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5 Hidden Features of Facebook That You Don’t Know


Hidden Features of Facebook: Facebook is one of the most used social networking platforms in the world. Most people spend their free time scrolling on Facebook, where they get to watch their favourite content. With this, this is the biggest platform ever to connect with other people through social media. But, do you know that there are some such tricks and features hidden in Facebook that most people are probably unaware of.

Five Hidden Features of Facebook

These hidden features can also be handy for you; let’s know how these special trucks of Facebook work.

Spotify Mini Player

Facebook allows Spotify Premium members in select regions to listen to music within the Facebook app on iOS and Android devices. If you are a Spotify free user, you can also use the new feature through Shuffle Mode with Ads. If you or your friend share a song on Facebook from the Spotify app, you can listen to it with Facebook’s in-app Spotify Mini player.


Message Request

When using Facebook, you can go to the Message Requests folder to view messages from people who aren’t on your friend’s list. Go to and click the Messenger icon at the top of your Facebook home screen to access these messages. Tap View in Messenger at the bottom to go full screen. Click the three-dot ellipsis menu icon and select Message Request. There you will see all those messages.

Restrict Friends Like This

Facebook allows you to control who can see your Facebook posts. From everyone to friends to friends of friends, or just for specific people, there are tons of options you can choose from. If you don’t want some of your ‘friends’ to have access to see your posts, you can restrict their access. To do this, go to the profile page of the friend you want to limit. Tap the Friends button in grey (three-dot menu > Friends on Mobile), and choose Edit Friends List > Restricted.

Unfollow People Without Unfriending

Facebook allows you to unfollow your friends without unfriending them. You can do this by unfollowing them from News Feed by selecting the ellipsis and clicking “Unfollow [friend]”. You can reactivate it later by going to Settings & Privacy > News Feed Preferences > Reconnect.


See How Much Time You Spend on Facebook.

Facebook allows you to see how much time you spend on the site each day. All you have to do is go to the hamburger menu > Settings & Privacy > Your Time on Facebook. The bar chart under View Time will display how many minutes per day you were on during the previous week; Swipe left to see the usage time of day and night. Under Manage Your Time, set a daily reminder to be notified when you’re on the app for a certain amount of time, and create a Quiet Mode schedule to mute push notifications.

Ashish Kumar Mishra
Ashish Kumar Mishra is the Founder and CEO at Spot News 18. He created Spot News 18 on 30 June 2019. His intention to make these News Websites was only to provide correct and official news to his readers. Now, he is working on Spot News 18 to expand his website reach to all parts of the world.

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