Connecting with Friends & Family on Facebook

Using Facebook to connect with friends and family is a great way to stay in touch without having to spend a lot of time or effort. Instead of picking up a phone or sending a letter, you can stay connected with the people you care about all in one place online. Here are a few tips on how to have the best Facebook experience possible.

Using the Newsfeed

The newsfeed is the main feature of Facebook. It’s a constantly updated stream about what’s going on with your friends and family. Just scroll through to read and respond to the posts that interest you.

Posting on your news feed also helps friends and family stay in touch with you and know what’s going on in your life. You can post anything from significant life events to random fun thoughts you think of throughout the day.

Use the “You Might Know” Feature

There are a lot of people in your social network that you might not think of off the top of your head that are on Facebook.

It may be that person you met at that party, whose name you can’t remember but you two had a great conversation. Through Facebook’s “You Might Know” feature, you can find a lot of lost connections.

Upload & Tag Photos

Facebook is also a great way to share photographs. Just upload your photos to Facebook, create an Album and share it!

If you’re willing to take 10 extra seconds to “tag” a photo, Facebook will know and be able to identify who’s in the photo and let them know that their photo is online. You do this by clicking on their face in the picture and selecting their user name.

Privacy

Facebook offers a wide range of privacy options for you to choose from. The main choice is whether or not you want your profile, images and updates visible to the world or just your friends.

Keep in mind that Facebook messages aren’t temporary – They’re permanent. They can be accessed for months and years after you post them. People who might see them include future employers and future co-workers. Keep that in mind when you’re choosing your privacy settings.

Some people choose to have multiple Facebook accounts. One just for friends and family and another for their professional lives. That way, you can share things with your friends and family that you might not necessarily want others to see.

That said, the easiest way to get started with Facebook is to have just one account that’s visible only to people close to you. That way you can write freely without having to worry.

Getting Started

Facebook really is an incredible way to stay connected with the people in your life, no matter how near or far they are. It’s simple to get started – Just create an account and start adding friends and family!