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Cool Facebook Tricks

Tired of using the same old Facebook over and over again? Try these cool Facebook tricks and flaunt your skills before your friends.
One of the most popular social networking websites, Facebook, is today used by more than 250 million people. It has become one of the most popular ways of keeping in touch with long-lost friends and family members. You can send and receive messages, share videos, and pictures through it.

There are some cool Facebook tricks and secrets that you can try and amaze your friends with. You can enhance your profile, change its background, hide your online status from certain friends, place Facebook chat on the sidebar, download Facebook photo album, and do a lot more. Check out the following tricks and try them on your own.

Connecting Facebook to Microsoft Outlook

If you are addicted to Facebook and just can't stay away from it, whether you are in office or school, you can connect it to your Microsoft Outlook account. If you are a frequent user of Microsoft Outlook, you can use the FBLook tool to keep updating your status and check what other people have in their updates. And the best part is, you don't need to open a new tab or page for that. It's a good option you can use if the management of your company always keeps a tab of what you are doing with your computer. Even though it's not possible for you to use additional features of Facebook, you can keep yourself updated of the activities going on in your account.

Open Your Gmail Account from Facebook

Even though you may not need to get this, but if you are a die-hard fan of Facebook, you can access your Gmail account through it. You can use the Fmail application to get this done, wherein you can read all the emails in your Gmail account through your FB inbox.

Use Flip Text

Just for the sake of fun, it is possible to flip texts in your FB account. Go for this if you feel that you should try something different. It's very easy; you need to write whatever you want on FlipText, which in turn would turn the text upside down for you after you enter update. Many of your friends may think 'what's the big deal', but then don't worry, it's just fun.

Concealing Online Status

Usually, whenever you are using Facebook, you are seen online in the chat section by all your friends. However, you can choose not to reveal that you are online to selected friends. For this, you just need to open Facebook Chat and click the Friends List. Then start a new list which can be called Block List and once that's done, you can add friends to that list whom you don't want to reveal that you are online. When you are done with the list, move the cursor to the green icon and click on 'Go Offline'.

Magic Circles

You can create red circles on the Facebook page and this is one of the most common secrets of Facebook. You need to press the following arrow keys in succession:
  • Up
  • Up
  • Down
  • Down
  • Left
  • Right
  • Left
  • Right
  • B
  • A
  • Enter key
  • Right click
  • Up
  • Down
And voila! The circles would appear.

Poke Friends Automatically

If your friends keep on poking you continuously, you can automatically poke them back without having to do anything. You just need to automate it with the Facebook Autopoke also known as Grease Monkey script.

These were some of the cool Facebook tricks which you can try. There are many more, but these are the most common. So try these out and have fun!