This allows users to let their friends know where they are at the moment. With “check-in “By November of the same year, 2011 Facebook announce deals as a part of Places. This allows users to check into restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shopping malls and also have rewards for being a loyal customer.
Events allow users to alert friends and the general public on upcoming occasions happening in a particular area. Just like on a printed Invitation card. Events must have the name of the event, the name of the host, the time and venue of the event etc.
Those invited to the event can choose to click if they are going to attend or not. The host of the event can decide to choose if the event is private or not so as to make sure uninvited guests don’t access to the details of the event.
This application is a blogging feature mainly for tags and embedded images. Users can presently import blogs from other blogging sites. With these and many more Applications of Facebook such as Platforms, Market Place. Facebook Question, Facebook Paper and other common and uncommon applications. It has risen to become one of the world’s leading Social media platforms.
How to Sign Up for Facebook
Signing up for Facebook requires little stress as long as you have an email or a phone number. Here are the steps unto creating a Facebook profile.
- Visit the URL www.facebook.com from your desktop or mobile devices. On the right-hand side of the page, the user will see a sign up form.
- Fill in your first name and last name.
- The user still has to fill in age and gender.
- After that, the user needs to enter a mobile phone number or email address.
- The user still needs to form a password also.
After completing all these processes the user should then click on the sign up option. The user account will then be pop up. Although the user still needs to make some verification settings to ensure his or her account.
Facebook Log in
Then for a user to login to their account, the user has to click on the login caption. But first, the user needs to type in the URL www.facebook.com and enter the user details.
- Fill in your email address or mobile phone number.
- Then the user should input his or her password.
- After putting the details the user should then hit the log in caption.
After clicking on the log in caption the user Facebook account opens immediately. Then the user’s account is perfectly ready for use. Also, the user now has access to all features on the account.