Facebook can send your Facebook friends’ updates on your Mobile for Free. Ufone has advertised the whole process on their website.
Currently Facebook is offering Updates for Ufone, Mobilink, Telenor and Warid.
Below is the complete process of how to register your Mobile number with your Facebook Account.
To activate Facebook functionality on mobile handset, user will be required to login to the following link:
- Click on Sign up with Facebook Text Messages. (You are supposed to be logged in before clicking on this link
- Now select your country and operator – click next
- Send a message with ‘F’ to 32665
- Enter confirmation code received on your cell into dialogue box appearing in facebook account – and you are done.
On next page users can edit all notification settings e.g. what kind of notifications to receive, what should be the time of notification, number of notifications to be received, etc. To save setting users will be required to click Save Preferences button.
Be sure you don’t select all updates to be received on your Phone – otherwise, your mobile will keep beeping all the times.
You can also add multiple phone numbers to a single profile or remove existing phone numbers as well, however notifications will only be sent to a single number.
How to Update Facebook through Mobile
Complete list of Facebook functionalities is mentioned below:
To update Facebook status: Send <new status message> to 32665, e.g. “I’m in at a party” to 32665. There is no need to use inverted commas.
To Undo Status Change: To immediately remove an updated status through SMS or restore previous status, send “Undo” to 32665
To send Message to a Friend: Send “MSG <friend’s name> <text>, to 32665 e.g., “MSG Usman hey man where are you” to 32665
Send “M <friend’s name> <text>, to 32665 e.g., “M Usman hey man where are you” to 32665
To write on Friend’s Wall: Send “Wall <friend’s name> <text>, to 32665 e.g., “Wall Usman hey did you pass the exam?” to 32665
Send “W <friend’s name> <text>, to 32665 e.g., “W Usman hey did you pass the exam?” to 32665
To Poke a Friend: Send “Poke <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g. “Poke Usman” to 32665”
To Subscribe to a Friend’s Status Update: Send “Subscribe <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g. “Subscribe Usman” to 32665”
Send “Sub <friend’s name> to 32665” e.g. “Sub Usman” to 32665”
To Un-subscribe to a Friend’s Status Update: Send “unsubscribe <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g. “unsubscribe Usman” to 32665”
Send “unsub <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g. “unsub Usman” to 32665”
To search for Friend’s Information: Send “Find <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g., “Find Usman” to 32665 and get their information on name, e-mail, status, marital status, mobile number and more.
To Add a Friend: Send “Add <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g., “Add Usman” to 32665. User will get a list of people matching their criteria with closest matches of their friend’s name.
To find a Friend’s E-mail: Send “Email <friend’s name>” to 32665 e.g. “Email Usman”. User friend has to be on Ffacebook to retrieve the email address.
To get Help on list of commands: Send “Help” to 32665.
To De-activate Notifications: Send “OFF” to 32665. User will no longer be able to receive notifications on their handset.
To Re-Activate Notifications: Send “ON” to 32665. User will start receiving notifications again. However user already needs to be a registered user to SMS mobile notifications.
Reply to Notifications: You can also reply to notifications they receive. Following is detailed list and format of notifications received on user handset. User will only be required to reply to the notifications.
Poke notification: You have been poked on Facebook by <Friend Name> Reply ‘P’ to poke <Friend Name> back.
Message notification: Facebook msg from <Friend Name> Subj: <subject> <Message Text> …(‘n’ for next) Reply to msg <Friend Name>back.
User can only reply back to message when they have read the complete message. To read remaining message they will reply back to SMS with “n”
Wall notification: <Friend Name> wrote on your Facebook wall: <Message Text> …(‘n’ for next) Reply to msg <Friend Name> back.
User can only reply back to message when they have read the complete message. To read remaining message they will reply back to SMS with “n”. Reply to this message will be posted on friend’s wall.
Add Friend notification: <Friend Name> has requested to add you as a friend on Facebook. Reply ‘add’ to add, or ‘info’ to get profile.
User can reply back with “Add” to 32665 to accept the friend request or get information about the person by replying with “Info” to 32665
Photo-tag notification: <Friend Name> added a photo of you on Facebook. <photo-link>
Photo comment notification: <Friend Name> commented on your photo. <photo-link>
Users can view the posted photo or comment on the photo by visiting the link on their handset. This would require GPRS activated handset to access the link.
If the user does not send an MO in 45 days his account will be inactivated and the following reminder message will be sent to the user
You have not used Facebook texts in over 45 days. Notifications will be turned off. To continue receiving Facebook Mobile Texts, reply “ON” within 48 hours
Picture Upload through MMS: You can also upload their pictures straight from their handset on to their facebook profile. To upload a picture user will be required to login into the below link get their unique email address.
Once user is logged in they will get their unique Facebook-MMS Email ID as shown below. They can find the Email ID under Upload via Email heading. For example purposes only, the Email ID for the logged in account whose snapshot is attached is: [email protected]
Or users can simply click “Send my upload email to me now” link under Upload via Email heading and then can receive their unique Facebook-MMS Email ID on their email or mobile handset.
To upload a picture from mobile, user will only be required to MMS their picture to the provided Facebook-MMS Email ID and their uploaded picture will appear on their Facebook under Mobile Upload album.
- All SMS sent to 32665 will be charged Re 1 plus tax.
- All notifications received are free of charge.
- Picture upload charges are as per MMS standard i.e. Rs 5 plus tax/64KB
- For GPRS access, standard GPRS charges apply