Apart from the official apps for Facebook, there are plenty of useful add-ons and third party apps available for different platforms. Few days back, I wrote about the best Facebook apps for Windows 8 users. Instead of browsing through the regular Facebook interface, these apps are capable of completely changing the interface and add more functionalities to your Facebook account. For instance, the apps let you schedule your status updates, check your old posts easily and much more. So today, I’ve come with a set of Chrome extensions for Facebook to enhance its functionality. Lets have a look at the features and functions of the extensions below.
Fabulous is a must have extension for people who love to customize their Facebook account. It lets you change the background color, font and other display features on your Facebook timeline. Another important feature of this extension is, it will remove all the ads on your news feed and gives a clutter free interface. Also, if you’ve logged into Facebook in your browser, you can enable desktop alerts for the new notifications. It lets you zoom photos on Facebook albums and in your timeline, change the notification sound, play videos outside your news feed and much more. It is an ultimate customizing extension for Facebook.
Facebook Chat Pro will be very useful for people who use Facebook messenger a lot. Facebook has an inbuilt feature to know, whether the person on the other side has read your message or not. It will display it with the exact date and time about, when the recipient has seen your message. Facebook Chat Pro will help you to hide those “Seen” notifications from your Facebook messenger. Also, when you are typing in the Chat box, it will show “typing..”status on the other side, that will also be hidden after you install the extension. Desktop notifications will be enabled automatically for the incoming chat messages. You can disable that if you want.
Since Facebook is one of the most used websites on the internet and many sites offer Facebook log in, it is important to have some security measures to protect your privacy and data. If you have logged into Facebook and browsing on the internet, there are chances that Facebook could track you on the websites you visit. Facebook Disconnect will turn off the data flow towards your Facebook account. All the data traffic from the third party websites you visit will be automatically blocked from the Facebook as soon as you install the extension.
Photo Zoom for Facebook, helps you to zoom any image on your Facebook timeline and albums. You may think, we have the same zoom feature in other extensions like “Fabulous for Facebook”, why we need to have a separate extension for that. The extension is fast and responsive as compared to the other extensions. Also, there will not be any clash even if you have installed both the extensions. It is a very light weighted add-on for Facebook and it uses very less memory on your browser.
There is no default option available to get notifications, when someone unfriend or block you on Facebook. So, we have a new extension called “Unfriend Notify for Facebook”, which helps you to know who unfriend you on Facebook. As soon as you install the extension, it will add a separate section called “Lost Friends” on your “Friends” list. There you can see who unfriended you and how many people have unfriended you so far. Also, you will get desktop notifications, if someone unfriend you on Facebook.
If I’ve missed any of your favorite extensions for Facebook, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.