How to Use Quiet Mode on Facebook

If you are having trouble stepping away from Facebook’s endless scroll, Quiet Mode can help silence the chatter, memes, and misinformation.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 25, 2022

If you are having trouble stepping away from Facebook’s endless scroll, Quiet Mode can help silence the chatter, memes, and misinformation. Let’s explore this Facebook feature.

This is for devices using Facebook on mobile. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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Social media is designed to keep you hooked. The endless scrolling. A constant stream of notifications. The temptation of opening an app. It all works together to suck you in and keep your attention for longer than what could be considered a harmless distraction.

If you feel like you are ready to pull back without fully unplugging, Facebook offers a built-in tool called Quiet Mode that can help you manage your time on the platform.

To get started, first, open Facebook, tap the Menu (the Hamburger icon) in the mobile app, and head to:

Settings & privacy > Settings > Your Time on Facebook under the Preferences section.

Time You Spend on Facebook

Next, tap See Time on the Your Time on Facebook page. Here you can view several graphs that show app usage. Swipe the screen to view total time, daytime versus nighttime hours, and how many times you opened the app over the last week. Refer to the below image:

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Your time on Facebook

Now, if you simply want to be mindful of your usage and not change anything, enable Weekly Update, which will send you a weekly email reviewing your Facebook usage from the last seven days. You can also tap Activity Log to view all your recent actions on the platform.

Setup Daily Reminder

Next, tap the See Tools button on the Your Time on Facebook page. You can start off slow by setting a reminder that will tell you to stop using the app after a set amount of time.

Now, from the Manage Your Time page, enable Daily Time Reminder at the bottom of the page, and then set the timer to a specific amount of hours and minutes. The app will tell you how much time you average per day so you can set the timer to something under that number. Tap Set Reminder, then continue using the app until your time is up. See the below image:

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Daily Reminder

Set Quiet Mode

Next, if you need a little help cutting down on Facebook usage, Quiet Mode is here to help. When enabled, this feature will mute push notifications to your phone, limit the notification dots that appear in the app, and stop you from using the app the next time you open it. Enable Quiet Mode from the Manage Your Time page, and then set how long you want it to stay on.

Now, you can also schedule Quiet Mode to turn on at a specific time each day. Enable Scheduled Quiet Mode, then tap Add Schedule to set the start and end time, as well as which days the feature should be used. TapDelete Schedule to remove or redo it. See the following image:

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Quiet Mode

Manage Quiet Mode

Next, when you open the app while Quiet Mode is enabled, you will be greeted by a reminder that shows you how long you have left. If you really need to do something in the app, tap Manage Quiet Mode and either end Quiet Mode immediately or get a 15-minute reprieve. Or choose Edit Settings to change how Quiet Mode works for you. Refer to the below image:

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Manage Quiet Mode

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How to Follow Someone on Facebook

Once you follow a personal account or a page on Facebook, you start seeing that entity’s posts in your News feed. This is a great way to get updates from your favorite people or brands without being friends.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 23, 2022

Once you follow a personal account or a page on Facebook, you start seeing that entity’s posts in your News feed. This is a great way to get updates from your favorite people or brands without being friends. Let’s explore following a person on Facebook.

This is for devices using Facebook. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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Following vs Friending

When you follow someone, you do not have to add them as a friend. You can see that entity’s posts and other content in your News feed while not becoming a part of their friend’s list. This option is usually used to follow celebrities and the pages that interest you on this social platform.

To follow someone and to add someone as a friend are two different things on Facebook.

The convention on Facebook is that when you add someone as a friend, it’s likely you know that person personally. You add people like your real-life friends, colleagues, and family as “friends” on Facebook.

Know that while Facebook allows you to have up to 5,000 friends at a time, there’s no such limit for followers. Also, keep in mind that people and pages can choose not to allow themselves to be followed. In such cases, you will not see the Follow button on these entities’ pages on Facebook.

