You’re using Facebook wrong – millions making three simple mistakes

FACEBOOK is full of hidden features – so make sure you don’t miss them.

We reveal three hidden parts of the popular social network that you may not have noticed.

Facebook is packed with clever features - but many are easily overlooked


Facebook is packed with clever features – but many are easily overlookedPhoto credit: Facebook

Missing News

Hopefully your main Facebook Messenger inbox is full of useful and relevant texts from people you know.

But not everyone realizes that there are actually two inboxes.

First, load your Facebook Messenger app.

Now tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of the screen.

Then tap on the “Message Requests” tab.

Here you can find messages from people Facebook isn’t sure you know.

If you’ve had Facebook for a while, you’ve probably gotten some messages here.

Now if you look at the top of the page, you will also see the Spam tab.

If you click on it, you may see even stranger messages.

This is where Facebook places suspicious, strange, or spam messages that are unlikely to want to be read.

You can delete them without ever clicking them by simply tapping “Edit” in the top right, selecting a few to sort out, and then clicking “Delete”.

There are some benefits when some messages show up in these hidden inboxes.

First, it means your main inbox isn’t clogged with requests or spam.

But the person can’t call you, see your active status, or see if you’ve read the message unless you reply.

This is important because you can verify a message and the sender before letting them know you’ve seen their text.

And if you ignore it, they’ll never know you read it.

Persistent Requests

Facebook has a “Reject” list that shows everyone you’ve sent friend requests to.

It’s easy to forget who you’ve sent friend requests to over the years.

And you probably forget most requests after a few days.

Now you can log into Facebook and see all your unanswered requests.

It is possible that the “friend” does not use Facebook very often.

But it could be that they silently rejected you for some unknown reason.

Thankfully, it’s possible to withdraw these long-ignored requests so you can regain your dignity.

Or they leave it hanging on their account as a constant reminder that you tried to contact them but were ultimately turned down.

There are two ways to find your sent friend requests on Facebook.

The first is the option for users desktop.

It’s very simple: just click on it shortcut.

This will take you to a page with your pending friend requests.

You can then click View Sent Requests in the top left to view all requests that you have sent (but were collectively ignored).

The second option is for anyone who uses it mobile phone, mobile phone So a smartphone app.

Go to your Facebook app and then go to the menu.

Now go to “Friends” and tap “See All” in the top right corner.

Next, look at your pending friend requests (you must reply to them!).

Then click on the three dots and you will get a popup saying “View Sent Requests”.

Click on that and you can see all the ignored requests you’ve sent over the years.

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Connected Apps

You may have used your Facebook account to log into apps and games over the years.

You may also have linked your Facebook account to these apps, websites and games.

These apps can access information about you, some of which may be personal. Sharing too much information can be costly in terms of privacy.

Luckily, it’s possible to check which apps are connected to your Facebook account.

And you can also take back control and edit your settings for those apps — or even block access altogether.

If you have public profile information, you can access it at any time.

However, there will be some private information that you may have chosen (and now forgotten) to share with an app.

Launch Facebook, then click your profile picture in the top right corner.

Select “Settings & Privacy” and then click “Settings”.

Then select “Apps and websites” on the left side.

“From here you can see apps, websites and games that are active or have expired or been removed from your account,” Facebook explains.

“You can update the information you share with them so they can see that you’re using the app or website and receive notifications.”

You can click View & Edit next to an app to view and edit its settings.

And you can click Renew to re-enable access for an expired game.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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