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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

How to quit Facebook

If you're ready to part ways with the social network, you've got two options -- deactivate your Facebook account or delete it completely.

How to sort Facebook's News Feed chronologically on mobile

Facebook can be great for getting updates on your friends, but sometimes the same posts remain at the top of your feed. Learn how to navigate Facebook's News Feed sort-by-time feature on both mobile and desktop.

Say No to Selfies

Selfies aren't going away. But that doesn't mean you have to consign yourself to a future of horrible photos. Here are the selfies you'll want to avoid.

TechTip: Hiding updates, photos from your Facebook profile

Have you been tagged in a Facebook update or photo that you want to banish? Here's how to use the Hide From Timeline feature on the social network.

Instagram tricks and tips

Here are a couple of quick basics for getting more out of the photo-sharing service.