Follow People

To follow a personal account on Facebook, all you have to do is visit that person’s profile page and click or tap an option.

On Desktop

On your computer, first, launch a web browser and open Facebook. Log in to your account if you have not already.

Next, after logging in, access the profile page of the person you want to follow. On this page, in the tab list beneath the person’s name, click the three dots (the Menu icon) or the Friends button. Refer to the below image:

Accessing the Menu

Now, in the three-dot Menu, choose Follow. If you do not see the Follow option, that person has yet to enable others to follow them. See the below image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: Later, to unfollow this person, click Following followed by Unfollow on the person’s profile page.

You are now following the selected person in your Facebook account. The person’s posts will appear in your News feed.

On Mobile

To follow a person from your phone or tablet, first, launch the Facebook app on your mobile device. Then, open the profile page of the person you want to follow.

Next, on the profile page, beneath the person’s name, tap the three dots (the Menu icon). See the following image:

Accessing the Menu

Now, in the Profile Settings menu, choose Follow. Refer to the below image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: In the future, to unfollow this person, tap Following followed by Unfollow.

You are now following the selected person in your Facebook account. The person’s posts will appear in your News feed.

Follow Pages

Following a page is as easy as doing so for a personal account.

On Desktop

On your computer, first, launch a web browser and open Facebook. Log in to your account if you have not already.

Next, open the page you wish to follow. On the page screen, at the far right of the tab list, click the three lines or the three dots (the Menu icon), whichever is shown. See the below image:

Accessing the Menu

Now, in the Menu, choose Follow. If you do not see the Follow option, that person has yet to enable others to follow their page. See the following image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: Later, to unfollow a page, visit the page, click the three lines or the three dots (the Menu icon), and choose Follow Settings. Then enable Unfollow This Page and click Update.

You are now following the selected person’s page posts in your Facebook account. The person’s page posts will appear in your News feed.

On Mobile

On your mobile phone or tablet, first, launch the Facebook app. Access the page to follow, then tap the three lines or three dots (the Menu icon). Refer to the below image:

Accessing the Menu

Next, from the Menu that opens, select Follow. See the below image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: To unfollow a page, tap the three lines or three dots (the Menu icon) and select Manage Follow Settings. Then tap Unfollow.

You are now following your favorite page on Facebook.

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How to Turn Off Data Roaming on Smartphones

Roaming is a term that often gets mentioned in data plans for smartphones. Are you technically “roaming” when you’re out and about? Well, that’s not exactly what it means in the eyes of your mobile carrier.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 16, 2022

Roaming is a term that often gets mentioned in data plans for smartphones. Are you technically “roaming” when you are out and about? Well, that’s not exactly what it means in the eyes of your mobile carrier. Let’s explore data roaming.

This is for smartphones

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Data Roaming

Data roaming is actually a very simple concept. You have a mobile carrier that provides data to your smartphone when it’s not connected to Wi-Fi. However, as you know, your carrier’s network is not limitless.

So what happens when you go somewhere not covered by your carrier’s network? That’s where data roaming comes in. Roaming allows you to hop on another network so you can still make calls, send texts, and use wireless data when your carrier’s network is disconnected.

This typically works through agreements between your carrier and other networks. The most common scenario in which data roaming comes into play is traveling to a country where your carrier does not have a presence. You can roam on the other network and not need to sign up for something new.

The Cost

Unfortunately, data roaming is not usually included for free as part of your data plan. If you want unlimited roaming you will need to pay for one of the more expensive plans. Roaming charges vary from carrier to carrier.

In general, if you do not pay extra for unlimited roaming, you will pay for how much you use. That could be around $0.25 per minute on calls, $0.10 per SMS, and $3 per MB of data. Needless to say, those numbers can add up quickly, so make sure to read the details of your data plan to find out what you could be charged.

