Facebook Activity Log

What is your Facebook Activity Log?

The Facebook activity log allows you to review and modify what you post to Facebook. Anything you do on Facebook, even anything you’re tagged in on Facebook, ends up here. You can use the Facebook activity log to review posts, and even hide posts if you so choose.

To access your activity log, select the Activity Log option by clicking the arrow button () beside the Privacy Shortucts menu in the top-right corner.

How to Manage Your Activity Log

Here’s what your Activity Log on Facebook looks like. We’ve provided numbers in the screenshot at areas of interest; the numbered points below will explain what they do.

1. All – This shows you all of your activity on Facebook in reverse chronological order. Every comment, like, status update, photo, video, or any other sort of activity that you have done or been tagged in on Facebook will appear here.

2. Timeline Review – This is where you can manage your tagged posts. You have the option to have tagged posts go here for your approval before they end up on your Timeline. Click Add to Timeline if you want the post to appear in your Timeline. Otherwise, click Hide.

3. Posts Section – This breaks down all of the posts you’ve made, including status updates you’ve made on your timeline or original posts you’ve made on your friends’ timelines. The posts are listed by type: your posts, posts you’re tagged in, posts by others, and posts you’ve hidden. This is a quick and easy way to find old posts you’ve made without having to locate them in your Timeline, which would take a lot longer.

4. Other Types – Any other type of activity on Facebook ends up here. The most common things you’ll find here are photos, likes, and comments, but the drop-down menu also includes things like friend requests sent and received, events created and attended, and games played. Click MORE to see the other types of activity.

5. Apps – Some applications will ask if you will allow them to post on your behalf. If you do so, you can review all of the posts that applications have made on your Timeline here.

How to Delete Something from the Activity Log on Facebook

If you want to delete a post, photo, or anything else, simply find the post that you’re looking for and select the Edit icon () to the right.

From there, you can click Delete to get rid of the post.

You do not have the option to delete posts or photos that someone else tags you in (because they’re someone else’s posts, not yours), but you are able to go back to the Edit icon () and remove the tag, effectively removing the post from your Timeline.

If you need a refresher on what tagging is on Facebook, head on over to our Facebook Tagging tutorial.


That’s a brief explanation of how to use your Activity Log on Facebook!

Facebook Account Settings

You can change your account settings in order to update your information or make your account more secure. You can control your passwords, notifications, basic information, and more.

To change Facebook account settings

To modify your settings, click the arrow button () next to the Privacy Shortcuts menu in the top-right corner and select Settings.

Note the different categories of settings on the left side of the screen. Below the screenshot, we’ll explain what each of them do, in order.

1. General – Allows you to change your basic information, such as your password, primary email, and your name.

2. Security – You can add an extra level of security to your account by modifying these settings. For example, you can have Facebook send you an email if someone else is trying to access your account, or you can choose friends who can send you information that allows you to access your account in case you can’t log in for some reason.

3. Privacy – Control who can see what you post, who on Facebook is allowed to send you messages or friend requests, and who is able to look you up on Facebook based on your information (either within Facebook itself or with a common Internet search engine).

4. Timeline and Tagging – Timeline and Tagging allows you to manage who can tag you and see posts that you’re tagged in, as well as who can post and see items on your Timeline. If you’ve followed our tutorials so far, the recommended settings should already be in place.

5. Blocking – This prevents other users, pages, and applications on Facebook from contacting or interacting with you. This is useful if someone keeps inviting you to events or to use applications that you have no interest in, or is outright harassing you.

It’s also useful if something keeps showing up on your News Feed or Timeline, even though you haven’t liked it and aren’t interested in it. To block all of a user’s activity towards you, click the text box next to “Block Users”, enter the person’s name or email, and then click Block. If you change your mind, click Unblock beside the person’s information.

You can also simply block a user from sending you event or application invites, block an application from asking you for information, or block a page from contacting you or appearing on your News Feed or Timeline. Simply type the person, page, or application’s name into the appropriate box, and then click to select it. You can also Unblock these things using the above method.

6. Notifications – Manage your notifications here. You can choose whether or not you want to receive notifications that you get on Facebook also on your email or your mobile phone, or choose what kinds of activities on Facebook you want to be notified about.

7. Mobile – Select Add a Phone to be able to have Facebook send you notifications via text messages to your mobile phone. If you have allowed Facebook to do so, you can receive notifications for messages, friend requests, status updates, and more. You can also update your own status from your mobile phone if you have installed the Facebook mobile application on your mobile phone.

