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. 

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How to Invite Others to Like a Facebook Page

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 29, 2022

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed. Here’s how to do this on desktop and mobile.

This is for the desktop and mobile using Facebook. Images are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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You can only invite your friends to like a Facebook page. If you want to invite someone who is not your friend, you will have to add them as a friend first. Later, if your friends do not Like a page, they can remove their like from the page to stop seeing the page’s content in their feed.

Invite Friends on Desktop

On a desktop computer, like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Facebook website to send out page like invitations.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch Facebook. On the site, access the page to which you want to invite people.

Once you see the page, in the tab list beneath the page name, click the three dots menu icon (at the far right). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Next, in the menu that opens, click Invite Friends. See the below image:

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Selecting Invite Friends option

Now, you will see an Invite Your Friends window, where you will choose your friend(s) to send an invitation to.

Next, to ensure all your friends are listed, at the top of this window, click the drop-down menu and choose All Friends. Then, from the list that opens, select the people to invite to like the page. In the window’s bottom right-hand corner, click Send Invites. See the following image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Tip: To let Facebook also send invites via Messenger, then in the window’s bottom left-hand corner, enable the Also send each invite in Messenger option.

Now, Facebook will send a notification to your selected friends asking them to like your page. They can then either accept or decline your invite for the page Like. Refer to the below image:

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Your invites are sent

Invite Friends on Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Facebook app to send invitations to like a page.

First, launch the Facebook app on your phone. In the app, open the page to which you want to invite people.

Next, on the page screen, beneath the page name, tap the three dots menu icon. See the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Now, scroll down and click Invite Friends. See the following image:

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Selecting Invite Friends

Next, an Invite Friends screen will open. Here, select the friends you would like to invite. Then, at the bottom, tap Send Invites. Refer to the below image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Now, your selected friend(s) will receive an invitation to like your Facebook page. See the below image:

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Your invites are sent

And that’s how you let your friends know about pages that exist on Facebook.

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Want to Change Your LinkedIn Profile URL?

Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 17, 2022

Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want. Let’s see how to change your profile URL on LinkedIn on a desktop and mobile.

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

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When you change your URL, it will always start with the following:

www.linkedin.com/in/

After the in/ is where your custom URL will appear. The new URL must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 300 characters. You can not use spaces, symbols, or special characters in your URL.

You will likely want to change it to your name in some fashion. Keep in mind, though, that your profile URL is not case-sensitive, which means both “RaymondOglesby” and “raymondoglesby” are the same.

While changing the URL, also keep in mind that you can only do this five times in a six months period.

Change on the Desktop

On a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the LinkedIn site to customize your profile URL.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and open LinkedIn. Sign in to your account, if not already.

Next, in LinkedIn’s top right-hand corner, click:

Me > View Profile

Refer to the below image:

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Accessing View Profile

Now, on the right sidebar, at the top, click Edit public profile & URL. See the below image:

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Accessing your Profile URL

Next, at the top of the right sidebar, in the Edit your custom URL section, click Edit (the pencil icon). See the following image:

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Edit your Profile URL

Your profile URL is now editable. Next, clear the existing URL, type in a new URL of your choice, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Changing your Profile URL and Save

And your LinkedIn profile URL has been successfully changed. Compared to changing your profile URL on a mobile device, this method is much easier. People will now need to use the new URL to access your profile. Be sure to update your other social media with your new link.

If you would like to revert back to the previous URL, you can do so using the above steps.

Change on Mobile

On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the LinkedIn app to change your Linkedin web address.

