How to join Facebook: You’re not much of a guy technological and you do nothing to hide your disappointment towards people who, more and more often, spend their days with their heads bowed on the smartphone screen.
However, as they say, only those with limited minds never change their minds. So you have decided to go against your instincts and take on the controversial world of social networks.
To be precise, you would like to try to open a profile on Facebook but, not being very accustomed to the use of mobile phones and computers, you would like to have a hand to take your first steps in this world. No problem: I’ll help you!
Let’s start by seeing how to join Facebook from smartphone. In this case, the first step you need to take is to open the store of your mobile phone (ie Google Play on Android and App Store on iPhone), search for the official Facebook app and install it by first pressing on its icon in the search results and then on the download button.
Once the installation is complete, you have to start the Facebook application and select the item Register on Facebook which is at the bottom of the screen, then press the button Keep it going and choose whether to subscribe to the social network using yours telephone number or yours email address.
After entering your e-mail address or your mobile phone number (complete with international prefix +39), press on Keep it going and provide yours full name. Then press the button once more Keep it going and choose the password to access Facebook: it must be complex enough, at least 6 characters long and made up of letters, numbers and special characters (e.g. exclamation point, hyphen, parenthesis).
Once you have chosen your password, press Keep it going, select yours date of birth from the appropriate drop-down menu and confirm. Finally, indicate if you are man or woman and you will be automatically redirected to the main screen of the Facebook app.
At this point you must log in using the data you chose during registration: your email address or your mobile number in the username field and the password you previously set in the keyword field, press then on the button Log in and go through the initial setup procedure of your Facebook account.
At this juncture you need to set one profile photo shooting it in real time with the smartphone camera or choosing it from the Android / iPhone gallery. You can then enter your information home town, at the school and / or al work and you can find your friends on Facebook by granting the social network permission to analyze the phone book. But be careful: you are not obliged to provide this data. These are three optional steps that you can easily avoid by selecting the item Skip located at the top right of the screen.
That’s all! You are now a full Facebook user but remember to confirm your identity by clicking on the verification link you received via email or by entering in the box Confirmation that is shown when you log in the verification code received via SMS, if you do not do it your profile may be deleted.
The procedure for sign up for Facebook from a PC is equally simple. After connecting to the social network home page with your favorite browser, fill out the form you see on the right of the screen by typing the required data: First name, Surname, Email address or telephone number (twice), password, gender of belonging e date of birth. Also in this case you can freely choose whether to register via email or mobile number.
After filling in all the fields of the form, click on the button subscribe and complete the initial account setup process. First of all, you are asked to type your e-mail address or your username on Skype to check the address book and find your friends registered on Facebook, then you can choose whether to enter information relating to your education and your work (School, Employer, Home town etc.) and finally you are invited to choose one profile photo.
As mentioned above, these are optional steps that you can bypass with a simple click on the item Skip located in the lower right part of the screen.
Mission accomplished! You are now subscribed to Facebook. You just have to confirm your identity clicking on the verification link received via email or typing the code received via SMS (depending on whether you registered with your email address or mobile number) and have fun with your friends on the most famous social network in the world.
If you want help getting started on your profile, try taking a look at my guides on how to protect privacy on Facebook, how to search for people on Facebook and how to customize your Facebook profile.