Facebook 101: A Facebook Beginner’s Guide
Getting started with Facebook? Want to make the most of the most popular social media platform in the world? If so, this Facebook beginner’s guide – complete with Facebook video tutorials – will show you the ropes. Get off to a great start by following the video tutorials and using the info. You will learn in this how-to guide, the ins and outs of Facebook.
Creating a Personal Facebook Account
Getting started with Facebook first means creating a personal Facebook account.
Accounts are easy to create. To create an account, go to www.Facebook.com. To sign up, all you need is the following information:
- First name and last name
- Email address
- Date of birth
- Whether you are a male or a female
You will also need to create a password. Try to avoid using common words, and use capital letters and numbers in addition to lowercase letters.
After you create the profile, you will need to fill out your profile info, add any interests you may have, and then upload a profile picture. Check out the Facebook video tutorial for more info.
Optimizing Your Profile on Facebook
The next step of this Facebook beginner’s guide is optimizing your profile.
There are several sections that make up your profile. These include:
- Work and Education
- Places Lived
- Basic Information
- Contact Information
- Relationship Status
- About You
None of these sections are mandatory, but they do help people find you and learn more about who you are. Check out this Facebook video tutorial for more.
Finding Friends on Facebook
Next, you can begin finding and adding friends on Facebook.
The easiest way to find friends is to click in the search box at the top of the page and type their name or email address. A drop-down box will appear and show you all the people who share that name, allowing you to find people that you know.
You can also import contact lists from email and instant messengers.
Once you see their name, simply click ‘Add friend’ and you can be connected with them. See the Facebook video tutorial to more.
Understanding Your News Feed on Facebook
Your news feed is your way to see what is going on in the world of Facebook.
A news feed contains a constantly-updating list of people and pages you follow. This includes status updates from your friends and your favorite pages. Each story that appears in your feed is something you can like, share, or comment on.
The news feed can be adjusted easily by using the various controls available to you, including the sort menu. You can also use friend lists on the left side of your page to change what stories appear to you. Learn how with the video tutorial.
Posting on Facebook
The next step in this Facebook beginner’s guide is posting on Facebook.
There are different ways to share content with various audiences. The easiest way is to post a status update. Click on the box at the top of your page and begin typing. You can share text, photos, and videos this way.
You can share stories, photos, places you’ve been to, or life events – important things that have happened to you. Learn more about privacy settings and controlling your content with the Facebook video tutorial for this section.
Uploading Photos and Videos on Facebook
No Facebook beginner’s guide would be complete without going over photos and videos, some of the most popular content shared on Facebook.
You can upload photos and videos by clicking on the appropriate links. You can upload photos one by one, or you can create albums and upload multiple photos at once. You can then title the album and add a description. You can also tag people in photos and let them know that you uploaded a picture of them.
Learn more about uploading photos and video with the Facebook video tutorial.
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