First, launch the LinkedIn app on your phone. In the app’s top left-hand corner, tap your profile icon. See the below image:

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Accessing your Profile icon

Next, in the menu that opens, at the top, tap View Profile. See the following image:

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Accessing View Profile

Now, your profile page will open. Next to your profile image, tap the Edit (the pencil icon). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Edit

Next, your profile page will open. Scroll down the page to the Contact info section, then tap Edit contact info. See the below image:

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Accessing Edit contact info link

Now, in the Edit contact info section, tap your current profile URL. See the following image:

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Accessing your current Profile link

Next, in the Edit My Public Profile section, tap the Edit (the pencil icon) below Edit your custom URL

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Accessing to Edit your Profile URL

Your profile URL is now editable. Now, clear the existing URL, type in a new URL of your choice, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Changing your Profile URL and Save

And that’s all. Your LinkedIn profile URL is now changed.

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How to Disable/Enable Google Search Dark Theme

Google Search’s Dark Theme looks great, but it’s not for everyone. If you would prefer performing your searches on a light theme, here’s how to turn off/on Dark Theme on Google Search on desktop and mobile.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 15, 2022

Google Search’s Dark Theme looks great, but it’s not for everyone. If you would prefer performing your searches on a light theme, here’s how to turn off/on Dark Theme on Google Search on desktop and mobile.

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

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Turn Off on Desktop

To disable Google Search’s Dark theme on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, launch your web browser and access the Google site.

Next, in the bottom-right-hand corner of the Google site, click Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, in the menu that opens, select Search Settings. See the below image:

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Selecting Search settings option

Next, on the Search Settings page, in the left sidebar, click Appearance. See the following image:

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Selecting Appearance option

Now, in the Appearance section on the right, enable the Light theme option. This disables the Dark theme and enables the Light theme. Simply do the opposite to re-enable the Dark theme.

Next, to save your settings, at the bottom of the Appearance section, click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Now, you will see a Your preferences have been saved prompt. Click OK. See the below image:

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Confirm your change

Next, your Google Search will be displayed in the Light theme. See the following image:

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Your Light theme

Turn Off on Mobile

To deactivate Dark theme on Google Search on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, first, launch your web browser and open the Google site.

Next, in Google’s top left-hand corner, tap the Hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the menu

Next, from the menu that opens, select Settings. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, on the Search Settings page, in the Appearance section, enable the Light theme option. See the following image:

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Selecting Light theme

Now, to save your changes, scroll the Search Settings page to the bottom. and tap Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Next, in the Your preferences have been saved prompt, tap Close. See the below image:

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Close the dialog

And your favorite search engine is now back to Light theme. Simply do the opposite to re-enable the Dark theme.

Now, your Google Search will be displayed in the Light theme. See the following image:

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Your Light theme

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How to Bulk Delete Emails in Gmail

Want to wipe your Gmail inbox clean? Using Gmail’s bulk delete option, you can delete all emails from your Gmail account at once in just a few clicks.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 11, 2022

Want to wipe your Gmail inbox clean? Using Gmail’s bulk delete option, you can delete all emails from your Gmail account at once in just a few clicks.

If you use the Gmail app on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can not delete all emails at once on your device. This means you will have to rely on the Gmail site to purge your inbox. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook using Gmail

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Deleting all your emails does not delete your Gmail account. You can still send and receive emails after you have deleted all your existing emails.

First, open a web browser on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer and access the Gmail site. Log in to your Gmail account on the site if not already logged in.

Next, in the sidebar on the left, click All Mail. If you do not see this option, click More to reveal the option. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing All Mail option

Now, in the pane on the right, you will see all your Gmail emails, including your archived emails. To delete these emails, you will have to first select all these emails. This is done by clicking the Select option (a square icon) at the top of the Gmail interface. See the below image:

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Selecting up to 50 emails

Once check-marked, up to the default (50) emails will be highlighted for deletion.