8. Apps – Here you can manage all of the external applications with which you have connected to Facebook. Some computer and mobile applications have the option to “Log in with Facebook,” such as LinkedIn or Skype. If you do so, the application will end up here.

9. Payments – While Facebook is free, some of the third-party applications that can be used on Facebook sometimes cost money. If you decide to use any of these applications, you can enter your payment information here.

And that’s an overview of the types of settings that you can change on Facebook!

Facebook Messages

Facebook messages are like the emails of Facebook. They are another way to privately connect with someone on Facebook. Unlike Facebook Chat, Facebook messages can be sent to anyone on Facebook, even people who are not on your friends list.

How to Send a Facebook Message

There are a few ways to send a Facebook message. The first is by going to someone’s Timeline and selecting the Message button on their cover photo.

The second is to click the messages icon () and then click Send a New Message.

Both will have a chat window pop up at the bottom, just like with Facebook Chat.  In the second case, you will be able to type in the name of whoever you want to send your message to.

Your Facebook Messages inbox

All of your chats and messages are put into the message inbox, which you can access by clicking the messages button () in the top right hand corner and selecting See All in the drop-down menu.

This is what your full Facebook message interface looks like. If you want to know what any of the functions we’ve numbered do, refer to their respective captions below.

1. Conversation List – Shows your conversations from most recent (top) to least recent (bottom). Unlike emails, Facebook messages are sorted first based on their recipients; click one to see all messages sent and received, in chronological order.

2. Search – Search by name for people you’ve shared messages with in the past.

3. “Other” Folder – Any messages from people on Facebook you don’t know (such as people who you are not friends with and have no friends in common with) will be deemed junk mail and end up in your Other folder. Messages from groups and events can also end up in this folder

4. Messages – A list of messages in the selected conversation. Your most recent conversation ends up on this section by default when you open the messages page.

5. “Message Seen” notification – Shows if the recipient has read the message as well as the time. If nothing appears, the message is still unread.

6. New Message – Create a new message to start a new conversation with someone.

7. Actions – This button allows you to delete messages, open them in Facebook chat, mute the conversation (if you don’t want to be disturbed or are being harassed), mark a message as unread, or archive a message (i.e. save it but don’t show it in your regular inbox). It also allows you to add more members to a conversation and make it a group conversation.

8. More Folders – Click More to access your Archive folder, which shows all of your archived messages/conversations.


And that’s a quick overview of how messages work on Facebook!

Facebook Chat

What is Facebook Chat?

Facebook Chat is like Facebook’s version of text messaging that many people do on their mobile smart phones. It allows you to type messages to friends and have them reply to you quickly.

You can see which of your friends are using Facebook right now, what device they are on (Web or Mobile), and start chatting with them in real time. Facebook chats are also private, so only you and the person(s) you are chatting with can see the conversation.

How to Use Facebook Chat

Using Facebook Chat is easy!

  1. Go to www.facebook.com in your web browser and log in.
  2. In the bottom-right corner, there will be a tab called Chat.  (The number beside it will show you how many of your friends are logged into Facebook and available to chat right now.)  Click it.
  3. A menu will appear that lists your friends who are online, and some who aren’t.

    If someone have a green circle next to their name, it means that they are online (and it will show if they are using Facebook on the “Web” or on a “Mobile” device) . If they are offline, there will either be nothing next to their name, or a number (in minutes) of how long ago they were last online.If you can’t seem to find a friend, there’s a search box at the bottom.  Just click it, and then start typing your friend’s name.  As with most other search features on Facebook, the results will automatically be narrowed down as you type.

    Once you find the friend that you want to chat with, simply click their name, and a new chat box will be opened where you can have a private conversation with them.

  4. This is what a Facebook Chat window looks like.  The numbered points below the screenshot will tell you what the function beside each number does.

    1. Chat Header – Click in the blue header beside a person’s name to minimize their chat window.

    2. Other User – Move your mouse cursor over a person’s name, and an underline should appear.  Clicking on it will take you to their Timeline.

    3. Add Users to Chat – Click here to search for other people to invite to the conversation, in order to make it a group chat.  See the section below for more on how to use this function.

    4. Chat Options – Click the options icon () for more options relating to that particular conversation. You can send files or mute the conversation. Muting the conversation will close the chat window and allow you to not receive any notifications from that particular user for either one hour, until 8 a.m., or until you turn it back on.

    5. Close Conversation – Click the “X” here to exit the conversation. Your previous conversations are all saved for the next time you open the window.

