There are loads of things that the older generation doesn’t understand about us whippersnappers, but Facebook isn’t one of them. The following photos were posted on a Reddit thread that shows what the elderly have been up to on the popular social media platform. In fact, many of them are totally confused about how the whole thing works. But it makes us love the elderly even more because they’re so adorable as they try to figure out how this confusingly technological world works.
This leads to a lot of confusion, antics, and misunderstandings that will have you laughing. After you read this, you’ll probably want to reach for your phone and call your grandparents. But you should try messaging them on Facebook. It’s ten times more delightful.
This gentleman was at McDonalds checking out his Facebook and had a hard time seeing the screen.
Isn’t he adorable? Why didn’t anyone explain to him that you can use the zoom feature to magnify.
This granny has big news to report on social media, and it involves some delicious brownies!
Reddit’s [email protected] is excited, but all her friends care about is this guy named Michael!
Sometimes what old folks type online can make perfect sense to them in their heads at least.
It only takes a second for someone to misunderstand the meaning.
Yellow things…hmm…Most parents mistakenly assume that they can be perfectly understood when they post a question.
Ken learned that you have to be very specific if you don’t want to confuse the heck out of your daughter.
This grandmother wasn’t very happy when her grandkid shared her attempt to figure out emojis.
Of course, grandma has a nice way of being both sarcastic and loving at the same time with her reply.
There are a lot of alarming news out there today like crime, diseases, poverty, and global warming.
But this nana is concerned about a bigger threat: cheese. I mean, she’s got a point, doesn’t she?
You have to give this grandmother kudos for trying her best when deciding to take a walking selfie.
This Reddit user showed us how his grandmother supported the March For Our Lives. Clever!
Grandmothers are so precious, especially when they try to make sense of a T-shirt about love.
In a galaxy far, far away, this granny is clueless about the difference between Yoda and a Hobbit.
Relationship statuses should come with a caption that explains what they’re really all about.
This could have saved this Redditor’s grandmother the shock of her life.
If only there was a university like this for real, the world would be such a better place today.
This person’s uncle is a real hoot! He may be getting older and wiser, but he hasn’t lost his humor.
It can be a case of mistaken identity when an elderly person is trying to figure out social media.
Facebook is looking an awful lot like Snapchat. Plus, kudos on that awesome ceiling fan post.
You have to smile when someone who posts a photo of buildings but talks about something different.
Hey, at least it’s a lovely photo, and you get some useful info on where to buy some affordable flip-flops.
This elderly person posted some spot-on gluten free mini cupcakes but forgot to post the recipe.
You have to love her for thinking someone asked if she knew how to post and not if she had the recipe.
When you know that what you posted is totally innocent, but your grandparent doesn’t think so.
Who knew you could get into so much trouble simply by posting a photo of a blue Eggo waffle?
You know elderly folks are all heart, especially when they post a question related to gunshots.
Would the gunshots have been any less acceptable at a different time? Was it past your bedtime?
That time when the elderly misinterpreted the moving of the British Henge for something else.
Clearly, daylight savings time is so baffling that it totally confused this lady when she read this headline.
When your mom lets you know that your uncle has died on a comment of a laughing baby.
Uncle Tony died? Maybe she doesn’t know that “LOL” means laughing out loud.
The elderly don’t always understand the double meaning in an otherwise violent crochet message.
This person got jabbed by humor, but they didn’t get it, and decided it’d be best to unfollow the post.
All John wants to do is leave, but apparently, Amazon won’t let him go until he posts a review.
Whatever you do, you can’t make him so don’t even try, even though he did without realizing it.
When you get to a certain age, you can be as sarcastic as you want about someone you despise.
Mary has lots of pent up anger and she’s letting folks know how she feels about the dearly departed.