Next, to select the emails that are not on this page, at the top of the emails list, click the Select all X conversations in All Mail, where “X” is the number of emails in the All Mail folder. See the following image:

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Selecting to delete all emails

Now, all your emails are now selected. To start deleting them, at the top of the Gmail interface, click the Delete option (the trash icon). Refer to the below image:

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Delete all emails

Next, you will see a Confirm bulk action pop-up message. Here, click OK. See the below image:

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Confirming the deletion

Now, Gmail will start deleting and moving your emails to the Trash folder. To remove your emails for good, you will have to empty the Trash. To do so, in Gmail’s left sidebar, click the Trash folder. See the following image:

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Selecting your Trash emails

In the pane on the right, at the top, click Empty Trash now. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to empty your Trash emails

Next, in the Confirm deleting messages pop-up message that opens, click OK. See the below image:

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Confirm the deletion

You will receive a cute message from Google about how their servers “feel”. (By the way, servers have no “feelings”). See the following image:

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The servers are “feeling unloved”

Now, all your emails except for the ones in the Spam folder are now deleted.

Next, to clear the spam emails, in Gmail’s left sidebar, click Spam. Then, in the pane on the right, click Delete all spam messages now. Refer to the below image:

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Deleting Spam emails

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How to Create an Instagram Photo Post From a PC or Mac

Instagram is primarily used on smartphones, but you can also use it in a desktop browser on Windows or Mac. For years that meant only viewing your feed and messages, but it can also be used to upload photos too.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 5, 2022

Instagram is primarily used on smartphones, but you can also use it in a desktop browser on Windows or Mac. For years that meant only viewing your feed and messages, but it can also be used to upload photos too.

As of October of 2021, Instagram added the long-awaited ability to post to Instagram from the website. You get nearly all of the same filters and editing tools that you can find in the iPhone and Android app, too. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for Windows, PC, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook using Instagram

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First, head on over to Instagram.com in a web browser such as Google Chrome or Safari. Sign in with your Instagram account if you are not already signed in. Refer to the below image:

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Signing in to your Instagram account

Next, click the plus “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner. See the below image:

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Selecting to add a photo

Now, click Select From Computer and choose a photo from the file manager. See the following image:

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Selecting a photo from your device

Next, there are a couple of options where you can adjust the Aspect Ratio, Zoom in on the photo, or Add more photos to create a slideshow. In our example, we made no adjustments. Click Next when the photo is ready. Refer to the below image:

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Optionally adjust your photo

Now, you can choose a Filter or make some other adjustments to the photo. Click Next when the photo looks good. In our example, we set the Filter to Juno and increased the Temperature setting. See the below image:

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Optional adjustments you can make

Next, write a Caption in the text box, add a Location if desired, and click Share. See the following image:

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Setting a caption and location

Now, you will be given a message about successfully sharing your Instagram post. Refer to the below image:

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Post shared message

Your photo post will now be displayed on your Instagram account. Notice the warmer color and background from the original above. See the below image:

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Your photo post on Instagram

You can now post photos to your Instagram feed right from your Windows PC, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS computer. This is especially useful for uploading photos that you have transferred onto your computer,

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How to Create a QR Code in Google Chrome

With Google Chrome’s built-in QR code option on your desktop, you can make QR codes for any sites and web pages you visit in the browser. When others scan them, they will be taken to the site.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 23, 2021

With Google Chrome’s built-in QR code option on your desktop, you can make QR codes for any sites and web pages you visit in the browser. When others scan them, they will be taken to the site. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook running Chrome

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There are many reasons to generate QR codes for websites. The main reason is to add a QR code to your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, emails, and more. Chrome lets you save the QR codes as images, so you can basically use them anywhere you want.

Since Chrome has a built-in QR code generator, you do not have to install any third-party extensions to get the job done.

First, launch Chrome on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer. Then access the website you want to turn into a QR code.