    6. Message Composer – Click in here and type in the message that you want to send to the other person, and then press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.  You can also click the camera icon () to add a picture to the chat, or the smiley face icon () to add a cartoon representing your emotion.

    7. Minimized Chat – A minimized conversation will blink dark blue if you have a new message, and a red flag next to the name of the person you’re chatting with will tell you how many unread messages you have from that person.

Facebook Group Chats

A chat doesn’t have to only be between you and one other person. You can add as many people as you like to a conversation. Click the options button () to show the drop-down menu and select Add Friends to Chat. There is also the Add Friends shortcut button () that does the same thing.

This will bring up a search bar at the top of the chat window.  Type in a friend’s name, and Facebook will narrow down your choices as you type until you find the friend that you want.  Click their name to add them to the chat.  Repeat this process for however many friends you want to add to the chat.  If you change your mind, click the “X” next to a person’s name to remove them from the chat.

Once you’ve found all the friends you want to, select Done and another chat window will appear with all the members of your group conversation.

To leave a group conversation, click the gear icon () and select Leave Conversation.

A window will pop up letting you know that if you leave the conversation, you will no longer receive messages from the group, and people will see that you’ve left. Select Leave Conversation if you are sure that’s what you want to do.

Sharing Files on Facebook Chat

If you have a document on your computer or a photo that you’d like to privately share with someone on Facebook chat, you can do so.  Simply open their chat window by clicking on it (if it isn’t already open, click the gear icon () and choose Add Files.

A window will pop up that will allow you to search your computer for the file you wish to send.  Click through the explorer window until you find the file that you want, and then click “Open” to share it in the chat.

Added files will appear below the text input box.  To remove them from the chat, click the “X” next to any file.

Turning Off Facebook Chat

Turning off chat, either with everyone on your Facebook friends list or just particular people, makes Facebook tell them that you are offline (even if you really aren’t).  This is useful if you are in the middle of reading an article, watching a video, or listening to something and don’t want to be disturbed.

If someone sends you a message anyway, it will go to your mesage inbox rather than popping up in a conversation window at the bottom.  Our Facebook Messages tutorial (here) will teach you how to use this function, so that you can reply to them when you have the time.

To turn off chat for a particular person, click the gear icon () in the chat window and select Turn off Chat for [Name].

To turn off chat for everyone on Facebook, click the Chat tab in the bottom right to open it (if it isn’t open already), click the gear icon (), and select Turn Off Chat.

A window will appear asking if want to turn off chat for all friends, all friends except some, or just some friends.

If you choose all friends, select Okay for it to take effect.

If you choose all friends except some, you’ll be asked to type in the names of friends who will still see you as online.  The process is similar to adding friends to a chat: click in the text box, type the friend’s name (Facebook will help you narrow it down), and then click their name to select them.  Then repeat the process for each friend you want to give an exception to.  To deselect someone, click the “X” next to their name.

You’ll do the same thing if you choose to turn off chat for just some friends, except that you’ll be asked to type the names of the friends who will view you as offline. When you are finished, select Okay.

If you have turned chat off for all friends, simply click the Chat tab again to turn it back on.  If you have turned chat off for some friends and not others, you will have to turn chat back on for them manually.

To manually turn chat back on for specific people, click the Chat tab in the bottom right to open it (if it isn’t open already), click the gear icon () there, and select Turn Off Chat again.  Then, click the buttons beside “Turn Off Chat For All Friends Except…” or “Turn Off Chat For Only Some Friends…” and click the “X” next to people’s names to remove them from the lists.  Then, click the button beside “Turn Off Chat For All Friends” and click Okay.

From there, simply click the Chat tab again to turn chat back on.


And that’s a quick overview of how to use the chat feature on Facebook!

Facebook Tagging

What is Tagging on Facebook?

Facebook tagging allows someone to link a friend or other page to a piece of information posted on Facebook by including that person or thing’s name in a photo, status update, or comment. If someone tags you, you will receive a General Notification. Facebook tagging on a photo usually means that the tagged person is in the photo. The tagged post will appear on your News Feed, your Timeline, and your friend’s News Feeds.

How to Tag on Facebook

  1. If you want to tag someone in a Facebook status update, click the head symbol at the bottom menu of the Publisher.
  2. Type in your friend’s name and select them to be included in your status. You can do this for multiple friends if you’d like.
  3. Complete the rest of your Status Update and click Post.