Avoid the Charges

The good news is you probably do not have to worry about roaming charges. Your carrier may not have 5G or LTE coverage in all places, but there is almost always some lower-speed coverage everywhere in the country. Data roaming is primarily for traveling internationally.

That being said, there are some things you can do to be absolutely sure you are never roaming and being charged for it.

On the Android

On Android, go to:

Settings > Network & Internet > SIM

and toggle Roaming to OFF.

On the Samsung

On Samsung o to:

Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks

and toggle Data Roaming to OFF.

On the iPhone

On the iPhone, go to:

Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options

and toggle Data Roaming to OFF. Refer to the below image:

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Turn OFF Data Roaming

Tip: If you are not traveling internationally, you can also consider paying for an international data plan with your cellular carrier. You can also consider getting a SIM card and cellular data plan in the country you will be staying in. Both of these are good ways to avoid the usual pay-for-the-data-you-use roaming charges, which can be expensive.

That’s all there is to data roaming. It’s primarily a feature of mobile networks for traveling outside of your country of residence. In your day-to-day life, it’s not something to worry about. However, if you plan on traveling, you will want to see what your carrier has to offer.

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Alan Perlis

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Five Ways to Damage Your Smartphone Battery

There’s a lot of information out there about how to treat smartphone batteries. We can argue about the best practices, but there are some clearly bad things that can ruin batteries quickly.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
July 26, 2022

There’s a lot of information out there about how to treat smartphone batteries. We can argue about the best practices, but there are some clearly bad things that can ruin batteries quickly. Let’s find out.

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Smartphone batteries get worse over time, it’s inevitable. There are systems in place to slow it down as much as possible, but some things speed up that process and can even skip right to the end of it.

Damaged Cables

One of the worst and most dangerous things you can do is use cheap or incompatible cables with your phone. If you have ever heard a story about a phone spontaneously catching fire, it’s usually the fault of the cable.

It’s best to stick with charging accessories from the manufacturer of your phone or trusted brands. Avoid super low-cost accessories that do not have a lot of reviews. iPhone users can look for the Made for iPhone sticker to feel safe. All of this applies to wireless chargers as well. Refer to the below image:

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Damaged cables

Down to Zero

Charging cycles are what impact the lifespan of a battery the most. The constant cycle of charging and discharging slowly degrades the battery’s health. What makes it even worse is when your phone is frequently starting the cycle from 0%.

It’s best to keep your phone charged between 20-80% as much as possible. Some phones have features to help you do this, but they can only do so much. Shorter charge cycles are better for the battery, so try not to let it get below 20% as much. See the below image:

Smartphone Battery 2

Battery at zero charge

Keeping It Plugged In

It goes the opposite direction, too. Keeping your phone plugged in at 100% all the time is just as bad as letting it get to 0%. Charging your phone overnight is not necessarily bad, but you should not charge it more than you need to.

When the battery reaches 100% charge will protect itself by stopping charging. However, as soon as it drops back down to 99% it will charge back up to 100% again. This small cycle repeats itself over and over and it’s not good for the battery.

The good news is the iPhone and some Android phones now have Adaptive or Optimized charging features to reduce these charging cycles overnight. They keep the battery at around 80% most of the night and then finish the last 20% around your usual wake-up time. See the following image:

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Plugged in all the time

Extreme Heat

Most electronics do not like heat. This is especially true for batteries, including the ones in your phone. Excessive heat can shorten the lifespan of the battery. That’s another reason why it’s not great to keep your phone plugged in all the time.

Heat can come from other sources as well. Playing games that require a lot of resources, leaving your phone in a hot car, or letting it bake in the sun at the beach. All of these things can overheat your phone and damage the battery in the process. Refer to the below image:

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Smartphones in extreme heat

Screen Brightness

We have noticed this the most amongst adults, and their phone brightness levels are blinding. They are not only causing hurt to the eyes but also to the humble battery. Screens use the most amount of resources on the phone. That means, the higher the brightness level, the more battery drainage will occur. So, keep your brightness levels to a minimum, but also not to a point where you have to squint! See the below image:

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Screen brightness

The good news is you probably do not have to worry about ruining your smartphone’s battery. Most of these things are common sense. Stick with name-brand charging accessories, do not overly exhaust or juice up, and keep the device at a comfortable temperature. You will get the best you can out of your battery. Regardless, over time, your battery will slowly deplete, no longer charging to 100%.

