Be it an Android or an iOS or even a Windows Smartphone, you cannot find one without the Facebook app these days.
Even though sometimes the official app of the Facebook makes your phone sluggish or drains your battery a lot, you still cannot abstain yourself from using it, nor you will uninstall it.
Particularly on Android, Facebook is one of the apps which mostly affects the performance of your phone and your battery life and with a size of almost 300 MB it also affects your storage.
A very few may actually realize the full potential of the Facebook app and put it to good use.
There are actually a lot of useful and significant features inside of the Facebook app which goes unnoticed because of the unusually long time we spend on our news feeds.
So, today I am going to write a list of 9 features you can make use of inside of the Facebook official app.
Some of these features have the potential even to replace other apps in your phone as they provide you with the functionality of those.
Ok, Let’s dive in…
Use the Facebook app to play Games with your friends
So, basically, it is an awesome way to include your friends in the games you play and then compete with them to make it more enjoyable.
But this is not those games where you have to download a separate app or visit a website and log in using your Facebook account to play with your friends.
You can actually play these games from within your Facebook apps, and since they are all light and optimized games, you don’t have to worry about the speed of your internet connection or even your bandwidth getting used away after having hours of fun.
The best thing is that some of these games available inside of the app are actually classic and awesome games like the PacMan, Snake, Bingo along with over 20 other cool games.
That’s all you can now choose your favorite game and play it, and you can also invite your friends to play along with you or to compete with them.
A pretty cool way to waste more of your time inside the Facebook app, isn’t it?
Find And Connect To Free WiFi Near You
We don’t want to waste it by just scrolling endlessly through our news feeds. Of course, it doesn’t matter if we have unlimited data at our hand, but what if we don’t?
Should we stop browsing the internet and scrolling our news feeds? Oh, God no.
Facebook has a solution for you, and it involves you getting access to high speed and unlimited Internet access and guess what it is entirely free!
Facebook will now scan all the nearby places to your location and will display the list of all available connections in the form of a list or in a map.
You can now select the one with the fastest connection or the one which is closest to you and can continue to scroll through your news feed. And hey while you are at that, be sure to follow our page…
Flaunt Your Language Skills
But who does all the translations for everything you find on your news feed and who changes the all those words and phrases that are present in those buttons and menus you use to interact with Facebook?
Well, of course, it is the Facebook engineers, right? Yes and no. Actually, you can yourself contribute to this hefty translation process by selecting the language you are most familiar and comfortable with and then translate the phrases and words that are given to you.
You can even select the right word which means exactly same in the original language from the list of options given to you by Facebook.
Just head over to the apps sections said before and then select the Translate Facebook app. From there you can either choose to vote for translations or write for translation.
Check Whether It Will Rain Today Or Not
Of course, there are a lot of weather apps out there which sends you occasional notifications of what the weather would be like, and you can even have a constant temperature icon on your status bar.
But are these app really necessary considering you can check the Weather using an app that you already have installed on your phone?
Jest select the weather app from the apps section and then click on the settings icon on the top right corner.
Here you can choose the location for which you want the weather updates for, either by typing it in manually or let Facebook automatically detect it switching on the GPS on your phone.
You also have the option to change the weather updates to display in Celsius of Fahrenheit and to enable notifications to receive frequent updates on the weather conditions.
Know What Your Favorite Team Has Scored Today
People post all kinds of updates right from what currently is happening, their thought and sometimes even live videos and photos of the event.
But you have lots of friends and have liked a ton of pages on Facebook which also posts other updates during your favorite team is playing and due to these updates flooding your newsfeed you may actually miss out on the updates you want.
So what can you do to know the score of your favorite team or to get all the updates posted and shared by your friends and the pages you like at a single place?
Simple, just head over to the Sports app from you can choose the team for which you want to get the updates and Facebook will now you show all sort of updates including live scores, pages posting about it and related images and videos.
Find The Pages You Would Love
What if you automatically get page recommendations based on the pages you have already liked and have interacted with and what if you get this inside of your Facebook app along with the list of all pages you have already liked.
This way you can actually like new pages which you find interesting and can also unlike pages which you once liked and thought it might be good, all at a single place and without leaving your Facebook app.
Simply open the discover pages app from the menu, and then you can now like and unlike pages.
Get City Specific Guides
Of course, you can use Google maps to do these, and I am not questioning its awesomeness in this area. But it is always nice to have additional options right?
And with Facebook being the largest social network in the world with billions of people using it on a daily basis, you can actually interact with people when you go to some new place and wonder whether you should eat at a particular restaurant or not.
Simply open the City Guides app inside of Facebook and then select which city you want to explore or the one you are currently in and then you can find an ocean of information and reviews about every possible thing related to the city
Find Cool Places Near You
You can get details about places near your location including hotels, malls, theaters and much more.
So, the next time you plan to visit some new location with your friends, make sure that you check it using the Nearby places apps and impress them.
Yes, there is immense marketplace running inside Facebook which could be accessed from within the app by opening the shop’s app.
Here you can find a lot of products listed by other people on Facebook, along with the images and the cost of them.
The best part is that you can absolutely sell anything like your old watch, your old bags, your old dresses, your degree, so basically anything that is useless.
An Appception, if you will.