Facebook is the principal digital public square of today. Well, it’s the principal digital public square for those of a certain age (i.e. post-college, the young’ns aren’t into it!) But Zuck & Co’s site is still an extremely integral virtual venue and will continue to be for some time.
While Facebook’s business model has evolved away from just Facebook.com to include its mobile incarnation and other associated apps, the old familiar website is still the preferred venue for many. And why not? Facebook.com one of the most advanced public-facing websites out there.
Facebook is a magnet for some of the top engineering talent in the world, so it stands to reason that the company would boast one of the world’s most complex and multi-faceted websites. It rivals many standalone software apps with the sheer amount of personalization, tweaks, and tinkering available to visitors.
In fact, there are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you probably don’t know about them all.
And we’re not even talking about the third-party Facebook apps or browser add-ons, we’re talking about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions that are just a few clicks away. As you’ll see, there are even some functions that appear to be leftovers from bygone eras that we’re not even sure Facebook still knows are there.
1. Detail Your Facebook Romance
If you want to see the detailed Internet history of you and your significant other, go to www.facebook.com/us, and you will see the complete Facebook history with whomever you are listed as in a relationship with (“us,” get it?). If you’re not listed as being in a relationship, it will just go to your regular page because Facebook thinks that you are just in love with yourself.
2. See Who’s Snooping In Your Account
Want to know if someone is logged into your Facebook account without your permission? First, go to your settings page. Under the Security folder, you’ll see the link “Where You’re Logged In.” Here you will find all your active Facebook log-ins from both desktop or mobile. It will (usually) provide data on the location, browser, and device. If something seems fishy, you also have the ability to “end activity” from individual or all devices.
This also comes in handy if you logged in to your friend’s computer or on some public laptop, but forgot to log out.