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Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people of the world.

Jimmy Carter

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How to Delete Messages in Facebook Messenger

If you do not wish to keep a single or an entire chat in your Facebook Messenger, the company allows you to delete individual or all your messages at once.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 28, 2022

If you do not wish to keep a single or an entire chat in your Facebook Messenger, the company allows you to delete individual or all your messages at once. Let’s find out on your desktop and mobile.

Note! Your deleted messages can not be restored, so make sure you really want to get rid of your messages.

This is for devices using Facebook Messenger. Screenshots are from iPhone XR and Windows 10. Messenger’s latest version is 2022 so screenshots may be different from your device.

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You can remove, unsend, or delete messages or chats. This post gives you different methods on how to “back out” your messages or chats. This means you can “undo” mistakenly sent messages. For the Unsend, you have 10 minutes to retract the original message. The Remove feature deletes the message.

Delete Messages on the Desktop

If you are on a desktop computer like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Facebook website to delete individual or all messages from your account.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and access Facebook. Log in to your account on the site if you are not already logged in.

Next, in Facebook’s top right-hand corner, click the Messenger icon. Refer to the below image:

Messenger 1
Accessing Messenger

Now, in the Messenger panel, at the bottom, click See All in Messenger. See the below image:

Messenger 2
Selecting all messages

Next, in the Chats sidebar on the left, you will see all your conversations. Select the chat in which you want to delete messages.

Now, on the right pane, find the individual message to delete. Then hover over that message, click the Menu icon (the three vertical dots), and choose Remove. See the following image:

Messenger 3
Remove a message in a chat

Next, depending on the message you select, click either Remove for you or Remove for everyone. Refer to the below image:

Messenger 4
Selecting your option

Now, if you have selected your own message, select Remove For You.

In the window’s bottom left-hand corner, click Remove and your message will be deleted. See the below image:

Messenger 5
Removing only for you

Next, if you have selected an everybody message, select Remove for everyone.

In the window’s bottom left-hand corner, click Remove and your message will be deleted. See the following image:

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Removing for everyone

Now, if you would like to delete an entire conversation, then in the left sidebar, find that conversation. Then hover over that chat, click the Menu icon (the three vertical dots), and choose Delete Chat. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to delete a chat

Next, in the prompt that opens, click Delete Chat. See the below image:

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Confirming to delete a chat

Now, Facebook will delete your selected chat on the desktop.

Delete Messages on Mobile

On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, make use of the Messenger app to delete your individual messages or entire chats.

First, launch the Facebook Messenger app.

Next, tap the conversation from which you want to remove messages.

Now, on the conversation page, tap and hold on to the message to remove. If you have selected the other party’s message, then in the menu that opens, select More > Remove. If you have selected your own message, then tap Remove. The message is deleted on your end, but the other party can still access it. See the following image:

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Remove a message

Next, To delete the message from everyone involved in the chat, choose Unsend. Refer to the below image:

Messenger 9
Unsend a message

Now, you can choose Unsend for everyone or Unsend for you. See the below image:

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Selecting an option to Unsend

Next, to remove the message only from your own chat history, select Remove For You. See the following image:

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Selecting Remove for you option

Now, you can also delete entire chats with someone. To do so, tap and hold on to the chat to delete. Then, in the menu that opens, select Delete. Refer to the below image:

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Delete a chat

Next, in the prompt that opens, tap Delete. See the below image:

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Confirm the delete

Now, you have successfully deleted your messages from Facebook Messenger on mobile.

