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Remember when Facebook was just a place you’d go to post a silly message on a friend’s wall? As with any growing company, the social network has done an especially good job at expanding its reach.

Facebook has become a place you go to for news as well as friend updates, not to mention viral videos and event planning.

But did you know that you can also use Facebook and its Messenger app to play chess, shoot hoops, and even send special birthday videos? Yes, like Snapchat, Facebook continually delights with surprising new ways to make us even more addicted than we already are.

Click through for six hidden Facebook features that will forever change how you use the site as culled from Refinery29.

1. Create A Personalized Birthday Video

you don't know you can do this on Facebook

Why just post “happy birthday” on a friend’s wall when you can record a video for them? Facebook’s birthday video cam lets you choose from among six fun, birthday-themed background filters and record a special 15-second video. Just go to a friend’s Facebook page on their birthday, and go to write a post like you normally would. You’ll see a blue bar pop up that says, “Record a birthday video.” Press that, and go crazy!

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