Bet you didn’t know these facebook smileys

I was once chatting with a friend on Facebook when i sent him a devil emoticon. He was shocked and desperately wanted to learn how to insert that rare emoticon. So I thought why not share it with you!

There are no options in Facebook Chat to put emoticons or smileys.

So, how to put emoticons during chat on Facebook? Try these emoticons and smileys and enjoy chatting with your friends on Facebook.

Just type the shortcut in Facebook chat to send a smiley. 😉

Any new additions to the list are most welcome. Please comment below.

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New Facebook Email

Facebook has revamped its message service that includes an Email service for its 500 million users. You can now claim your facebook.com email address, like yourname@facebook.com

How to get the new Facebook Message System?

Facebook is gradually introducing the new message system to its users, not immediately at once, unlike what you expected, so you should see steps to upgrade soon. For the impatient lot, you can request for an invite from Facebook.

Facebook Mail

Once you are updated, Facebook will show you the steps and a small tutorial on the new system.

How to get yourname@facebook.com

After you have received your invite, you can claim your facebook.com email address. It will match your Facebook Profile Name. If you don’t have one, you can get it at the same time.

Example:
Profile: facebook.com/ishaan.trickvilla
Email: ishaan.trickvilla@facebook.com

So what’s it all about?

Rather than the current messages and updates buttons on the left sidebar of your Facebook Home page, the new messages and other buttons will appear. All messages from your friends will appear in the Messages category. Everything else is sent to the other folder, including messages from Facebook Groups, from Pages you like and external mails from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.

Localized conversations

All conversations with your friends are centered in the new message system, everything from chat to text messages and emails are available under one roof. Yeah, if you provide your phone number, you can bring SMS messages into the system too.

Facebook E-Mail Service

Your Facebook messages are even compatible with traditional email systems (Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail). When you get mails from these systems via yourname@facebook.com, they’re directed to your Facebook Messages. When you send mails to external email addresses, they’re formatted to look like your messages on Facebook, including your name and profile pic along with your mail. You can even attach files other than pics and videos in messages/mails.

New Search

Another addition is the search element. Facebook has updated how message search works. You can either search for a person’s name or for a topic you were chatting about. You can also add people to conversations, remove yourself, or forward conversations to others.

Send Facebook messages via SMS

You can text Facebook to update your status or message on the go. You can also choose to receive SMS with messages, pokes, and wall posts from your friends in real time.

Example: To send a message “what’s up?” to a friend William Smith via a mobile text, just text msg william smith what’s up? to 9232232665

For more info, click here

How to control Privacy settings?

If you’d like to choose who can send you Facebook messages and Emails:

  1. Open the Account drop-down menu at the top of any Facebook page and click on Privacy Settings.
  2. In the Basic Directory Information section, go to View settings.
  3. Change the settings for Send me messages. Your options include Everyone, Friends and Friends of Friends.

In a Nutshell:

  • It’s free and easy to set up.
  • Having your email integrated with your messages, chats and texts makes it easier to check them all at once. All your different types of messages are in one place.
  • When people send you emails from external systems (Gmail, Hotmail, etc), they’re delivered to your Facebook Messages. When you send mails to external email addresses, they’re formatted to look like your messages on Facebook, including your name and profile picture along with your message.
  • Owning yourname@facebook.com makes it easier for friends and family who are not on Facebook yet to connect with you.
  • Attach files in messages and mails & send messages via SMS.

Protect yourself from Facebook Spam

You might be getting messages in chat/inbox/wall posts from your friends to click on a link, saying there is a video/pic/info of a girl or that they have tagged you in a picture.

Facebook chat spam

These are spams, don’t visit such links.
They might infect you with viruses/malware/spyware if you happen to download anything from such links & may even steal your private info.

These links are masked and shortened and look something like:

bit.ly/hNTpR9

These are facebook apps and request you for permissions before you can open and view their content.

facebook app spam

If you grant them the permissions they request, the maker of this app can access some of your private info like name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information you’ve shared with everyone.

Also, they can access your chat and send out chat messages to all your online friends, bragging about the link.

If you have been a victim already, follow the steps below to remove the app from your profile:

  • Click on the accounts button on the top-right corner of your facebook profile
  • Then go to privacy settings
  • In the bottom-left corner of the page, you will find Apps and Websites, click on edit your settings under it
  • You will now see Apps you use category in the new page that opens, showing a list of your most recent apps
  • Click on the button edit settings in that category
  • A new page will open listing all the apps you use
  • Now find the app you find suspicious/spam and remove it by clicking on the cross shown near that app.
  • Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+F to find the name of the app you want to delete.

All the best, protect your privacy and be safe!

Have Real Fun on Facebook with Pirate Language

Facebook can be made more interesting . In the following steps, we show you how to have more fun with languages:
    1. Go to “account settings” from the top right corner of your facebook profile.
    2. Click on “language” tab in General Settings Section.
    3. In drop-down menu, choose either of the two:
      • English (Pirate)
      • English (Upside Down)
    4. Have fun exploring both these languages…

More About ENGLISH (PIRATE):

English used by pirates
Eg: instead of “logout” it says “abandon ship” 😀

More About English (upside down):

Ya…you guessed it right…it’s english all right, but uʍop ǝpısdn