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Ralph Nader

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How to Use Text to Speech Tools

Reading is great, but sometimes you want or need to listen. Let your computer or phone do the reading for you.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 23, 2022

Reading is great, but sometimes you want or need to listen. Let your computer or phone do the reading for you. Let’s explore some tools to do this.

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Some people struggle with reading text on a screen, or physically can not. Others might want their computer to read something to them aloud while they do something else. There are plenty of reasons to use a text-to-speech tool, also called a “screen reader”.

Although there are standalone text-to-speech apps, you probably do not need them. That’s because every operating system, and several well-known pieces of software, offer a text-to-speech feature, and they are all quite good.

Spoken Content for iPhone

The iPhone’s text-to-speech feature is very easy to use. First, to turn it on, head to:

Settings > Accessibiltu > Spoken Content

and enable Speak Selection and Speak Screen. Once enabled, any text you highlight in any application will have a Speak option, which you tap to activate. We have highlighted some text from the Notes app to be read to us. Refer to the below image:

Spoken Content for iPhone

Read Aloud for Browsers

Read Aloud is an extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge that can read whatever website you currently have open. First, you will need to download the extension. After downloading, in Chrome, right-click on some highlighted text and choose the Read aloud selected text option. See the below image:

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Read Aloud for browsers

Immersive Reader for Office and Edge

Microsoft Office applications have a built-in text-to-speech feature but it’s a little hard to find. First, in any document, click the Immersive Reader tab. If you do not see it, search for it, and from then on it should appear in your interface permanently. Highlight some text, then right-click and select Read Aloud to hear your document read back to you with the corresponding word highlighted as it goes. Immersive Reader is perfect for copy editing and reviewing long documents. See the following image:

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Immersive Reader for Office

Microsoft Edge has this feature, too. Highlight some text, then right-click and select Real aloud selection. Refer to the below image:

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Immersive Reader for Edge

Natural Reader

First, download the mobile version (ours is for the iPhone). Then head to

NaturalReaders.com/online (note the plural in the URL)

and paste some text, highlighting it to hear it read on a mobile device. See the below image:

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Natural Reader on mobile

You can also drag documents into your browser window if you prefer. Natural Reader has a variety of voices, and you can control the speed of reading. Just click the Gear icon on the upper right-hand corner for options. See the following image:

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Natural Reader options

You can upgrade for features like a Chrome extension, OCR for scanned documents, higher quality voices, and the ability to create MP3 files; these features cost $9.99 a month. The paid version also supports uploading documents, including Microsoft Word, Apple’s Pages, and even image files with text on them. The free version is perfect for quick listening. Refer to the below image for an example of listening to a webpage:

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Natural Reader for web pages

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Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.

Daniel J Boorstin

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How to Turn Off/On Live Captions in Google Chrome

Are you not a big fan of Google Chrome’s Live Captions, which displays the text version of your media files? If so, it’s easy to turn this feature off/on both temporarily and permanently.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 16, 2022

Are you not a big fan of Google Chrome’s Live Captions, which displays the text version of your media files? If so, it’s easy to turn this feature off/on both temporarily and permanently. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for devices using Google Chrome. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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Temporary Disable Live Captions

You can turn off Chrome’s Live Captions for a specific playback session while keeping it enabled for all other sessions.

First, open a video containing a voice. The speaker’s voice will be displayed as Live Captions. To close this Live Captions, in the top right-hand corner of Chrome’s Live Captions box, click the “X” icon. Note! We are assuming the Live Captions option has been disabled (see below section). Refer to the below image:

Live Text 1
Live Caption being displayed

Live Captions will immediately disappear from your screen, and you can enjoy your media playback without any interruptions.

Permanently Stop Live Captions

If you do not wish to see live captions for any of your media playbacks in Chrome, turn the feature OFF permanently and it will not bother you anymore.