Tagging Someone In a Photo

If you want to tag someone into a photo, upload the photo to the Publisher and move your mouse cursor over the picture. Click Tag that appears over the photo and type in your friend’s name.

For more on uploading photos to Facebook, check out our Facebook Photos tutorial.

Tagging Settings

If you want to manage who can tag you in posts, click the Privacy Shortcuts menu (represented by the lock icon) in the upper-right corner. Select See More Settings.

From here, select Timeline and Tagging from the left side menu. Here, you have the option to turn on the ability to review posts that you are tagged in before they are posted to your Timeline and News Feed, among other things.

Below is an image of the Timeline and Tagging Settings page. We’ll go through each of the settings in detail below the screenshot.

1. Who can post on your Timeline? – Select who gets to post on your Timeline. Choose from Friends or Only Me. We recommend setting this to Friends.

2. Review posts friends tag you in – Turning this feature on allows you to review posts that your friends tag you in before those posts appear on your Timeline and News Feed. This is useful if someone tries to tag you with some potentially embarrassing information, or if they tag you in a photo in which you do not appear.

Though you can stop people from tagging you in a post, and prevent that post from appearing on your timeline, the post will still appear in other places around Facebook, like your News Feed (assuming that the person who tagged you is your friend). We recommend you turn this setting On.

3. Review what other people see on your Timeline – Clicking this will bring you to your Timeline. You’ll be able to see how other people view your Timeline. You can choose either Public or to view your Timeline as a specific person by typing their name into the search box.

4. Who can see posts you’re tagged in on your Timeline? – Select who gets to see posts you’ve been tagged in on your Timeline. Choose between Everyone, Friends of Friends, Friends, Only Me or Custom. We recommend changing this setting to Friends

5. Who can see what others post on your Timeline? – As with above, you get to select who sees what others post to your Timeline. Choose between Everyone, Friends of Friends, Friends, Only Me or Custom. We recommend changing this setting to Friends.

6. Review tags people add – If a friend tags someone or something in your content, you’ll be able to review it and decide whether or not you want to allow that tag before it gets posted to Facebook by enabling this feature. This includes when people tag themselves or tag others. When they do this, the person tagged and their friends will be able to see the post.

We recommend you Enable this setting, so that you can keep your friends from seeing or being linked with information that they wouldn’t want to see if you need to.

7. When you’re tagged in a post – This allows you to decide who gets to see posts that you are tagged in; think of this like the Audience Selector of tagged posts. Choose between Friends, Only Me, and Custom.

Removing Tags

In order to remove posts or photos that you’re tagged in, click the arrow icon next to the Privacy Shortcuts menu, and then click Activity Log.

On the left hand menu, select which option you’re looking for – whether it’s Posts You’re Tagged In or Photos of You – and find the post or photo you’d no longer like to be tagged in.

Click the Edit menu (represented by the pencil icon), and select Report/Remove Tag to remove it.

And that’s a brief introduction to tags on Facebook!

Facebook Comments, Likes, and Re-Sharing

What would be the point of sharing things on Facebook without hearing what your friends have to say about them? Facebook allows you to keep the conversation going by giving you the options to Like, Comment, and Share

Facebook Comments

If you see a status update that a friend posted, ‘liked’, or commented on, or a status update from a page that you ‘like’, you can usually leave a comment on that post to say what you think about it. Under each status update, there is usually an empty comment box that, if you click inside it, allows you to type in your response. When you want to send your post, press “Enter” on your keyboard.  The original poster’s friends, as well as your own friends, will be able to see your comments. 

If a friend comments on your status update, or comments on a post after you have done so, you’ll be notified in the top-right-hand menu by your notifications button () lighting up.

Click the button to see a list of all of your Notifications

Facebook Likes

If you appreciate or agree with something that someone has posted, you have the ability to “like” his or her post.  Above the comment box on most status updates is the Like button. Click it to show others that you’ve liked their post.  The Like button also appears next to most comments that people leave on status updates, and you can “like” comments in the same way.  Your friends and their friends can “like” status updates and comments that you make, too.

Your friends’ status updates, videos, and photos aren’t the only things that you can “like”. If you’re a fan of a particular celebrity, movie, book, etc. you can search for that by clicking inside the main search box and typing it in.  Clicking it will take you to its unique Facebook page.

If you click Like here, you will get that page’s status updates in your News Feed so you can keep up to date with all your favourite celebrities, authors, musicians, and so on. 

