Popularity of social networking websites is increasing day by day as users can save their valuable time with these websites. Facebook, one of the popular social networking websites, has millions of users. Facebook users can connect with their friends anytime, post news feed stories, status messages, photos, events and hook up with any blog or website posting to their profile. But for using Facebook’s new features, you need to login at Facebook, if you are new at Facebook then create an account for getting benefits of Facebook.
For becoming a member of Facebook, you need to visit facebook.com website. Click on signup option, enter your personal information such as name, email address, password, gender, birth date, and then click on sign up option. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, to activate/verify the Facebook.com registration, click on the activation link to activate your Facebook account. After becoming a member, you can get Facebook account’s benefits by logging at Facebook.com. Visit facebook.com; enter your email address, and password to log in at Facebook.
Facebook users are allowed to chat with their Facebook friends by two ways such as on a one-to-one basis, or group chat feature. A user may chat with many friends all together with the help of its group chat feature. Facebook Chat contains AOL Instant Messenger, Miranda IM, eBuddy, Flock, Trillian, Empathy, Pidgin, Digsby, Adium, Nimbuzz, FIM (Windows Mobile/Windows Phone 7), Tokbox, Palringo (Windows Mobile), Meebo, and QIP Infium with a Firefox plugin.
Now Facebook users can video chat with their friends as video chat feature is supported by Facebook Chat from August 2011. But users need to download a plug-in for their web browser for using this feature. Facebook users also make friends on their account by sending a request on Facebook. Also they can remove someone from the Friend status by clicking on "Unfriend" option. Facebook Credits feature allows users to use the credits means virtual currency to purchase gifts, and virtual merchandise in many games and applications on the Facebook platform.
Facebook credits can be purchased by users in Australian Dollars, US Dollars, British Pound, Hong Kong Dollar, Danish Krone, Euro, Canadian Dollars, Chilean Peso, Colombian Peso, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, Norwegian Krone, Swedish Krona, Turkish Lira, and Venezuelan Bolivar since July 2010. Facebook credits can be utilized on many well-liked games including Happy Island, Happy Aquarium, Happy Pets, Hello City, It Girl FarmVille, Mafia Wars, and Zoo Paradise.
A pilot program named Deals was announced on April 25, 2011. Users are provided with online coupons and discounts from local businesses by Deals feature. Deals are released as a “test” by Facebook at first in five cities such as Austin, Atlanta, San Diego, Dallas, and San Francisco with the expectation of expanding. Facebook Live, a new service was launched by Facebook on August 13, 2010. Facebook Live is a live streaming video channel that features videos from Facebook staff members and celebrity interviews, and is designed to keep Facebook users informed about what is happening on the social networking site.
Facebook also contains “Like” feature that is designed to provide positive feedback and connect with things that users care about. Facebook users can use this feature to like comments, status updates, photos, and links, which are posted by their Facebook friends and other users. If users click on like option, the contents appear in their friends' News feeds. Facebook users can directly connect their websites or application to the Facebook with just a single click and also save their precious time.
Facebook users are allowed to design a linkup box of Facebook and post it to their profile. Facebook has also released a pair of authentication tools for preventing unauthorized access to users' profiles. Facebook users are allowed to register the devices that are utilized by them to access their account. These security features defend its users from malicious attacks, phishing scams, and spam. Facebook users will also get alert of unusual activity on their accounts by these security options.
Facebook users can incorporate their Facebook friends into AOL Instant Messenger with the help of partnership of Facebook and AOL. Facebook users can get their Friends into their AIM contacts, enabling chat directly between the two services.
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