First, from Chrome’s top right-hand corner, select the three dots icon (the Menu icon). See the below image:

Live Text 2
Selecting the Menu icon

Next, in the Menu box, click Settings. See the following image:

Live Text 3
Selecting Settings

Now, on the Settings screen, from the left sidebar, select Advanced. Refer to the below image:

Live Text 4
Selecting Advanced

Next, in the expanded Advanced menu, click Accessibility. See the below image:

Live Text 5
Selecting Accessibility

Now, on the right, in the Accessibility pane, toggle the Live Caption option to OFF. See the following image:

Live Text 6
Disable Live Caption

If you want to enable the option again, toggle the Live Caption option to ON. You may see the message “Speech files downloaded” below the Live Caption. Refer to the below image:

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Enable Live Caption

Going forward, Chrome will not display any captions for your media playbacks in the browser.

Quote For the Day

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.

James Surowiecki

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How to Flag a Tweet for Sensitive Content

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks the Show button.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 10, 2022

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks the Show button. Here’s how to do this.

This is for devices using Twitter. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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First, visit the Twitter website or open the Twitter app. Begin composing a tweet and attach an image or a video. For this post, we are using an image in reverse color. Your video or image should display normally.

If you are using the Twitter app, tap the Paintbrush icon below the image thumbnail to begin editing. If you are on the web version of Twitter, click Edit in the lower right-hand corner of the image. Refer to the below image:

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Edit the image

Next, tap or click the Flag icon. On the Twitter app, it’s in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. On the web, you will find the Flag as a tab in the upper right-hand corner, just above the image thumbnail. See the below image:

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Select the Flag icon

Now, under the Put a content warning on this tweet menu, place a checkmark beside any of the items that apply. If you are posting a spoiler on Twitter, the Sensitive setting works the best. Once finished, tap Done then Save on the Twitter app, or just Save on the web version of Twitter. See the following image:

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Select your option(s)

Next, tap Save on the Twitter app. Refer to the below image:

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Select Save if using the Twitter app

Now, Tweet your post. See the below image:

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Tweet your post

Next, after tweeting, other Twitter users will see the content warning obscuring your image or video unless they click or tap the Show button. See the following image:

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Select Show to see the image

The final image is as follows:

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The final image

Pretty easy, Just make sure that you do not violate Twitter’s terms of service along the way.

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Anton Chekhov

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How to Remove Twitter Followers

If you do not like someone following you on Twitter but do not want to block them, you can remove them from your follower list. This only takes a few clicks.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 20, 2022

If you do not like someone following you on Twitter but do not want to block them, you can remove them from your follower list. This only takes a few clicks. Let’s explore how to do it on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site.

This is for the devices using Twitter

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Note: As of the writing, the option to remove a follower is only available on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site. The option is not yet available on Twitter for Android or iOS.

The Old and New Methods

Twitter has launched the ability to remove followers at the end of 2021. Earlier, if you wanted to remove a follower, you had to block them. Doing so basically removed that user from your follower’s list, prevented them from following you again, and also hid your tweets from them.

In the new method of removing followers, you can remove someone from your follower’s list without blocking them. Twitter does not notify a user when you remove them from your follower’s list. However, they may notice they are not following you anymore, and they can then choose to follow you again. You will need to block them if you do not want them capable of following you, or choose the nuclear option and delete your Twitter account as a last resort.

Remove Followers Using Desktop

To delete a follower from your Twitter profile on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Twitter desktop website.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch the desktop Twitter site. Log in to your account if you have not already done so.

Next, in Twitter’s left sidebar, click the Profile option (the person icon). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting your Profile

Now, your profile page will open. Here, beneath your profile information, click the Followers link to see your followers list. See the below image:

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Selecting your Followers link

Next, on the follower’s page, find the follower you want to remove. Then, next to that user’s name, click the Menu icon (the three dots). See the following image:

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Selecting the Menu for a follower

Now, in the three-dots Menu, click Remove this follower. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Remove this follower

Next, you will see a Remove this follower prompt. Just click the Remove button. See the below image:

Warning: Make sure you really want to remove that follower before clicking “Remove.” Twitter will not show any further prompts and will immediately remove that user from your followers list.