(Re)sharing on Facebook

If one of your friends shares a status update, video, photo, or link that you want your other friends (or everyone else) to see, you can click Share

Once you click Share, you can choose how you want to share the item at the top of the new pop-up window: On your own timeline, on a friend’s timeline, in a group, or in a private message.  Feel free to add your own comments by clicking and then typing in the text box underneath, clicking in the Audience Selector to determine who gets to see what you’re sharing, and then clicking Share Link.

Shared links will be posted to your Timeline and your News Feed, unless you chose to share them in a private message.  For more about private meassages on Facebook, visit our Facebook Messages tutorial.

Facebook Sharing

Facebook is all about sharing. And sharing on Facebook is easy to do. You can share photos, status updates, news articles, videos, and even your location to your friends and family. 

Status Updates

Status updates are the most common type of sharing on Facebook. They let your friends know how you’re feeling, what you’re doing, where you are, or anything else that’s on your mind.

To share a status update, click inside your Publisher on either your News Feed or your Timeline, and type whatever you want.  Click the Audience Selector to decide who will see you post – the default choice is Friends – and then click Post. Status updates that you post will appear on your News Feed, your friends’ News Feeds, and your Timeline.

Sharing Photos/Video

The Publisher doesn’t only share text-based status updates; it can also be used to share photos and videos. Next to the Update Status at the top of the Publisher is the button to Add Photos/Videos. Click that and choose to either upload a single photo/video or create a photo album.

Either link will redirect you to your computer’s files, where you can select any photo on your computer to place it in your Publisher. 

At this point, you’ll be able to add extra photos (if you are creating an album), click the Audience Selector to choose who gets to see your photos, or write something about your photo before clicking Post to upload it.

Pro Tip: to upload multiple photos at a time from a single folder on your computer, hold down the “Ctrl” button and click the left mouse button on multiple photo files.

Our Facebook Photos tutorial has more detailed information on how to share photos and create albums on Facebook.

Sharing Links

Find something online that you just have to share with your friends? Facebook allows you to easily share links with friends, and it’s as easy as updating your status. Copy the web address, or URL, of the page that you want to share (for example, “www.huffingtonpost.ca/funny”) and paste it into your Publisher. Facebook automatically adds a thumbnail image for you and your friends to see, so you can get a sense of what the link is about.  Click the Audience Selector to choose who you want to share your link with, and then click Post.  

Sharing Your Location

Let your friends know where you are in the world by sharing your location. In the bottom menu of your Publisher, click the middle button — the one that looks like a point-of-interest marker on a map — to add a location to a status update. 

Once you click this button, you can search for something more specific, such as a mall or restaurant.  It works the same way as Facebook’s general search tool: as you type a location, Facebook will try to match it with a place that it has information on.

Once you’ve found and selected the place where you are, personalize your status update by adding some information on what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, click the Audience Selector to choose who you want to share your location with, and then click Post.

Once you include your location in one of your posts, it may be included automatically in a later post. If you don’t want to continue to share your location, click the “X” next to the location. 

Posting on a Friend’s Timeline

Consider posting to News Feeds as speaking to a group of people. But if you wanted to have a one-on-one conversation, you wouldn’t yell across the room and hope that a particular person hears you, would you? By posting directly onto a friend’s Timeline, you can have that one-on-one conversation because they will be notified of your post.

Posts on a friend’s Timeline are more direct, but are not private. Your friends and their friends will still be able to see what you’ve posted and will be able to comment on it, too.

Click in the search bar at the top of the page and type in your friend’s name. Click their name when it appears in the drop-down menu to go to their Timeline. You can also access their Timeline by clicking on their name anywhere that you see it on Facebook. 

Your friend’s Timeline will have a Publisher, just like yours does.  You can use it in very much the same way: write what you’re feeling, include a link for your friend to follow, or upload a photo or video that they might like.  When you’re done, click Post

You cannot control your privacy settings for things that you post on a friend’s Timeline, unlike how you can with other posts that you make. If you don’t want others to see what you post, consider sending your friend a private message instead. See our Facebook Messages tutorial for more information on how to do that.


Well, that’s some basic information on how to share stuff over Facebook!

Welcome to Facebook Tour

Welcome to Facebook! Now that you know about the basics and how to change privacy settings to your liking, it’s time to learn about how to navigate the site.


Each time you log into Facebook, you’ll be directed to your personalized homepage. Read the caption below the screenshot that corresponds to one of the functions we’ve numbered to see what it does.

1. Menu – Navigate to other parts of Facebook here. Go to the events page, check out some apps, or keep connected with groups you’re a part of.

