Did you know that the average person spends around 40 minutes a day on Facebook? And while Facebook is indeed addictive, there are a lot of common issues that can make your experience on the website less enjoyable.
Regardless of your problem, knowing how to fix Facebook can change your experience on the app greatly. And the good news is, you don’t need to be a Facebook guru to get things corrected! Most of those issues are easy to fix, so it doesn’t take more than a few clicks to improve your user experience.
In this article, we’ll discuss 7 common Facebook errors and tell you how to fix Facebook for good! Now then, let’s get started!
1. Quiet the Loud Voices
We all have that one Facebook friend that just talks way too much and clouds your feed with the most random posts. Unfriending this person, especially if it’s a family member, can be awkward and rude, so we just put up with their craziness without saying anything.
Well, you can remove that person’s posts from your feed without unfriending them by simply unfollowing them! On their page, you’ll see the word “following” by their name. Click that, select “unfollow,” and you will no longer see their posts unless you specifically go to their page to look. And don’t worry, Facebook won’t notify them that you’ve done this, so no feelings will be hurt!
You won’t see those posts anymore, and they won’t know you’ve muted them … it’s a win-win!
2. Avoid Targeted Ads
Have you ever been looking online for something, perhaps a birthday gift for someone, and then seen a Facebook ad related to the gift days later?
Well, Facebook uses something called cookies to track your search history and display ads targeted to you and your interests. If this creeps you out, you can disable this feature, by going to Settings, and then ad settings, and turning off all the targeted add features.
3. Turn Autoplay Off
You’re scrolling down your feed, looking at random posts, when all of a sudden a video starts playing. A few seconds later, the process repeats itself, despite the fact that you don’t want to watch any of these videos.
This is one of the most annoying things about Facebook and can actually make you want to use the website less if you don’t know how to disable it. The good news is, disabling it only takes a few clicks!
Just go to settings, then video settings, and turn autoplay videos to “off” — then you’re all set!
4. Block Annoying App Invites
Facebook is filled with random games that are designed to get people to use the site as much as possible. And even if you’re not a gamer, it only takes a few people on your friends’ list liking these games for you to get all kinds of invites related to them daily.
You can block app invites by game, or even from a specific person, without anyone but you knowing about it. Just go to settings, blocking, and select the users you no longer want to receive invites from.
You can also block specific games by typing in the name of the game in the block apps section. That way you can stop getting those game invite notifications for good!
5. Recover a Lost Password
Losing a password can lead to you not having access to your account and all of the photos and memories along with it. If you have access to your e-mail associated with your account, you can just get a reset link sent to that e-mail. But if you don’t know the e-mail, or no longer have access to it, you may think you’ve lost your account for good.
That’s not necessarily true!
You can contact Facebook’s support team and open up a case. They should help you get back into your account, but it may take a few weeks to get everything done.
6. Disable E-Mail Notifications
Speaking of e-mails, Facebook notifications can absolutely fill your e-mail inbox with spam, making it difficult to see the messages you really care about. And because Facebook e-mails are really just sent to you to get you to go to the site, you don’t need to see those e-mails in the first place.
Turning off Facebook e-mail notifications is super easy to do, and can make managing your e-mail account much easier.
Just go to settings, notifications, and disable e-mail notifications. That way you can stop getting hundreds of Facebook e-mails each week and just focus on the e-mails you actually want.
7. Recover a Lost Account
Recovering a disabled Facebook account isn’t impossible, but it’s probably the most difficult task on this list.
But whether you’ve lost your account because you can’t remember your login information, or if you’ve had your account wrongly deleted, you can try to get it back.
Contact Facebook Support and open up a case to retrieve your lost account. Again, this may take a few weeks, but if you have a solid case, they may restore your account for you.
How to Fix Facebook Issues
Well, there you have it! Those are 7 common Facebook errors and how to correct them! So now you can fix Facebook for good!
Have a loud friend from work or a noisy relative that posts too much? Mute them! Tired of those annoying videos playing without you clicking on them? Disable autoplay on all videos!
And even if you think you’ve lost your account for good, you can open a case with Facebook and possibly regain access in a few weeks.
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