What is Facebook Subscriptions & How To Enable It?

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Facebook did a major Feature update again and this time a more useful one, The new feature is a Subscribe Button. We will talk about the subscribe feature of facebook and show you how to activate it on your profile.

WHAT IS FACEBOOK SUBSCRIPTIONS?

“Now you can hear from people you’re interested in, even if you’re not friends.”

That is the Tag line of the new feature and that is true to the word! This new subscription feature allows you to follow updates from people on facebook with whom you are not friend with, This can be a celebrity with overflown friendlist and cant accept more etc.

HOW TO ACTIVATE FACEBOOK SUBSCRIPTIONS.

Activating the feature is as easy as pie, I will lead you through with some screenshots.

1. To activate Facebook Subscriptions, Visit this Link.

2. Click Allow Subscribers.

1. Allow Subscribers

3. Choose the preferred privacy setttings:

2 Choose Settings

  1. Allow Anyone to Comment on Public Updates : No (Recommended)
    Get Notified about new subcribers : Anyone (unless you are a celeb who will have thousands of followers)
  2. After that the Subscriptions Feature has got activated on your account.

HOW TO DEACTIVATE THE FEATURE.

For some reasons you may feel like deactivating the feature then here is how its done.

1. Go to your profile.

2. Click the Subscribers Tab.

3. Click Edit Settings.

Deactivate - Step 1

4. Click Off in the Subscribers Option.

Deactivate - Step 2

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO A FRIEND.

Thats where you got it wrong! You do not have to subscribe to a friend. You are already receiving all the updates from your friends and you don’t need to additionally subscribe to them. This feature although can be used to filter what updates you receive from your friends.

To subscribe to a person’s (not friend) profile, Go to his profile and if the person has activated Subscriptions, You will see the subscribe button as below.

Subscribe Button Live

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUBSCRIBED PROFILE & A FACEBOOK FANPAGE.

Difference Between Profile Subscription and FanPage

IF AN UNKNOWN PERSON SUBSCRIBES TO ME, WHAT CAN THEY SEE ON MY PROFILE UPDATES?

When a person subscribes to your profile updates, They can ONLY see the updates you share publicly! They cant see the status updates,photos that you share with your friends only. The way your subscribers interact with you can be specified by the settings you did when you clicked ‘Allow Subscribers’ There you were to select if they can comment on your updates etc. It will depend on that option.

WHY CAN’T I SEE THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON ON A PERSON’S PROFILE?

May be you went to a celeb’s profile and wanted to follow her, Then you see that the subscribe button is not present in there, Why is it so?

Because the button is not enabled on all accounts by default! They have to enable it like you did in the above steps. Only after they allow subscribers can you subscribe to them.

HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT UPDATES TO RECEIVE FROM THE PERSON WHOM I FOLLOW?

After you click the subscribe button on the person’s profile, Just hover over the button again and you will see the options as listed below. Just select the options that you want to receive from the person and tick them.

Choose the updates

HOW TO MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS & SUBSCRIBERS.

When you want to manage your subscriptions or subscribers Just go to your profile and click the corresponding tab below the profile picture. You can Remove or Select the update options from there.

Visit Subscribers Tab

 

That was it with Facebook Subscriptions update, Hope you have cleared all your doubts about the feature. If any exist, Comment them below and I will try to answer them! :)

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