I am also a very keen social networking user and use both Facebook and Twitter extensively. However, there are few things which could be done better with both of these services. Alas, it depends on Facebook or Twitter developers to make those changes, and many things I want in them wouldn’t be considered.
However, there are several extensions out there which can easily enhance your experience with Facebook. In this post, I will try and list out the extensions I use on Facebook to enhance my experience with it. If you are looking for a desktop tool, don’t forget to check out the most Awesome desktop app for Facebook.
Tired of being forced on how you can view your profile without having the options to change colors or move widgets around? The Beautify Facebook extension will come in handy then.
The Beautify Facebook extension allows you to change the background for Facebook, apply transparency to content and more. It also allows you to tweak Facebook by allowing you to hide requests, Advertisements and more.
It also provides you with handy shortcuts for accessing frequently used pages. For example, you can use the Shift + h shortcut key to quickly go to the Facebook homepage from any other page, or Shift + p to go to your profile or Shift + i to to your inbox and so on. Overall, this extension is definitely worth trying out.
You will find the Options to edit the settings for Beautify Facebook extension when you visit Facebook.com.
Facebook News Feed For Google Chrome
Would you want to keep an eye on your Facebook wall without having to visit the website? Would you like to be notified about Facebook notifications right in the browser?
The Facebook for Google Chrome is an extension which allows you to view your Facebook wall, notifications, messages and more without having to visit Facebook itself. The extension also allows you to like and comment on Facebook posts. In addition to that, it also displays a number on the icon to notify you of new updates.
Interested? Download Facebook for Google Chrome.
Facebook Photo Zoom
Many of my Facebook friends upload photos and albums to the website. I usually browse through those photos whenever I have time. However, clicking through an entire album of pictures could take a lot of time, specially when I might be interested in only seeing enlarged versions of one or two photos.
The Facebook Photo Zoom extension comes in handy here as it allows me to view the enlarged version of photos uploaded to Facebook by just hovering my mouse over the photo.
If you are a heavy Facebook user, I highly recommend that you download this extension. Download Facebook Photo Zoom.
Facebook Upcoming Birthdays
Many a times I tend to miss wishing my Friends a happy birthday, partly because I don’t remember them, and partly because I forget to visit Facebook. The Facebook Upcoming Birthdays extension puts an icon in the toolbar where you can quickly glance and view your friends upcoming birthday.
It definitely makes it harder to miss a friend’s birthday now. Download Facebook Upcoming Birthdays
Facebook Full Screen Videos
Do you get annoyed that you cannot watch videos in full screen from YouTube on Facebook? Well the Facebook Full Screen Video extension can be helpful. The extension allows you to watch full screen videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
Quick Share For Facebook
Did you just find an interesting webpage you want to share with your friends on Facebook? The Share on Facebook from Omnibar gives you a one click option to share any webpage with your friends. Just click on the Facebook icon in the address bar and it will automatically create the share for you. Of course you will still have click on the Share button in the end.
Add Facebook Events To Google Calendar
Do you use Google Calendar to organize your events and appointments? Then the Facebook Event to Google Calendar extension will come in pretty handy. It allows you to quickly add any Facebook event to your Google Calendar with the click of a link. No more copy paste and typing.
Export Your Facebook Friends
Do you want to use your Facebook friends email and phone numbers elsewhere? Well typing out those details could be quite a pain, so why not just export your Facebook friends contact details as a CSV file?
The Facebook Friend Exporter plugin will allow you to export your Facebook friends phone number, email and other details as a CSV file and even help you import them into Gmail.
Facebook Unfriend Finder
Want to find out when someone unfriends you on Facebook? The Facebook Unfriend Finder extension will come in handy then. The script sits in Chrome and tells you whenever someone has removed you from their Friend’s list. Not very handy to everyone but useful nevertheless.
More Facebook Extensions
I have tried to list some of the best Google Chrome extensions for enhancing your Facebook experience. I could add several more, but it could turn this post into a drag, so here are some other extensions worth mentionable in brief.
- Facebook Runner – Shows you how much time you spend on Facebook
- Facebook Ads Blocker – Blocks Ads on Facebook
- Facebook Secure – Forces Facebook to use SSL/HTTPS
- Gmail Facebook Integration – Displays your Facebook Messages in Gmail
Is that all? Of course not, you will find tons of other Facebook related extensions in the repository. Head over to this link to find those. Of course don’t forget to tell me about your favorite Google Extensions for Facebook. I would definitely want to try few of them out.