Facebook can be used directly from your PC, without downloading any application, using a browser including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge. Just visit the official website and log in with your credentials (email and password) or create a new account. To register, click on the ‘Create new account’ item on the site’s home page. Signing up is quick and easy.
You must enter your first and last name, mobile number or e-mail address, choose your password and join your date of birth. Once the account has been created, it is possible to associate a profile picture by uploading it from the gallery or taking it on the spot with the computer webcam or smartphone camera. The first step to being able to start exploring Facebook is to broaden your circle of contacts, looking for your acquaintances and sending them friend requests.
How To Download The Facebook App
Facebook has also developed a free application for mobile devices that almost faithfully reproduces the simple and intuitive interface created for the platform’s desktop version. It is available for Android devices, iPhones, and iPads, supported by the iOS operating system. To download the application on Android smartphones and tablets, go to the Play Store and search for the app. The Facebook official is represented by an icon with a blue background and a white ‘F’. Once located, click ‘Install’ and accept the terms.
To download the application on iPhone and iPad equipped with iOS, it is necessary to search for it in the App Store. Once located, click ‘Get / Install’ and type in your Apple ID password or authorize the operation via the touch ID sensor. Once the installation is complete, Facebook will be ready to be used. Alternatively, you can download the app. Facebook Lite has all the main functions of Facebook but consumes fewer data during use. It is available on devices supported by Android and on iPhones and Ipads running iOS. To download it, go to the Google Play Store or the App Store, search for it and once you have identified the official one, start the download.
All Elements And Features Of Facebook
To use Facebook using all its potential, you need to understand how it works and all the elements that can be accessed. In the virtual universe of the social network, there are personal profiles, pages, groups, the ability to share posts, ‘like’, tag other users, show users images, photographs and videos, make direct, organize donations and events, make reels, stories and access the Marketplace as a seller or a buyer. Facebook has numerous features that allow users to unleash their creativity and communicate their thoughts and moods to friends and family.
The Personal Profile
A user’s profile shows all the details he wants to pass on to others. It tells the account’s story, which can decide what to share and with whom. It indicates its name, and a brief description, profile picture, and cover picture can be inserted. Personal information may also be shown on your profile, such as your date of birth, where you live or have lived, your level of education and the schools and universities you attended, your profession and work experience, your sentimental situation, a website and contact information. In each user’s profile, you can find all the posts, images and videos he has shared in chronological order, his friends and those you have in common, make a friend request or send a private message. It is a kind of personal diary.
Pages can be created by any user who has a private profile. They resemble shapes, allowing you to share posts, images, videos and various types of content. Still, they are designed for companies and organizations and can have a commercial purpose.
Groups are virtual spaces of the platform where users who share the same interests meet to discuss, confront and exchange content. All users can create a group, invite others to join and moderate the activity by establishing rules and entry requirements.
Facebook offers users the possibility to connect their virtual life to the real one, creating events that allow people to meet in physical spaces. You can invite people, post images and information about the event and get help from co-organizers.
The feed is on the home page, which is the updated list of stories that the user views. You will see status updates, images, videos, links, other user activities on the application, and the likes of people, pages, and groups. The feed updates automatically and tends to show all the posts deemed exciting and helpful to keep in touch with the people you interact with the most. On your home page, you can also find company-sponsored content.
The primary content users share on Facebook is the post, i.e. the status update. It is how you can interact with other people, tell your ideas, and show your passions or details of your life. You can share photos, videos, moods, and activities with a post. It is also possible to tag people involved, record your geolocation position, make live videos, take photos or insert gifs.
In the camps, donations can be collected for a personal cause, allocated to associations and non-profit organizations, or organized with a series of questions and answers to interact with friends and family. They are fully customizable: you can choose the background color, photo style, and theme. Once published, the post will appear in the feed of other users, especially friends and relatives who interact most with the account. The amount of ‘likes’ and shares also increases the possibility of views.
Stories are only visible content for 24 hours and are mainly used to share brief moments of everyday life with friends and family. They have a maximum duration of 15 seconds and can be shared on the personal profile and the page. One Page Stories are public and can be viewed by anyone. Once the 24 hours are over, whoever created the stories can see them in the story archive. Other users can interact by replying with a private message or reaction.
The reels are vertical video content of short duration (maximum 60 seconds), also present on Instagram. They are different from stories because they allow a more significant number of customizations, adding music, voiceovers, texts, stickers and effects. You can also use the timer and alter the speed of the content.
Facebook can also broadcast a conversation, an exhibition or an event in real-time. You can do this from private profiles, in groups, on pages or at events. During life, the users can interact with comments and questions.
Facebook rooms, or Messenger Rooms, are virtual places where users find themselves talking live. It is an exclusive space that those invited by the creator can only enter. The latter will decide the start time and title of the room.
On Facebook, it is also possible to make purchases and sell items that are no longer used through Marketplace, the internal sales platform of the social network. It is a real market where announcements and negotiations can be made.