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Want to turn that photo you just shot on your iPhone into your Facebook profile image? Sure thing– and yes, you can do it directly from the Facebook mobile app.

Read on for even more gotta-try functions in the rapidly evolving Facebook for iPhone app, from the best ways to filter your information feed to a simple means to conserve pictures posted by your buddies.

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Tap an option to see simply the most recent news feed updates, just photo posts, stories from close friends, and more.

1. Filter your news feed

Do not have time to scroll with dozens of arbitrary news feed updates? I know the feeling.

Instead, try this: when you first open your news feed upon the Facebook for iPhone app, pull down on the first update you see.

When you do, you’ll open Facebook’s mobile information feed filter, which lets you view just the most current updates, posts from those on your various Buddy Lists (such as Household and Close Buddies), photo posts, and more.

2. Save a picture to your Camera Roll

Until just recently, there was no chance to conserve an image from your Facebook news feed to your iPhone other than taking a screenshot.

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Thanks to a recent Facebook for iPhone update, you can now save pictures published by pals to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.

Thanks to a recent upgrade, though, you can now conserve Facebook photos to your iPhone’s Camera Turn in simply a couple of taps.

  • Tap an image in your information feed to open it.
  • Tap the three-dot menu button at the bottom of the display.
  • Tap the “Save Photo” button.

3. Modification your profile picture or your ‘cover’ image

Want to tailor the look of your Facebook timeline while you are on the go?

No issue– and in truth, you can quickly replace your Facebook profile image or the ‘cover’ picture at the top of your timeline with a fresh snapshot from your iPhone.

  • Tap the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen, then tap your name to go to your timeline.
  • Tap either your profile picture or the larger ‘cover’ picture, then tap ‘Select from Collection’ to pick a new image from your iPhone’s picture library, or ‘Take Image’ to snap a brand-new image on the fly.
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Tap the little arrow (see it?) to hide an unwanted post from your news feed.

4. Hide a post

Want to zap an annoying upgrade or advertisement from your information feed? Easy.

  • Look closely at the top-right edge of a news feed post, and you’ll see a faint downward arrow. Tap it, and a trio of buttons will move into view.
  • Tap the ‘Hide’ button to hide an undesirable upgrade from your news feed, or tap ‘Report/Mark as Spam’ if you think a post is ‘spammy’ or specifically offensive.

5. Generate a security code

Ever heard of Facebook’s ‘login approvals’ feature? If not, you should, due to the fact that it’s one of the very best method to keep hackers from hijacking your account.

Once login approvals are turned on (right here’s ways to do it), Facebook will require a six-digit code whenever anyone attempts to log into your account from an unrecognized browser or mobile gadget.

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Once activated, the mobile Code Generator will spit out a brand-new six-digit security code every 30 seconds, no data connection required.

Normally, those unique protection codes are sent out to your wireless phone via TEXT– but what takes place if you are trying to log into your account and there’s no cellular connection?

Luckily, the Facebook for iPhone app has its own ‘Code Generator’ that spits out fresh six-digit codes every 30 seconds– and yes, the Code Generator works even without a data signal.

Just tap the menu button in the top-left corner of the Facebook mobile user interface, scroll down, then tap Code Generator.

Once you tap the ‘Activate’ button, a six-digit code will appear on the display, and it will be refreshed every 30 seconds.