How to Use the Internet

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Facebook is the biggest social media platform with over 2.7 billion monthly users as of the second quarter of 2020. Developing a Facebook Profile is beneficial for multiple reasons:  

  1. Keeping in touch with family and friends - Users love to share photos and let everyone know what is going on in their life. Interacting on Facebook on a daily basis is a norm and every time you log on, you will see constant updates and photos about what family and friends have been up to around the world. The platform allows you to interact with their posts and write comments or add a reaction. 
  2. Getting your daily news - Facebook is an extremely easy way to get daily news from places like CNN, but also from your favorite blogs, companies, and sports teams. With one click, you can see all the news from around the world on your profile. Efficiency is key with all the distractions around us today and Facebook consolidates your news into one list for you to scroll through. 
  3. Marketing - 2.7 billion users use Facebook every month. Facebook has turned into a phenomenal place for businesses to build a strong community and expand their opportunities beyond their targeted customers. Most importantly, Facebook is a great way to keep customers informed about new products or services being released or even a new speaker series or Youtube video. 

Follow the steps below to personalize your profile and privacy settings on Facebook.

How to Personalize Your Facebook Profile and Privacy Settings 


Step #1: Upload a Profile picture and Add some friends

Step #2: Go into Settings. There you can edit your name, username, contact information, memorialization settings, and identity confirmation 

Step #3: Under Privacy, configure the settings to fit your preferences. You can change your activity and how people find and contact you 

Step #4: Configure personal settings in Security and Login. You can change your password, save your login info, enable two-factor authentication, get alerts about unrecognized logins, and much more. 

Step #5: Configure other settings like Location, Language and Region, Notifications, and Stories. Find these on the left-hand side bar. 

On your profile, you can proceed to answer some of Facebook’s questions to help authenticate your profile and personalize the page just for you. From there, feel free to create posts, mark milestones, and interact with friends. Facebook is an extremely helpful way to stay connected with family and friends, receive news from around the world at any time, and market your business. Become one of 2.7 billion people today by joining and staying active on Facebook. 

If you enjoyed our video tutorial on how to personalize your Facebook profile and privacy settings, check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like how to stop seeing horror movie ads on Youtube and how to turn on dark mode on a Mac.

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