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How to use special characters and symbols in Instagram, Facebook, Reddit and other posts

How to use special characters and symbols in Instagram, Facebook, Reddit and other posts on iPhone and iPad.

Whether you need specific symbols for a technical paper or are simply looking to add some flavor to your social media posts, the iPhone keyboard doesn't have a very extensive library of symbols. You can find a few extra symbols by long pressing on certain keys like the '$' which will reveal a few other currency symbols, and you can find some in the emoji library like the trademark and copyright symbols, but they aren't really ideal (they don't appear as superscripts).

How to change third-party app permissions on Facebook

How to change third-party app permissions on Facebook on iPhone and iPad.

Judging from the number and magnitude of incidents involving Facebook over the past few years, that the social media giant is playing fast and loose with user data is probably an understatement. While it is now putting extra effort into user privacy, it has a long way to go, and you should do everything in your power to protect your data. One of the easiest paths for your private information to leak out is through third-party apps that have permissions to your account.

How do I unlock Facebook Messenger Dark Mode?

Facebook slimmed down its Messenger app in March, 2019. The social network giant brought the app back to basics by hiding all the distractions that were bloating the messaging service. Facebook also made the app a little easier on the eyes by adding a Dark Mode option, but got creative with how users have to access it. Instead of just adding a Dark Mode option to the Settings users first have to perform a little trick to activate the option. Here's how:

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How to stop Facebook from texting notifications to you

How to stop Facebook from texting and emailing notifications on iPhone and iPad.

Facebook, by default, is set up to send you notifications via SMS for just about everything that can happen - comments on posts, friend requests, birthdays, friends' updates and more. The notifications seem to be random as well, sometimes there are none for a while, then all of a sudden a flood. Depending on how active you are on Facebook, these text notifications can quickly become a nuisance. If you suddenly find yourself being bombarded with text notifications from FB, you can turn them off completely or better yet, pare them down to only what's important to you.

How to share 3D photos on Facebook

Facebook 3D Photos

Facebook is rolling out its latest photo sharing feature on the News Feed and in VR. It's called 3D photos, and it captures depth and movement in subjects using the distance between the foreground and background. The technology requires Portrait Mode, which is available on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The feature will be available in various markets around the world over the next few weeks.

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