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How to Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive How to Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive

Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it’s an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your messages.

Quickly Delete Years of Facebook Posts With This Chrome Extension Quickly Delete Years of Facebook Posts With This Chrome Extension

When you were in college, posting that video of you doing an epic keg stand was cool. Now that you’ve finished law school and are looking for a firm to join—not so much.

Lifehacker Is Hiring a Social Media Editor Lifehacker Is Hiring a Social Media Editor

Do you spend more time on Twitter each day than you do sleeping? Are you a Facebook ninja whose wit turns the most basic status update into a thing of beauty? Do you love geeking out on the details of everything from how to fix a zipper to the finer points of modern etiquette? Are you the MacGyver of your friend group?

Monitor Your Social Media Time With New Tools From Facebook and Instagram Monitor Your Social Media Time With New Tools From Facebook and Instagram

Most of us know we spend too much time on our phones. It’s led to a host of studies on the negative effects, and there are definitely repercussions to constantly peeking at your notifications and following those digital squirrels at every chance you get.

Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension  Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension 

It’s harder than it used to be to accidentally lose all your work. Apps come with auto-save, and Chrome tries to warn you before you close a tab with unsaved work. But hit enter too fast, or suffer a crash, and you could still lose a lot of writing. It can happen to a Facebook update, an application form, or a blog…

Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension

For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post, and am immediately faced with the decision “Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never happened or just roll with the typo?”

How to Avoid an Accidental Instagram 'Like'  How to Avoid an Accidental Instagram 'Like' 

Social media stalking might be creepy and a waste of time, but most of us are guilty of it at one point or another. That’s why, after our latest “How to hide your accidental ‘like’ on Instagram” post, we were intrigued by this even more efficient tip coming from one of our readers.

How to Sync Your Instagram Contacts to Facebook Messenger How to Sync Your Instagram Contacts to Facebook Messenger

Keeping up with your friends on all the various social networks you share can be an organizational pain. Now, however, Facebook is making this a tiny bit easier by allowing you to bring your Instagram contacts into Messenger, which also syncs your Instagram and Messenger conversations. If you go through with the merge…

What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly

A dad named Jack R. says just about every week, his 9-year-old son asks if he can use the app Musical.ly. His son’s best friend has been telling him that everyone at school has an account. After hearing the kid beg all summer, Jack finally decided to download it onto his own phone and sign up himself so that he could…

How to Unfollow Everyone on Twitter How to Unfollow Everyone on Twitter

If you’re still an active Twitter user, and if you’ve been collecting followers for years until your timeline became an unreadable mess, you might fantasize about burning it all down. “It” meaning both the entire sinful world and your Twitter feed. We can help with the second one. Here are four ways to unfollow…

Why You Need an Anonymous Social Media Account Why You Need an Anonymous Social Media Account

Being online has never been more embarrassing. People are renting 10 minutes of time on private jets for the ‘gram. The most innocuous and best-meaning of posts can spark outrage. You can’t talk to someone on a plane without it becoming a viral story that leads to harassment. The president tweets.

Stop Posting Pictures of Strangers on Social Media Stop Posting Pictures of Strangers on Social Media

Taking someone’s photo without their consent and posting it on the internet is a shitty thing to do. It’s invasive, inappropriate, and can even put the other person in danger. In a world that made any sense, this wouldn’t require further explanation. This would be a commonly understood part of the social contract.

How to Add a New LinkedIn Connection Via QR Code How to Add a New LinkedIn Connection Via QR Code

Whenever you meet someone at a networking event that you’d like to chat with again, the question arises: how?

How To Responsibly Share Information About ICE Raids On Social Media How To Responsibly Share Information About ICE Raids On Social Media

Donald Trump’s policies are separating parents and children at the border, but families are also being torn apart in communities all around the US by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You’ve probably seen posts on Facebook and elsewhere warning folks generally of raids at locations in your neighborhood. Here’s how…

How to Snooze Topics on Facebook  How to Snooze Topics on Facebook 

We’ve all have a few topics that pop up regularly in our Facebook News Feed we’d rather not see. Maybe you’re trying to avoid World Cup details until you get home to watch that morning game on your DVR, or you’ve finally reached a breaking point with political conversations and want to pretend Trump doesn’t exist for…

What to Do If You Hate Your Partner's Social Media Presence What to Do If You Hate Your Partner's Social Media Presence

I once briefly dated a guy whose entire Twitter feed was about biking. He spent his day posting links to cycling routes, talking about his bike, communicating with other biking enthusiasts, advocating for cyclist safety efforts, and putting up photos of cars obstructing bike paths. All of this is admirable, of course,…

How to Customize What Memories You See on Facebook How to Customize What Memories You See on Facebook

If you’re tired of seeing all of those “on this day” posts on Facebook, you’re going to hate Facebook’s latest update. The social network launched a new Memories page this week, essentially an expanded version of its “On This Day” feature where you get the pleasure of reminiscing about that burger you ate one year ago…

Why Even Your Bullshit Accounts Deserve Strong Passwords Why Even Your Bullshit Accounts Deserve Strong Passwords

This week, password manager Dashlane analyzed ten years’ worth of passwords from public data breaches. The big lesson is, don’t reuse passwords. Not even a little, not even with a “formula.” Password formulas are easy to hack. And even your bullshit accounts deserve strong, unique passwords.

See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago

If you’re tired of the hell dimension that is present-day Twitter, internet renaissance man Andy Baio has the link for you: here’s what your Twitter feed would look like ten years ago today (if you followed all the people you follow now). Of course, you can only see tweets from people who were already on Twitter in…

Facebook Just Made Two-Factor Authentication Easier to Set Up  Facebook Just Made Two-Factor Authentication Easier to Set Up 

Facebook is making it easier to set up two-factor authentication on your account, and allowing those who want to use a third-party authenticator app instead of their phone number to receive their authentication code.

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