How to use Facebook applications

Facebook applications are an interesting way to engage into different activities while you are online. They add more appeal to Facebook as a social networking website because everyone can find something to do. If you like reading books, articles, playing online games, getting daily horoscope, then using different apps on Facebook is the way to go.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to understand, use and install Facebook applications.


Step # 1- Locating the apps section

Go to the “Apps and games” option in “Apps” column located on the left side of the home page.

go to apps section

Step # 2- Go through featured apps

Notice that there are plenty of “featured apps” you can choose to implement. You can choose them according to their ratings, reviews and description.

select featured apps

Step # 3- Selecting recommended games

There are recommended games that you can choose from as well. Simply scroll down the page and you can select any from the options provided.

choosing recommended games

Step # 4- Selecting other app options

Click on the option titled “friends using” and it will show you what apps your friends are currently using. In “recommended apps” section, Facebook will list considerable selections for you too.
You can click on the “newest” option in order to get all the latest apps and games. In the “discover new games” section, you can find other recent applications as well.

choose other app types

Step # 5- Searching and going to an app

You can also go through Facebook apps by searching for them. Type a name in the top search bar and then click on “enter”. Select the “apps” tab and all applications related to that name will appear. Click on “Go to app” if you want to open it.

choose and implement an app

Step #6- Editing app settings

On the application installation page, you can select the “Go to app” button. If you don’t want to use the application, click on the “cancel” button.

apply settings on app page

Step # 7- Installing an app

First of all search an app for Facebook using the “search box”. To install it, click on the options like “Allow”, “play game” or in this case “OK, read article”. However before doing that, go through the information the app will receive and control once you finalize the changes.

use Facebook app

Step # 8- Adding app updates on your profile page

Once you perform something on the app page, it is ultimately added to your Facebook profile page as well. It will be shown in others newsfeeds as well unless you specify otherwise.

update your profile page

Step # 9- Determining app options

You can see if any of your friends are active on the social application you are using which in this case is the “social reader”. This can be done by clicking on “Friends active on social reader”.
By clicking on “recently read by friends” you can see the posts from your friends. Click on the option titled “invite friends to read with you”. This allows you to send out app invitations to people in your friend list.

select different app options

Step # 10- Inviting friends to use an app

You can select the friends you wish to invite to this application by ticking on boxes besides their names. You can use the “search bar” to look for different friends in your list who you wish to invite to these Facebook applications. Click on the “send requests” option to send the invitation.

send friends invitations

Step # 11- Adding an app to a profile

As you use a Facebook app, it will be added to your profile in the “apps” section automatically.

include app in profile