2. Search Bar – Use this bar to search for friends, groups, or other Facebook pages that may be of interest to you (such as bands or actors). When you click on this bar and begin typing, Facebook will automatically make suggestions about what you’re looking for, based on what you type.

3. Publisher – Here is where you can post a status update, video, or photo to Facebook. You can also add information such as how you are feeling, where you are, what you are doing, and who you are with. Once you click Post, it’ll show up at the top of your News Feed, as well as on the News Feeds of friends.

4. News Feed – The bulk of your homepage consists of your News Feed. The News Feed shows you what your friends and the pages that you have “liked” have been posting. This can include all of the same kinds of information that you can post on Facebook, such as photo, videos, where they are, who they’re with, what they’re doing, or just something that they find interesting. Your own status updates appear here, too.

5. You – Click here to go to your personal Timeline on Facebook.

6. Alerts – This is where you will be notified if there is any activity on Facebook involving you. There are three different types of alerts: Friend RequestsMessages, and Notifications.

Friend Requests appear when someone asks to add you as a friend. You can also use this button to send friend requests of your own, or change who can send you friend requests.

Messages will appear if someone sends you a private message. You can also use this button as a shortcut to send a private message back to them, or to send a private message to somebody else. Our Facebook Messages tutorial has more information on how to use this feature.

Notifications appear if someone interacts with you in any other way on Facebook. Examples include if someone ‘likes’ or comments on a status update or comment that you wrote, or invites you to ‘like’ a page, play a game, or join an event or group.

7. Privacy and Other Options – The two buttons here allow you to adjust your privacy settings and access more advanced settings, respectively.

8. Trending – This is a list of key words or phrases that lots of people on Facebook are currently reading and posting related information about. Clicking one takes you to a new News Feed that contains only posts that have been tagged with that word or phrase, similar to how selecting a friends list shows you only posts that have been made by those friends.

9. Facebook Chat – See which of your friends are logged into Facebook so that you can instantly have a private conversation with them. Friends who are logged in will and available to chat will have a green light beside their name, along with “Web” or “Mobile” to denote whether they are logged in on a computer or on a smartphone. Friends who are currently logged out of Facebook but can receive messages on their smartphone will have a grey phone icon next to their name, along with how long they’ve been logged out. For instructions on how to use this function, head over to our Facebook Chat tutorial.


How the News Feed Works

Your News Feed contains status updates posted by you, your friends, or pages that you ‘like’.  However, you may also see status updates from people who aren’t your friends or pages that you haven’t ‘liked’.  This usually happens because people who are your friends ‘like’ or comment on these status updates.  If you don’t want to see posts on your News Feed from a particular friend or page, you can unfollow them by clicking on their name and going to their Timeline, and then clicking on the Following button.

The more you keep connected with someone via Facebook, the higher up on the News Feed their posts will be. Likewise, the more popular something is on Facebook in general, the higher up on your News Feed it will be. A status update with many comments and “likes”, for example, will rate higher than a status update with few comments or “likes”.


Your Facebook profile page shows your basic information, from your employer to your birth date. It also includes the Timeline, which allows you to see your history on Facebook. The Timeline contains all of your Facebook status updates in reverse chronological order, including all Facebook activity that your friends have tagged you in. By going into the “Timeline” and “Tagging” sections of your privacy settings, you are able to monitor and approve what goes on your Timeline.

We’ve numbered some other important areas of your profile page in the screenshot below; the captions below the picture will explain what they do.

1. Profile Picture – The photo that represents you on Facebook. If you’re on your own profile page, by clicking your profile picture, you can change it.

2. Cover Photo – The cover photo is like a background image for your profile. It is only visible when someone is on your Timeline, unlike your profile picture that is visible throughout Facebook (like when you comment on a status update, for example).

3. Menu Bar – This menu allows anyone to navigate through specific parts of your profile. For you, they’re also a quick way to move view and edit these sections. Everything in the menu section is shown briefly down the left-hand side of the Timeline.

4. Activity Log – Press this button to go to your Activity Log, where you can review and manage anything you do (or that is done involving you) on Facebook. We’ll have a more thorough tutorial on it later.

5. Publisher – As with the News Feed, the Timeline includes a Publisher. Anything you post here goes onto your Timeline below and into your News Feed, and can be viewed by others in accordance with your privacy settings. If you are on a friend’s profile, this Publisher allows you to post directly onto their Timeline.





And those are some of the options on the common pages of Facebook!