10 Ways to Use Facebook Without Opening Facebook App on Your Smartphone

    Admit or not, scrolling down the Facebook news feed is the first thing in the morning most of us do. While Facebook can be useful in many ways, for example, it serves as a major source for latest news and information, people tend to spend too much time using it.

    10 Ways to Use Facebook Without Opening Facebook App

    As a result, most of us end up deactivating our Facebook account. Now a problem arises, we mostly depend on Facebook to notify us about the upcoming birthdays in our friend list or to get information from the groups we join on Facebook.

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    What if we say you can access all such information without even opening the Facebook app on your smartphone? Yes, you read that right, there are a few ways through which you can get access to all the information on your Facebook account. Read more to find out how.

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    Facebook without Internet

    Just type the code *325# from your mobile phone and enter your Facebook credentials to log in. As soon as you log in, you'll be able to get access to the news feed, updates, post and most of the other things you'd get otherwise. This doesn't need any data plan and can work on any smartphone.

    Facebook Birthdays

    There are numerous applications available to import Facebook Birthdays to your calendar. You can also use Google Calendar to import the Facebook birthday details. To do this copy the Facebook Birthdays URL, open Google Calendar, from the drop-down of other calendars select add by URL, and paste the URL.

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    Use event invitations

    At times you may forget about the details of the event you intend to attend. In such cases, you can make use of the export events option on Facebook. To do this, click on events (on the left side of your Facebook homepage), go to the event you'd like to export and then click export event.

    Import Contacts

    Though there are many third-party apps to import your Facebook contacts onto your phone, you can simply use the Facebook app, which also serves the same purpose. If you are using an Android phone, head to settings, accounts and sync, add an account, provide your Facebook credentials, and check the ‘Sync' option.

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    Back up your Facebook information

    To back up your Facebook information, you can use a browser extension called Archive Facebook, available on Firefox.

    Get your Facebook chat contacts

    f you ever need to use your Facebook chat contacts elsewhere, there are numerous third-party apps available to select from (which allow you to use those contacts). For instance, you can use Adium, Trillian, and more.

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    Save chat history

    If you feel like you may need the Facebook chat history sometime in future, you can simply save the entire chat history by using browser extensions. You can use Facebook Chat History Manager extension or any other of your liking. There are plenty of ad-ons available on the internet.

    Get notified by emails

    You can also get access to the Facebook notifications through emails. To set this up, head to settings on your Facebook homepage, click on notifications (on the left), select email, edit the notification settings.

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    Notifications via SMS

    If you choose to get notifications via SMS instead of email, click on settings, notifications, and edit the text message notification settings.

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