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Continue your journey to tech savvy with my answers to three common questions. Share them with your friends and family and you won’t even have to give me credit.
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“Is there a better way to share something online than taking a screenshot?”
It depends, but if you’re looking to share a website but want your recipient to go to a specific location, you can! This way they don’t have to search for the information you’re trying to send and they can save the page for later.
Want to share a specific section of a webpage?
- In Google Chrome, highlight the text, then choose “Copy link to highlight”.
- Paste this link and it will send your recipient directly to this location.
You can do the same with YouTube videos
Try this if you want to share a specific moment in a longer video. So useful!
- Find the video you want and scroll to time you want to share.
- Right click and select Copy video url to current time.
- You can also click on the Share button and check the start to box. Enter the time you want, then click Copy.
Here are five more YouTube tricks everyone should know.
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“Can I read text messages without the person who sent them knowing? »
For some reason, you don’t want the person who sent it to know you read it. I’ve got your back.
Option 1: Enable notifications on your phone. That way, when a message arrives, you’ll see everything on your home screen – or just enough to know what it’s about without opening it.
Option 2: Here is an option that does not require any changes to the settings. Once you receive a text message, immediately put your phone in airplane mode and then turn off Wi-Fi. This completely shuts off the internet. You can still view the message, but there is no way to send a read receipt.
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Whatever email app you use, make sure the option called Read receipts is turned off.
“How can I get Google to stop showing me pictures of my ex?”
The same goes for Facebook. They like to remind us of the past. It stinks when that memory is something you’d rather forget.
Did you know that you can prevent photos from being displayed? You don’t delete them, you just hide them.
- Open Facebook on your phone and press the three line menu icon.
- Faucet Memoriesthen the gear icon.
- You can choose to receive notifications for All memories, Strong points (videos and special collections, as judged by Facebook) or None.
- Below Hide Memoriesyou can touch People Or Appointment to hide memories that involve people and dates you’d rather not see.
- Open the Google Photos app on your phone, choose your google account and press Photo settings.
- Choose Memories, Hide people and pets. Select from the listed profiles to hide photos or videos individually.
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