I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Social media platforms have so many features and are constantly changing, which can make it difficult to keep track of everything each platform can do.
Below you’ll find a few tips that can prove very useful on each platform, but that most people may not know.
-Save links on Facebook to read them later. When you see a link in your newsfeed that looks interesting but don’t have immediate time to read it, click the down arrow on the top right of the box. Then click “Save”. To access your saved links, click “Saved” on the left of your Facebook home menu, and there you’ll find all your links.
-Search for conversations on Facebook. When you type a few key words in to the search bar on Facebook, it will pull up past posts about that topic. You can then switch categories to “People”, “Photos”, “Pages” (aka companies) to help narrow your search.
-Pin GIFS on Twitter to make them automatically play. When you tweet a GIF, it won’t play unless your followers click on it. If you pin it to the top of your profile, it will automatically play when your followers visit your profile.
-Tag individuals in your Twitter photos. Like Facebook, you can now tag individuals in your photos by clicking “Who’s in this photo” when composing your tweet. Bonus: It doesn’t count against your character limits.
-Find out who’s unfollowed you on Twitter. Tools such as ManageFlitter and JustUnfollow have free packages that show who’s not following you back and who just unfollowed you.
-Add hidden notes about your connections on LinkedIn. Can’t remember how to pronounce an individual’s name or what their children’s names are? Visit their profile, click on “Relationship” right underneath their photo, and write a note to yourself about it (only you can see it). You can also set up reminders for yourself (such as to touch base with them on x day) and record how/where you met if you’re prone to forget.
-Embed media files on your LinkedIn profile. You can add video, audio, images, and documents to different sections of your profile to better showcase your work, by simply clicking the media icon (it looks like a hollow square) when editing your profile.
There you have it—a few lesser-known social media tips that can help enrich your use of social media!
Until next time,