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Update Facebook status via e-mail

Let your friends and family know what you're up to without getting caught up reading other updates or playing games.

Many workplaces frown upon using company time for leisure activities such as browsing Facebook. This isn't without reason, however, as many people have gone on Facebook to post a status update and found themselves still on the site 45 minutes later instead of working. Fortunately, there is actually a way to update your status by simply sending an e-mail, escaping the grasp of the site during work hours.

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Step 1: Sign into your account from the main Facebook page.

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Step 2: Navigate to in the same browser (not on your mobile device).

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Step 3: Record the e-mail address displayed on this page under the heading Upload via Email.

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Step 4: Create a new contact in your e-mail client of choice or on your mobile device with the e-mail address from above.

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Step 5: Send an e-mail to your new contact with the status update text as the subject of the e-mail and it will post to your Facebook page.

Voila! You can now keep your Facebook up-to-date without having to worry about any distractions (looking at you, Bejeweled Blitz) preventing you from getting back to work.