Let's say you are a blogger and you have blog readers out there interested in what you are recommending and sharing. But, you might be uncomfortable in connecting with all those folks on Facebook with all the security concerns and as you don't wanna mix important updates of your loving friends and family with other folks. How about letting them follow your public updates without keeping them in waiting list with unconfirmed friend requests?
Subscribe for Updates?
We already discussed about securing your hacked profile. But as the network grows rapidly, it was not just about known friends and family anymore. Facebook had to think of an alternative as people seeking a way to connect with people they are interested in, so they can view what they are sharing or talking about. Wouldn't you love to see what's going on with your favorite movie star? ;) That's where Facebook introduced Subscribe feature which now referred as Follow.
Once a Facebook user start following his favorite person, public updates from his favorite will show up on his news feed. But here that person needs to have subscriptions enabled to let people follow his/her public updates. If you are a one needs to let others follow your public updates instead of keeping bunch of unapproved friend requests, let's figure out how to enable subscriptions on your own Facebook profile too.
1. Log in to your Facebook account.
2. Navigate to Followers settings tab.
3. Now select Everybody for the option Who Can Follow Me?.
* You can manage who can see your followers too. Navigate to your Friends tab and select Edit Privacy option from Manage button.
Then you can change privacy settings related to Followers.