Getting Started with Facebook
If you're thinking about joining Facebook, this lesson will show you everything you need to get started. We'll explain some common Facebook terms and how to create a Facebook account. We'll also explore the Facebook homepage, Timeline, and Facebook for mobile devices.
Watch the video below to learn more about getting started with Facebook.
Friends? Likes? Status updates? If you're new to Facebook, there are a lot of terms and phrases that may seem a little confusing at first. Reviewing some of the most commonly used terms will give you a better understanding of how Facebook works and what to expect as you get started.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn about some common terms on Facebook.
You can add people you know as friends on Facebook. Your friends will see the things you share, including status updates and photos.
You'll receive a notification in an email message and on your homepage whenever someone interacts with you on Facebook.
One of the most common things people share on Facebook are status updates, which are short, text-based posts your friends can see and comment on.
Whenever your friends share something on Facebook, you can choose to like the post. This is just a simple way of showing your friends that you enjoyed what they shared.
Friends can tag you in photos and posts they share on Facebook. Posts you're tagged in will appear on your Timeline.
Whenever your friends share on Facebook, you can leave a comment about their posts.
The News feed is a stream of updates from your friends and any Facebook Pages you follow. This is where You'll probably spend most of your time on Facebook, since it's where you can view and comment on what's happening with all of your friends.
Also known as your profile page, the Timeline is where you'll share information about yourself on Facebook. For example, it's where you'll post your profile picture and share basic information about yourself.