How to Set Up Facebook Mobile Notifications

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Facebook and other social networking sites have made it easier to keep up with friends and family, as well as to make new friends. Recently, Facebook has adapted some of its features to work on your cell phone. Facebook mobile allows members to update their status messages and read friends' status updates at home or on the go. For Smartphone users can do even more.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone
  • Internet access
  • Facebook account
  • Go to the website Facebook.com (Facebook) using your Internet browser. Sign into your account with your email and password or sign up for a new account following the directions on Facebook's home page.

  • Scroll down to the very bottom of the "News Feed" page and then click on the "mobile" option at the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Select your choice from the options available.

  • Review the information about the options available to your device. For example, if you don't have Internet access on your cell phone, you should choose "Facebook Text Messages" because that is all your phone will be able to do. If you have an Apple iPhone, however, you may choose "Facebook for your phone." Select your phone from the list or click "Learn More" to find out about the available options for your device.

  • Follow the instructions to set up the Facebook mobile option of your device For text messages, you'll need to text the Facebook number to receive further instructions. Have your cell phone available when you set this up since they will test out the option by sending you a link or a text message.

  • Click on the "Edit Settings" option at the bottom of the page after you have selected the option of your choice. Change any basic settings or add a new number to your account using the options available.

  • Click on "Click Here to Manage Your Mobile Notifications" to change which applications will send notifications to your phone. Click on "Click Here to Manage Your Mobile Subscriptions" to select which of your friends' updates will be sent to your phone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Read about the options you plan to use before making a final decision since your mobile bill may increase with more text message depending on your personal mobile plan.

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