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Remove the follower

Now, you are all set. Your selected follower is now removed from your Twitter followers list.

Remove Followers Using Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use Twitter’s mobile site to remove a follower from your account.

First, open a web browser on your phone and launch the mobile Twitter site (mobile.twitter.com/home). If you launch Twitter.com (as you do on the desktop), the removal process will not work. Sign in to your Twitter account if not already done so.

Next, in Twitter’s top left-hand corner, tap your Profile icon. See the following image:

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Selecting your Profile

Now, an Account info menu will open. Here, tap the Followers link. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting your Followers link

Next, on the follower’s page, find the follower you want to remove. Then, next to that user’s name, tap the Menu icon (the three dots). See the below image:

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Selecting the Menu for a follower

Now, in the three-dots Menu, tap Remove this follower. See the following image:

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Selecting to Remove this follower

Next, you will see a Remove this follower prompt. Just tap the Remove button. Refer to the below image:

Warning: Make sure you really want to remove that follower before clicking “Remove.” Twitter will not show any further prompts and will immediately remove that user from your followers list.

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Remove the follower

Now, you are all set. Your selected follower is now removed from your Twitter followers list.

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How to Save Google Chrome Passwords

Google Chrome can save your website passwords and help you automatically fill them the next time you visit your sites.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 13, 2022

Google Chrome can save your website passwords and help you automatically fill them the next time you visit your sites.

There are several ways to turn on the password saving feature in Chrome. Note that Chrome syncs your passwords with your Google account, which means if you enable Chrome to save passwords on one device, that change automatically applies to all your signed-in devices. Let’s explore this feature on both desktop and mobile devices.

This is for desktop and mobile running Chrome. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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Save Passwords on Desktop

To enable Chrome’s password manager on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, open Chrome on your computer.

Next, in Chrome’s top right-hand corner, click the three dots (the Menu icon). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the Menu icon

Now, from the three-dots Menu icon, select the Settings option. See the below image:

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Accessing the Settings option

Next, on the left sidebar of the Settings page, click the Autofill option. See the following image:

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Accessing the Autofill option

Now, on the right of the Autofill section, click the Passwords option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the Passwords option

Next, toggle the Offer to save passwords option to ON at the top of the Passwords page. See the below image:

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Enable Offer to save passwords

Note! If you decide you do not want password prompts, just toggle the Offer to save passwords to OFF.

From now on, when you log in to a site in Chrome on any of your devices, the browser will ask you to save your password for that site. 

Save Passwords on Mobile

First, open Chrome on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Next, tap the three dots (the Menu icon) in Chrome on your device. If you are on Android, these dots are in Chrome’s top right-hand corner. If you are on an iPhone or iPad, you will find the Menu icon in the bottom right-hand corner. See the following image:

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Accessing the Menu icon

Now, in the menu that opens, tap the Settings option. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Settings option

Next, in the Basics section of the Settings page, tap the Passwords option. See the below image:

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Accessing the Passwords option

Now, on the Passwords page, toggle the Save Passwords option to ON. See the following image:

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Enable Save Passwords

Save Passwords Using Password Manager Site

To use this method, first, open a web browser on your device and access the Google Password Manager site. Log in to the site with the same Google account that you use in Chrome.

Now, when the Password Manager site opens, in the top right-hand corner, click the password options (the gear icon). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Password options

Next, the Settings page will open. Here, at the top, toggle the Offer to save passwords option to ON. See the below image:

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Enable Offer to sasve passwords

From now on, no matter what method you used above, Chrome will start prompting you to save passwords on all your signed-in devices. 

Quote For the Day

If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.

Zig Ziglar

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