At the top of Chrome, click the address bar to reveal the QR code option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the website

Next, in the far right of the address bar, you will now see various icons. Click the Create QR Code For This Page icon (which is a partial square icon with four small squares). If the icon is missing, click the Zoom icon and click Reset. See the below image:

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Selecting the QR icon

Now, Chrome will open a Scan QR Code pop-up with your generated QR code in it. You can now scan this QR code from your iPhone or Android phone. See the following image:

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Your generated QR code

Next, to save this QR code as an image to your computer, at the bottom-right-hand corner of the Scan QR Code pop-up window, click Download. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Download the QR code

Now, you will see your computer’s standard Save As window. Select a folder to save your QR code image in, type a name for the image, and click Save. See the below image:

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Saving the QR code

And that’s all there is to making QR codes in Chrome on the desktop. A nice feature of Chrome.

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How to Check Your Amazon Gift Card Balance

Not sure if you have sufficient funds to buy that item on Amazon? If so, it’s easy to check your gift card balance on both the Amazon website and the Amazon mobile app, as well as the history of cards you have redeemed. Let’s find out.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 21, 2021

Not sure if you have sufficient funds to buy that item on Amazon? If so, it’s easy to check your gift card balance on both the Amazon website and the Amazon mobile app, as well as the history of cards you have redeemed. Let’s find out.

This is for devices using Amazon

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Use the Amazon Website

If you are on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the official Amazon website to see the available gift card balance in your account.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch the Amazon site. Sign in to your account on the site.

Next, in Amazon’s top-right corner, hover your mouse over the Account & Lists menu to see an expanded menu. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Account & Lists menu option

Now, in the expanded menu, under Your Account, click Account. See the below image:

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Accessing Your Account

Next, on the Your Account page that opens, click Gift cards. See the following image:

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Accessing your Gift cards

Now, on the page that opens, right next to Your Gift Card Balance, you will see the gift card balance currently available in your account. Refer to the below image:

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Viewing your Gift Card balance

Note! You can redeem a gift card by clicking the Redeem a Gift Card button, entering the key, and clicking Apply to your balance button.

If you would like to view the values of gift cards that you have redeemed in your account, scroll down the page to see that information. See the following image:

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Viewing your Gift Card history

Use the Amazon Mobile App

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Amazon mobile app to check your gift card balance.

First, launch the Amazon app on your phone. Sign in to your account if you have not already. Then, at the bottom of the app, tap the user icon. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the User icon

Next, on the account page that opens, scroll down to the Gift Card Balance section. Here, you will see the gift card balance available to use in your Amazon account. See the below image:

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Viewing your Gift Card Balance

Now, to view the gift cards that you have added to your account so far, then next to Gift Card Balance, tap the Manage option. See the following image:

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Accessing to Manage your Gift Card

Note! You can redeem a gift card by clicking the Redeem Gift Card button, entering the key, and taping Apply to your balance button.

Next, scroll down the page to the Your Balance activity section. Here, you will see all your redeemed gift cards along with their values. Refer to the below image:

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Your Gift Card history

And that’s how you know if your gift card balance can buy a certain item on Amazon.

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How to Obtain a Link to a Photo or Video on Instagram

If you would like to share an Instagram photo or video outside the platform, you will have to get that item’s shareable link.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 16, 2021

If you would like to share an Instagram photo or video outside the platform, you will have to get that item’s shareable link. Let’s explore how to get these links from your Instagram account, on either desktop or mobile.

Note! You can not get links to photos or videos that are in a private Instagram account. For these accounts, Instagram does not offer the option to get a link.

This is for devices running Instagram

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The instructions to get a link to a photo or video on Instagram are the same for all Instagram-supported devices, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook computers, as well as iPhones and Android smartphones.

First, open Instagram and find the photo or video for which you want to get a shareable link. At the top-right corner of that item, click or tap the three dots Menu. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, choose Link on an iPhone or Copy Link on other devices. See the below image:

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Accessing the Link icon

Now, the link to your selected photo or video on Instagram will be copied to your device’s clipboard. Use the Paste option in any text field on your device to view your link. In our example, we pasted the link to the iPhone Notes app.

Your shareable Instagram link should look something like the following image:

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Your Instagram link

You may now send this link to your friends and family. They can click or tap it to access the photo or video on Instagram.

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