Facebook is always changing. Recently, they rolled out three cool features that you should know about.
NOTE: Not all users get all the features at the same time, so if you are still waiting, sit tight. They are coming!
1. On This Day
Facebook's coolest new feature (pictured above) let's you see what happened on this day in past years.
HOW TO: Just look to the left of your Facebook feed and find "On This Day" listed somewhere in that left column.
In the picture, mine is under Favorites, but I probably moved it there recently.
Note in the picture that you can ask Facebook NOT to show you something.
If you lost your job or your dog died, and you want to avoid reliving that every year, set your "Preferences" to hide those items from you in future years.
In the same left column, find "Saved."
HOW TO: Just look to the left of your Facebook feed and find "Saved" listed somewhere in that left column.
In the picture below, I show how to find it and an example of things you can save.
Save recipes, videos, bright ideas...anything!
For example, you could share the link to Giftie Etcetera's Holiday Gift Guides on Facebook and save the link so you could go shopping later!
HOW TO: To actually save something in your news feed, find the tiny arrow in the upper right hand corner of the article that you want to save, click on it, and choose "save link."
3. Life Event
Are you pregnant? Get a new job? Pierced your ears? Sneezed? Make dinner for the first time in a month? Used the bathroom without a kid interrupting you?
Any major life event - and most insignificant ones - can be noted on Facebook.
Facebook suggests that you should note if you become an organ donor.
In honor of my cousin's beautiful little girl, Claire, who was born with a damaged heart and received a donor heart, I also ask that you become an organ donor.
However, I might skip putting that on Facebook.
My husband needs to know, of course, as do my parents, but what if I put "organ donor" and Facebook decides that I already donated? I wonder how Facebook would handle that.
I'm going to go ahead and hang on to these organs until fate takes them away, okay?
In the meantime, I will become an organ donor someday, if I am eligible. Just not today!
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